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  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, introduced three American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Services courses, including two that fulfill the AIA’s new sustainable design requirement, according to a June 3 release.Paint Specifications and the Effects on Green Building and Energy Efficient Glazing are designated sustainable design learning units. Both also earn Health,...
  • ASTM committee C 14.08 on Flat Glass will soon publish a new version of C 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass. The standard, which is currently available in the 2003 version, has gone through a review at process by the Glass Association of North America [Topeka, Kan.] and the new draft had been released for public comment prior to balloting.”This standard has...
  • AAMA 851-09, a guide for sealants usage in fenestration systems, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. The 17-page document is titled Fenestration Sealants Guide for Windows, Window Walls and Curtain Walls, is intended to serve as a guide in the selection process, usage and application of sealants used in residential and commercial fenestration systems.
  • Task group formed to address concerns in establishing 8-year retest requirementsThe much-anticipated Certification Re-test Forum took place June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., Summer Conference, May 30-June 2. Forum attendees debated a proposal to extend the certification re-testing requirements to eight years instead of its current four years....
  • Construction employment fell in 276 of the nation's largest 299 metro areas from April 2008 to April 2009, according to a new analysis of government data conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America's chief economist Ken Simonson. The data highlights the critical need for the federal government to move quickly to invest stimulus funds without needless requirements that could hamper...
  • Global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., presented the newest additions to its line of solar glass products at the 2009 CSP, CPV and Thin Film Technology Summit MENA in Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 2-3. Guardian will demonstrate its EcoGuard Solar Boost laminated product for concentrating solar power, which provides best-in-class solar reflectivity, concentrating...
  • Ohio received an $88.2 million shot in the arm Tuesday when U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced additional funds for unemployment benefits to help laid-off workers here.It is expected to be especially beneficial to the people who lost their jobs in the wake of bankruptcies by Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp.“I see this as a beginning of a flicker of hope for the great residents...
  • In early 2005 new ownership of Miami’s Fontainebleau resort, which first opened in 1954 and was originally designed by architect Morris Lapidus, embarked on a project to revitalize and restore the property. Plans called for the addition of a world-class spa-a freestanding building on the property that would serve as a soothing oasis for guests. Dallas-based architectural firm HKS Inc. was...
  • Japanese stocks edged up, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to its longest winning streak in five months, led by glassmakers on optimism sales of flat-screen materials will recover.Asahi Glass Co. and Nippon Electric Glass Co. surged more than 5 percent after JPMorgan Chase & Co. rated them “overweight” on expectations sales will rebound, according to a June 3 Bloomberg report...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association continues its commitment for the eighth year in a row by awarding four scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The scholarship award winners were announced at the 2009 AAMA National Summer Conference, held May 31-June 3 in Minneapolis. Scholarship grants are made possible through AAMA member annual contributions and...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • 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...