Latest News in Fabrication

  • Vitro Cristalglass, an affiliate of Vitro in Europe, is cooperating with the community of Madrid for the promotion of Plan Renove, a plan begun in 2008, for window replacements in single and multifamily homes, according to an April 15 release.The plan, authorized by the Government Council for the community of Madrid and agreed upon between Madrid’s Economic and Housing Council and the...
  • Glass Performance Days China registration is now open, according to an April 15 release. GPD China, with main themes "Renewable energy" and "Glass technology," will take place May 11-12 in Shanghai, just before China Glass, May 13-16. English and Chinese versions of the program are available. To attend the dinner sponsored by Glaston on May 11, ensure to...
  • The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment have selected the organization's Top 10 List of outstanding examples of environmentally responsible architecture and design for 2009.The honorees, which range from the Synergy segment of the sweeping Dockside Green redevelopment project in British Columbia to the community government center of a Northern California town,...
  • Colorado solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar Inc. opened its first, full-scale manufacturing plant Tuesday.Abound Solar, started in 2007 as a spin-off from Colorado State University [Fort Collins] and formerly known as AVA Solar, expects to create more than 300 jobs at the new plant in Longmont. At capacity, the plant is expected to produce enough panels to generate about 200 megawatts of power...
  • Passengers at Edinburgh's [U.K.] main railway station are to be protected by strengthened glass after a "near miss" involving a man who jumped to his death from a bridge above. An area of tough, dark glass under North Bridge will form part of Waverley station's new roof following police fears about the safety of travelers. It will involve replacing more than 17,000 glass...
  • In a structure as theatrical as the shows for which it sells tickets, the TKTS Booth, long a fixture in the heart of Times Square, has been made over into a glass structure that would not have been possible without the strength and protection of DuPont SentryGlas interlayers.For more than 30 years, New York City theater-goers have bought TKTS theater tickets from a construction trailer in Times...
  • The value of nonresidential building starts plunged 23 percent in March, while civil works starts jumped 15 percent, Reed Construction Data reported [April 9], based on data it compiled. Comparing the first quarters of 2009 and 2008, building starts fell 8 percent in value but 18 percent in square footage. The value of the largest building category, schools/colleges, was unchanged, but...
  • Scheuten Glas company has built a 10,000-square-meter hall in its plant in Venlo, close to the border between Germany and the Netherlands, to manufacture insulating glass, according to an April 14 Bystronic release.The initial concept for this plant was made in 2006. At the time, Scheuten already manufactured laminated glass, single-lite safety glass, enameled glass and coated glass in the...
  • The vision of building-integrated photovoltaics vision is often stunning: "high-performance buildings" sporting photovoltaic "skin," their roofs, glass, and walls alive with the steady, daily flow of photons being converted to electrons, the structures' energy needs more than met by the e-juice provided by the PV integrated into their own construction materials.But the reality...
  • Construction started last month on the Shard of Glass skyscraper at London Bridge. The 80-story tower will be one of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe when it is completed in 2012, according to an April 13 SmartBrief report.
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  • 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...
  • 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...