Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The International Code Council and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. have merged their efforts, rather than compete, to develop the nation’s first “green” model code for commercial buildings. The model code, released on March 15, is open for public comment through May 14 but now is available to jurisdictions. Version 2.0, based on...
  • Don McCann, architectural design manager, Viracon Inc., Owatonna, Minn., will join leading architects, engineers and design experts to speak at the “Glass & Glazing in the 21st Century: Design & Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture” conference hosted by MIT this weekend, according to a March 18 release. The conference and training program, presented by...
  • French glass giant Saint Gobain SA plans to boost its yearly sales related to solar power up to Eur 2 billion in five years, and the company is likely to make acquisitions in the sector, Chief Executive Pierre-Andre de Chalendar said Wednesday [March 17], according to a March 17 Fox Business report.
  • Alcoa, [Pittsburgh] the aluminum giant, is testing a new type of solar technology that it believes will lower the cost of renewable energy.The company has replaced the glass in parabolic troughs with reflective aluminum and integrated the mirror into a single structure.Parabolic troughs focus sunlight on liquid-filled receivers suspended over the mirrors to create steam that drives an electricity...
  • In order to further encourage revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency's new lead paint rules, Rich Walker, president and CEO, American Architectural Manufacturers Association,  Schaumburg, Ill., along with other industry representatives met today [March 17] with the White House's Office of Management and Budget and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, according to...
  • The [Grand Bahamas] government is concerned over Fenestration and Glass Services Ltd.'s recent announcement that it is closing its doors due to a dispute with the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC).FGC Chief Executive Officer Steve Howes, in a letter posted on several local Web sites Monday [March 15], revealed that over the past three years the company has experienced many problems with the...
  • A two-day building envelope educational symposium and design challenge "test-off" is being hosted by Architectural Testing Inc., York, Pa., at its New England Regional Laboratory, Chelmsford, Mass, May 21-22, according to a March 16 release. Participants must register by April; there's no fee to attend.On May 21, ATI will present an educational symposium and open house at the...
  • Two years after the tornado that blew out hundreds of windows at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, a massive window replacement project is still underway.Instead of replacing only the windows that were broken, hotel managers decided to avoid a patchwork look and change the entire face of this 73-story building with new, stronger, more energy-efficient glass that meets today's stricter standards.Crews...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., supports a request made to U.S. senators urging for the delayed implementation of Environmental Protection Agency's "Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule," according to a March 15 release. AAMA joins with 12 other industry associations and organizations representing manufacturers, distributors,...
  • The glass market for interior construction cannot escape from the building industry crisis, according to a European study. After years of high growth rates, the market decreased by 6.4 percent in terms of quantity in 2009 and reached a turnover of 1.41 billion Euro in the top five countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the U.K. Among these countries, the U.K. was hit the hardest, as...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...