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  • Butterfly wings could be used to develop new self-cleaning windows, scientists said.French researchers have developed a technique for replicating the microscopic surface of the insects' wings, which repel water and dirt.
  • Construction spending fell 1.2 percent from September to October, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.07 trillion, the Census Bureau reported today. However, Census bumped up its estimates for September and August by more than $20 billion (2 percent) each, enough to improve the estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product. Private residential spending in October was down 3.5...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., and the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., have entered into a groundbreaking initiative in which the organizations will work together to re-purpose GANA's Fabrication, Erection and Glazing Hours Manual for online training to be offered exclusively on MyGlassClass.com. In addition to supplementing the content already available on the NGA...
  • The producer price index for finished goods had a record single-month drop in October: 2.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted (-2.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday, although the index still rose 3.7 percent over 12 months. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, which is a weighted average of materials used in every type of...
  • Officials at the Vietnam Glass Association, or Vieglass, has asked the Vietnamese prime minister to increase Vietnam’s import duty on construction glass to 20 percent from the current 5 percent, according to a Nov. 21 report from Vietnamese News Agency. “[Vieglass] said that domestically-produced glass is losing market share to glass imported from ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 503-08, a voluntary specification for field testing of newly installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems, according to a Nov. 25 AAMA release. The recently revised specification, titled Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and...
  • On Nov. 14, 2008, the American Subcontractors Association and ASA of Colorado filed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief urging the Colorado Court of Appeals to reject a design-build contractor’s contention that it should be able to shift liability for its design errors to faultless subcontractors, according to a Nov. 25 ASA release. ASA and ASAC tapped ASA’s...
  • U.S. demand for windows and doors is forecast to rise 2.8 percent annually to $40billion in 2012, a deceleration from the 2002-2007 pace, according to Windows & Doors, a new Freedonia study. Demand gains will be restrained by a subdued outlook for residential construction, which constitutes the largest market for windows and doors. While the U.S. housing market is projected to post a modest...
  • While other trade shows might be struggling, the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, organized by the U.S. Green Building Council, Nov. 19-21, in Boston was bursting at the seams. With more than 25,000 attendees crowding the aisles of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the show provided evidence that demand for green is “real,” as one window manufacturer noted....
  • The OAO Gomelsteklo glass producer presented a project to investors for the establishment of a sheet polished glass production facility at an investment forum in London in mid-November, according to a Nov. 18 Belta news agency report. An official from Belarus’ Ministry of Construction and Architecture said that the new facility will produce 1.5-millimeter-3-mm-thick and 8-mm-19-mm-thick...
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  • 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...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...