Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The updated rating system for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., awards energy performance over daylighting, said Henry Taylor, Architectural Services Team manager, Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga. The change could present challenges to industry manufacturers hoping to present glass as a green building material, he said...
  • The largest solar power system ever mounted on a building in the southern hemisphere has been switched on in the red heart of Australia. The rooftop solar photovoltaic installation is expected to generate 40 percent and 80 percent of the energy requirements of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Alice Springs. Speaking from the desert town on Wednesday, hotel general manager Adam Glass said the system...
  • The nanomaterials revolution has brought many innovations to the building sector in recent years—concrete that cleans itself, glass that switches from transparent to opaque with the push of a button, and solar panels as thin as paper.One of the more notable nanomaterial successes in the building industry dates back to the late 1970s. That's when scientists discovered that by applying...
  • The Glazing Industry Code Committee has scheduled a new Webinar focusing on energy codes and their effect on the industry, according to a Feb. 11 release. The Webinar, which will feature in-depth information and analysis from Dr. Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting, offers the industry an insight into the potential future benefits and pitfalls from action in today’s code arena.“This...
  • Demand for specialty films is forecast to advance 4.7 percent per year to $7.6billion in 2012, according to Specialty Films, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., aCleveland-based industry research firm. Gains will be driven by the increasing need for high-performance plastic films which offer such benefits as barrier properties, mechanical strength and chemical resistance in packaging and...
  • Innovative Glass Corp., [Plainview, N.Y.] announced today the completion of the largest SPD-SmartGlass window installation in the world, at the Indiana University Health Information and Translational Sciences Building using the latest generation SPD light-control film technology developed by Research Frontiers, [Woodbury, N.Y.] and produced by Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. [China].The...
  • In China, photovoltaic industry has grown fast in the past few years due to its cost advantage and the government's favorable policies. According to the Mid- and Long-term Plans for Renewable Energy issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, the total solar power output would be 300MW in China by 2010, and 1,800MW by 2020, according to a Feb. 10 PR-inside.com report. 
  • To cap or not to cap?That was the question on Tuesday when more than 300 people came to hear testimonies for and against House Bill 1819 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 5735, which would implement a regional cap and trade program in Washington state in partnership with six other states and four Canadian provinces, under a coalition called the Western Climate Initiative.Under the measure,...
  • Reed Construction Data, Norcross, Ga., a leading provider of building information modeling solutions and construction information, has announced a February 2009 launch for SmartBIM Library (SBL) v3.2, the leading BIM content management tool for architects and engineers.The release of SBL v3.2 will add new features and enhancements including the drag-and-drop family publisher, allowing users to...
  • Add sustainability to the list of matters discussed by political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum, which announced that $515 billion, as well as government action and regulation is needed annually for "green" investments to avoid a disastrous carbon emissions level.The announcement came in the report "Green Investing: Towards a Clean Energy Infrastructure"...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...