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  • Glass and construction-materials group Cie de Saint-Gobain said Wednesday that Turkey's Sisecam and Mansour-Maghraby Investment and Development Co. of Egypt have been given the go-ahead by the European Union Commission to take a minority stake in Saint-Gobain's project to build a float glass plant in Egypt.
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 505-09, a test procedure, and QAG-1-09, a quality assurance processing and monitoring guide, according to a Dec. 14 release.AAMA 505-09, Dry Shrinkage and Composite Performance Thermal Cycling Test Procedure outlines a laboratory method to measure the amount of dry shrinkage and retained composite...
  • Construction's unemployment rate continued to rise in November, climbing to 19.4 percent from October's 18.7 percent, while the nation's overall jobless rate declined slightly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.Job creation has become a prime topic in Washington, as congressional Democrats work on new measures aimed at bringing more people back to work. Infrastructure spending is...
  • The next Glass Performance Days China conference will be held in Beijing, June 2-3, 2010. Submit your abstract(s) before or by the set deadline–Dec. 16--to be reviewed and selected for presentation during the event. Submit each abstract--maximum 150 words--as an e-mail attachment to brown.onduso@gpd.fiClick here to find proposed topics and more information about the event.
  • Focus on small businessThe Obama administration plans to channel money from the government's massive financial bailout program to small businesses as part of an effort to limit the political and economic damage of high unemployment.
  • The good news about the world economic recovery is coming fast and furious. Chinese industrial production is growing at an amazing rate; U.S. retail sales are almost back to levels of a year ago; and home prices in Canada, for both new and existing properties, are on an upswing.
  • Most of us by now are accustomed to hearing the term “net zero” when talking about innovative houses and small commercial buildings. But now we’re starting to hear about a concept that is even more avant-garde: the triple-zero house.It’s the brain-child of German architect and engineer Werner Sobek. By triple-zero, Sobek means a building that is energy self-sufficient (...
  • The Building Enclosure Technology & Environment Council Symposium addressed Retrofitting Building Enclosures for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. The symposium took place Dec. 10, co-located with Ecobuild America at the Washington Convention Center.Wagdy Anis, BETEC chairman, and principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Cambridge, Mass., moderated the symposium. BETEC proposes that...
  • Joe Deringer, visiting researcher, Building Technologies Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., discussed Building Enclosure Research at the Department of Energy at the BETEC Symposium, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center.President Obama wants net zero energy buildings by 2025 and net zero energy homes by 2020, Deringer said. The American Recovery &...
  • Brandon Tinianov, chief technology officer, Serious Materials, Sunnyvale, Calif., discussed Advanced Glazing and Window Technologies at the BETEC Symposium, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center.“The way I see it, there are three generations of windows: high thermal insulation, dynamic glazings and BIPVs. At present, we’re seeing some high thermal insulation; dynamic glazing...
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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...