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  • 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 following companies may have unusual price changes in Japanese trading tomorrow. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are from the previous close. The information in each item was released after markets shut, unless stated otherwise.Asahi Glass Co. (5201 JT): The glassmaker said it will cease automotive glass production at its Kitakyushu plant in southern Japan because of low...
  • 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...
  • Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Atlanta, enrolled in the PPG Duranar Certified Applicator Program as an Americas Powder CAP member, according to an April 14 SAF release. The PPG CAP program certifies member applicators to apply high-performance Duranar powder coatings for commercial construction.Membership in the Americas Powder CAP Program dramatically expands the company’s...
  • 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...
  • Rocky Mountain Sun Control has opened in Berthoud [Colo.]. The company focuses on installing window film on windows in homes and commercial buildings. Owner Blake Parish says window film can cut a building’s energy costs by up to 50 percent.
  • 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.
  • Liberty Glass and Glazing, formerly known as Willing Glazing Contractors, has moved to a new location at 3420 S. Dort Highway, just north of Bristol Road in Burton [Mich.].Owners Lisa Odette and Mark Corcoran have more than 30 years of combined experience in the glass and glazing business. They specialize in commercial glass, aluminum storefronts and door and glass repair and replacement,...
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