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  • Nickel sulfide inclusions in the all-glass façade of Des Moines’ Central Library are being blamed for more than 30 broken lites. The Des Moines Public Library Board of Trustees filed a lawsuit Jan. 16 against the local architect and the glass installer over the breakages on the 21-month-old building ...

  • High winds, not faulty glass, blamed for breaks
    Seven cracked windows on the recently opened New York Times Building in Manhattan have caught the attention of the New York City Department of Buildings ...
  • Armed with nothing but a travel guide, wi-fi and her wits, blogger Katy Devlin learns more about fenestration - and defenestration ...
  • In another example of convergence in the industry, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, purchased Tubelite Inc., Walker, Mich., at the end of December, to grow its presence in architectural markets ...
  • Despite the United States’ residential slump and the subprime mortgage crash, the nonresidential construction market should experience growth in 2008. However, growth will not be as strong as in 2007, according to a Dec. 13 forecast from the Associated General Contractors, Arlington, Va...
  • Officials at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced Dec. 27 that affiliates of Platinum Equity, Beverly Hills, Calif., notified the company of their intent to terminate the contract under which they agreed to purchase PPG’s automotive OEM and ARG glass and services businesses. Platinum Equity claims PPG misrepresented the business’ financial health, according to a Dec. 28 Dow Jones...
  • U.S. companies and associations that attended Fenestration China 2007 in November say the event provided a stepping stone into the skyrocketing Chinese fenestration and glass industry. “For the industry, China is the biggest market in the world—the fastest growing,” says James Gao, director of sales and marketing, Asia, for Edgetech IG ...
  • Demand for flat glass in China is expected to climb 8.6 percent per year through 2011 to 2.2 billion square meters, according Flat Glass in China, a Freedonia study released Dec. 5. Measured in value, flat glass demand will expand 15 percent per year to about $1 billion, driven by a shift in the mix toward higher value fabricated glass in many applications ...
  • Ecobuild Fall: Sustainable, Green and High-Performance Solutions for the Built Environment, and AEC-ST Fall: Science & Technology for Architecture, Engineering & Construction took place Dec. 10-13 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. About 150 exhibitors showed their products, services and technology, as against 100 last year ...
  • Chicago’s Spertus Museum of Jewish Studies opened Nov. 30 to the public with Dr. Howard A. Sulkin, president, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, exclaiming, “Like the multifaceted programming inside, the innovative architecture of this new facility is a welcoming gift to all people who are eager to learn.” ...
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