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  • In 2002, office construction starts were falling, and the residential building market led growth in the building market. During the past five years, the situation reversed ...
  • Officials at Efco Corp., the manufacturer of commercial and architectural fenestration products, told employees July 30 the company is in the midst of “very serious” negotiations with a potential buyer ...

  • Leading economic indicators report overall construction market improvement in June, with steady growth predicted for the rest of the year ...
  • Earlier this month, Sage Electrochromics Inc. of Faribault, Minn., secured $16 million in Series B financing from several leading renewable energy companies, with provisions for additional investment of $13 million ...
  • About 100 industry representatives gathered in Denver July 23-26 for the Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s summer meeting. As with meetings for the past few years, the NFRC’s nonresidential rating program led group discussions ...
  • Low-emissivity, reflective and smart glass products are expected to drive global flat glass demand to reach more than 39 million metric tons by 2010. Worldwide demand was estimated at 31.4 million metric tons in 2006 ...
  • IG certification tops task group discussion

    Since its last membership meeting in March, the board of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., released two communiqués: one regarding the proposed fee structure for the organization’s nonresidential component modeling approach rating system; and another regarding across-the-board increases in membership dues ...

  • Faour Glass Technologies of Sarasota, Fla., applied for a patent in early July on a butt-glazed system it developed that passes Miami-Dade’s stringent hurricane impact building codes ...
  • The photovoltaic industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in the developing industry ...
  • A working group for the International Standards Organization of Switzerland is nearing completion of ISO 18292: Energy performance of fenestration systems – calculation procedure ...
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