Latest News in Fabrication

  • YKK AP America, Austell, Ga., and Project Frog, San Francisco, formed a strategic relationship to provide YKK AP’s architectural aluminum products to Project Frog for use in its sustainable building solutions, according to an Aug. 17 release. This partnership enables Project Frog to provide its customers with proven, customized architectural solutions to meet a variety of performance...
  • A project with investment of total 2 billion yuan was officially inked in Fengyang on August.12. The project involves building production lines of glass used in photovoltaic(PV) industry and energy saving glass, according to an Aug. 16 Anhui News report.
  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System by Saflex, announced today that the company has extended the entry deadline to the Solutia “World of Color Awards:  Inspired by Vanceva,” according to an Aug. 16 release. Applicants are encouraged to submit projects by Sept. 5. The new international design awards program is designed to honor architects...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in July dropped 9 percent compared with July 2009, Reed ConstructionData reported on Thursday [Aug. 12]. Year-to-date starts for the first seven months of 2010 combined rose 8 percent from January-July 2009. Nonresidential building construction declined 14 percent July-to-July but rose 5 percent year-to-date, while heavy...
  • Similar to the way that the smart grid reflects the combination of energy management and information technology, building integrated photovoltaics is the marriage of three industries that so far have only worked together in marginal ways: architectural design, renewable energy, and building products, according to an Aug. 13 Renewable Energy World report.
  • This video provides a case study on Belgravium by Pilkington. The United Kingdom is one of the NSG Group's major manufacturing centers. Pilkington Group Limited is based in St Helens in the United Kingdom and has offices at the NSG Group's European Technical Center situated at nearby Lathom, Lancashire, according to an Aug. 12 Reliable Plant report.
  • To boost market share, Taiwan Glass Corp., the largest manufacturer of glass in Taiwan, announced to budget approximately NT$5 billion to set up new production lines for advanced glass used in solar-energy in China, specifically in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park of Changhua County, central Taiwan, Chengdu of Sichuan province, Wuhan of Hubei province, and Anhui province, according to an Aug. 4...
  • Frbiz.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms, forecasts China's aluminum windows and doors market.1. Maintain a steady growthCurrently, the construction industry has become China'sconsumption hot spot and economic growth point, domestic demand will gradually increase, under the urban renewal, and new town development will push the aluminum windows and doors market to continue to...
  • A Spanish manufacturer of glass for commercial solar plants announced Wednesday [Aug. 11] that it will build a $50 million U.S. headquarters in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise.Rioglass Solar said the 130,000-square-foot facility will employ more than 100 workers. An additional 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space is on the drawing board, according to an Aug. 11 AP report.
  • Worldwide, the square footage of certified green building space will increase 780 percent, from approximately 6 billion square feet in 2010 to 53 billion square feet in 2020, predicts a new report from Pike Research.Most of this space—80 percent—will be commercial, and will be certified under LEED in the U.S. or BREEAM in Europe; programs in China and India, however, will be responsible for 30...
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