Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Skyrocketing scrap prices for metals, particularly copper and aluminum, have made construction jobsites prime targets for thieves. Contract glaziers say they increasingly have to protect against thefts of everything from copper wire to aluminum frames ...
  • Sales for French glassmaker Saint-Gobain increased 4.4 percent in 2007, with operating income rising 10.6 percent to $6 billion, according to a Jan. 24 company release ...

  • Take a “guest tour” of your facility, inspecting it from a visitor’s perspective

    Start with the grounds and parking lot, check the sidewalks and entrance ...

  • Nickel sulfide inclusions in the all-glass façade of Des Moines’ Central Library are being blamed for more than 30 broken lites. The Des Moines Public Library Board of Trustees filed a lawsuit Jan. 16 against the local architect and the glass installer over the breakages on the 21-month-old building ...

  • High winds, not faulty glass, blamed for breaks
    Seven cracked windows on the recently opened New York Times Building in Manhattan have caught the attention of the New York City Department of Buildings ...
  • Armed with nothing but a travel guide, wi-fi and her wits, blogger Katy Devlin learns more about fenestration - and defenestration ...
  • In another example of convergence in the industry, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, purchased Tubelite Inc., Walker, Mich., at the end of December, to grow its presence in architectural markets ...
  • Despite the United States’ residential slump and the subprime mortgage crash, the nonresidential construction market should experience growth in 2008. However, growth will not be as strong as in 2007, according to a Dec. 13 forecast from the Associated General Contractors, Arlington, Va...
  • U.S. companies and associations that attended Fenestration China 2007 in November say the event provided a stepping stone into the skyrocketing Chinese fenestration and glass industry. “For the industry, China is the biggest market in the world—the fastest growing,” says James Gao, director of sales and marketing, Asia, for Edgetech IG ...
  • Demand for flat glass in China is expected to climb 8.6 percent per year through 2011 to 2.2 billion square meters, according Flat Glass in China, a Freedonia study released Dec. 5. Measured in value, flat glass demand will expand 15 percent per year to about $1 billion, driven by a shift in the mix toward higher value fabricated glass in many applications ...
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