Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Most states continued to experience rising existing-home sales in the third quarter, with prices moderating in many metro areas, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors.Total state existing-home sales, including single-family and condo, increased 11.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.30 million units in the third quarter from 4.76 million units in...
  • Congress passed legislation today [Nov. 6] that will extend and expand the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit. The bill is expected to be signed into law by President Obama on Friday.The vote is attracting praise from the National Association of Home Builders, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association and many other groups that see the new legislation providing a much-needed...
  • As the demand for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified buildings continues to increase and the rating system evolves, architects are challenged to identify new ways to improve a project’s overall score. To help architects understand the sustainability benefits of building with glass as well as the latest changes in the LEED for New Construction, Version 3 rating system,...
  • The recent Vitrum show, Oct. 28-31, in Milan, proved to be a great success for Glaston despite difficult times in the glass processing industry, according to a Nov. 11 release. Glaston’s new approach to presenting its technology and solutions, Virtual Factory, was well received by the visitors. In addition, a new customer showroom that shows all the technology in action was...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will host its next monthly Webinar Nov. 20, according to a release. The free monthly Webinar series that focuses on various industry topics and runs an hour, is for architects, building owners, specifiers and glazing contractors.The next Webinar will be given by Kelly Farrell DuBois, national marketing manager for Hope...
  • Anyone involved with the design and construction of green buildings can now use the first comprehensive standard contract document that addresses the many challenges associated with these complex projects, according to a Nov. 10 release from the Associated General Contractors of America. The new document, known as the ConsensusDOCSTM 310 Green Building Addendum, was developed by members of the...
  • The Hot Springs Intermediate School, located in Hot Springs, Ark., may appear to be an everyday, two-story school. But in taking a closer look at the aluminum, glass and brick building it is apparent that there is much more to the building than meets the eye.Sustainability was a key factor in creating the new school. It was important that the Intermediate School incorporate solutions that help...
  • Konarka Technologies Inc., [Lowell, Mass.], an innovator in development and commercialization of Konarka Power Plastic, a material that converts light to energy, today announced the company, along with Arch Aluminum & Glass Co., [Tamarac, Fla.], has launched the first curtain wall pilot project that will integrate Konarka Power Plastic into a wall structure at Arch’s office building in...
  • Greg Carney, technical director for the past decade for Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced today the launch of his new company, C.G. Carney Associates, according to a Nov. 9 release. The company will provide architectural glass and glazing design, application and evaluation consulting services to building owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors,...
  • Chinese company, Advanced Technology & Materials, and Odersun AG, a German manufacturer of thin-film solar cells and modules, plan to form a joint venture in Beijing, China, for the production and sales of solar cells and modules based on Odersun's proprietary thin-film technology. As recent renewable energy support schemes drive significant growth in the photovoltaic sector in China,...
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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...