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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released AAMA 904, "Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications." The document describes methods of test, procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of this type of hinge used for opening and closing casement, projected and parallel opening windows. The 904 specification...
  • The International Code Council and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation formalized the consolidation of the two associations. SRCC is now part of the ICC Group that includes the ICC Evaluation Service and the International Accreditation Service.“SRCC is an industry leading association with big ideas and limited resources,” said SRCC Executive Director Eileen Prado, who will serve as...
  • Diamon-Fusion International has had its products specifically reviewed for compliance in association with USGBC's LEED rating system to confirm how they can contribute in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Materials and Resources. DFI’s flagship product, Diamon-Fusion, is among the first protective coatings on the market...
  • U.S. construction spending increased 1.1 percent in October to its highest level since May, according to a Dec. 2 Department of Commerce report. It had slipped 0.1 percent in September.Fueling the gains in October were newly built schools, which led to a 2.3 percent increase in government construction spending. Private construction of power plants and commercial centers slipped in October....
  • Richard A. Mauro, founder and owner of Tower Glass in Woburn, Massachusetts, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27. Mauro was a strong advocate of the union glazing and construction industry. He worked with his three sons at Tower Glass, and was a long time member of Glaziers Local 1044. He was past president and officer of the Glass Employers Association of New England; a trustee on the local Pension...
  • PPG Industries and Pleotint LLC renewed their agreement to jointly market a commercial window glass system that combines self-tinting Suntuitive glass by Pleotint with Solarban low-emissivity glass by PPG to increase occupant comfort, control solar heat gain and reduce energy costs in buildings, PPG reports. Pleotint and PPG established their marketing alliance in 2011.  “Pleotint and PPG...
  • Bendheim Wall Systems Inc. partnered with Längle Glass GmbH of Austria to introduce decorative glass rainscreen systems. The systems can completely change the look of a building while offering a range of functional benefits for new and retrofit construction, including bird-friendly decorative glass options, according to Bendheim.  Bendheim’s history of joining forces with design industry...
  • Jerry Wright, co-founder and current president of the Texas Glass Association and owner of AAA Glass & Mirror Co., passed away Nov. 24. He was 67. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia their children, Tracy, Sarah and Cliff, and three grandchildren. Wright served as chairman of the National Glass Association from 1991-1992. "It’s safe to say that his spirit of volunteerism extended far...
  • LaCantina Doors’ New Class of Multi Slide was named a 2014 Product Innovation Award winner in the Windows/Doors/Openings category by Architectural Products magazine. The PIA awards identify and honor innovation in the development and refinement of commercial buildings-related products that range the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes. Products were judged by a panel of 50...
  • The Architecture Billings Index fell slightly in October, to 53.7 in October from 55.2 in September, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America. A reading above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The score for design contracts, a new indicator added by the American Institute of Architects earlier this year, was 56.4 in October. The new projects inquiry index fell to...
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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...