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  • If you look at glass in old windows, it can look distorted, apparently because the lower part of the pane is thicker than the upper part.Some people think that's because the glass, which behaves like a liquid at times, has sagged over time due to the effect of gravity, according to a July 15 Live Science report.
  • Harmon Glass leased the 27,000-square-foot industrial building at 2810 S. Raritan St. in Englewood, CO. Occupancy is set for August 1, according to a July 15 CoStar Group brief.
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  • About 200 state and city officials, industry and civic leaders watched as some Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors cut the ribbon Thursday on the longer of two new "crystal bridges," which expand Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport's capacity to board and receive passengers, according to the Killeen Daily Herald.
  • The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Washington, D.C., is accepting applications from both the public and private sector for the 2008 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards. The application deadline for the 2008 Awards program is Oct. 15, 2008. An independent, impartial jury of industry leaders will select the winning entries.
  • The credit crunch, the high cost of energy and falling confidence are set to affect all the private sectors Housing is going to be the worst hit with housing transactions down by 33 percent and private and public sector housing starts only reaching 162,000, according to a July 8 Building talk report.
  • The value of nonresidential building construction starts dropped 5.0 percent year-to-date through June compared to the first half of last year, Reed Construction Data reported on Thursday, based on its own data collection. However, square footage slumped 13 percent. Much of the difference was attributable to soaring materials costs, which Reed estimated were up 18 percent in the first five months...
  • Emirates Glass LLC (EGL), one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments (DI), today announced that work on its new aed 175 million, state-of-the-art plant and headquarters, which will also house lumiglass industries, has begun at the Dubai Investments Park.
  • Vietnam produced 18.7 million square metres of glass in the first half of this year, a decrease of 5.3 per cent as compared with the same period in 2007, according to a July 4 report from Vietnam’s General Statistics Office.
  • At a glass factory in Wixom, glaziers are creating Woodward Avenue's first tribute -- a polished pillar of auto-history scenes that in August will rise 30 feet from the Woodward median near 9 Mile in Ferndale, according to a July 11 Detroit Free Press report.
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