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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...
  • The board of directors of the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council Inc. elected David Rohlfing, president of Glass America to serve as vice president/president-elect during its spring meeting in Charlottesville, Va. With headquarters in Chicago, Glass America is one of the largest independently-owned automobile glass replacement and repair companies in the country.“I am very...
  • 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...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC recently concluded testing which shows that Sungate(R) EP automotive glass improves fuel efficiency and cabin comfort in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.Testing was conducted while using the vehicle's air conditioning system. The PHEV was cooler and used less fuel in a test that simulated PGW's...
  • 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...
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