Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The restoration of the world's largest Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass dome located in Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street has been completed with awe-inspiring results. An initiative of the City of Chicago, which owns the landmark Cultural Center, the project restored the dome to Tiffany's original vision and allows it to be seen as it was in 1897, when...
  • India is seeing a boom in construction with several malls, commercial complexes, offices and hospitals coming up. These buildings have a high quantum of human traffic and require designs and use of building materials that ensure the highest level of safety for occupants. One of the key aspects of safety that is gaining priority is protecting occupants against fire hazards, according to a July 25...
  • French building materials giant Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA said it would slash 6,000 jobs as part of a €435 million ($682 million) cost-cutting plan to adapt to worsening global economic conditions.Saint-Gobain, a leading supplier of glass to the automotive and building industries, said 4,000 of the job cuts would be made this year, accounting for most of the €300 million ($470...
  • The International Code Council board approved the creation of a Sustainable Building Technology Committee to support its many ongoing efforts in green, sustainable and safe construction at its July 19 meeting, according to a July 24 release.The SBTC will provide an open forum for discussion of sustainability and ensure that ICC members and stakeholders have a key voice in the critical debate. The...
  • Bekaert Specialty Films LLC today reaffirmed its pledge to environmental stewardship by announcing that it has defined its carbon footprint. Bekaert Specialty Films' solar control window films, sold under the Solar Gard and Panorama brands, have long been recognized for their role in reducing energy consumption, and the company is now the first specialized film manufacturer to make this level of...
  • The Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Pa., needs its windows replaced. Along the Broad Street side of the seven-story building, 10 windows that measure 8 feet by 3.5 feet are fractured or shattered. On the Main Street side, there are another five windows that measure 8 feet by 8 feet, which need to be replaced with the smaller-sized glass, according to a July 24 report in The...
  • The Calgary Board of Education will move its headquarters in the soon-to-be-built office tower near the Dr. Carl Safran School. A courtyard separating the office tower from the school will be joined by a glass pavilion, a dramatic space designed for use as a high-tech display area with large-screen monitors, according to a July 24 Calgary Herald arti.A community request was to have the...
  • Legacy National Bank can foreclose the Legacy Building in Fayetteville now that all the claims of subcontractors and suppliers have been settled, according to a July 24 Northwest Arkansas Times article. Typically, banks initiate foreclosure lawsuits because banks make construction loans that put them in a first lien position. This case was different because a subcontractor, RGC Glass, filed the...
  • When the owners of Central Insulated Glass decided to build a new facility, it was an easy decision to integrate glass in the Bridgeport Township building design.Showcasing its "curtain wall" system of all metal and glass, the front entrance of the Bridgeport Township facility is a sparkling display of floor-to-ceiling, high-efficiency glass that keeps the building warm in the winter...
  • The Laminating Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released a new specification, according to a July 23 press release. The Standard Specification for Ball Drop Impact Resistance of Laminated Architectural Flat Glazing is a companion piece for the division’s ball drop test method released in 2006. The purpose of the specification is...
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...