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  • According to the 2006 Autodesk Green Index that measures adoption of sustainable design techniques by architects, use of green design practices will double by 2011. Officials from Autodesk Inc. of San Rafael, Calif., announced the 2006 Green Index and future projections for the index during the Greebuild Expo Nov. 15-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver...
  • Officials from Japanese glassmaker Nippon Sheet Glass adopted a medium-term plan to carry the company through the end of fiscal year 2011, according to a Nov. 21 company release...

  • Officials at Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced Nov. 13 that they have increased the company’s earnings guidance for fiscal year 2007 to a range of 92 cents to 98 cents per share. The previous guidance was 88 cents to 94 cents, according to a company release. Apogee’s fiscal year 2007 will end March 3...
  • Although sales increased 1.7 percent to $240.3 million in the first three quarters of 2006 for Finland’s Kyro Group, operating profits slipped 19.3 percent to $17.7 million, according to a Nov. 8 company release...
  • In a continued push for energy efficient and sustainable building products, the U.S. Department of Energy is investigating insulating glass certification requirements for manufacturers...
  • Work on the nonresidential component modeling program took center stage again at the Fall Membership Meeting of the Silver Spring, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council, Nov. 6-9 in Arlington, Va. Many members said they were optimistic about the program’s progress, though issues such as pricing were still unresolved...
  • Construction spending in September reached an estimated $1,195.9 billion, up 2.9 percent compared to September 2005, according to a Nov. 1 release from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • On the size and scope of Glasstec
    Kenneth Kroger, president and principal architect of Architectural Design Inc. in Tampa, Fla.

    The overall scale of the show, from art glass to manufacturing to bottle production all in one place, was impressive. I was particularly interested in the green architectural “technology live” section...

  • In a commercial office project, the contract glaziers looks to approval from one source—the building owner. In large-scale residential projects, however, glaziers often require approval from every single unit owner...
  • Among exhibitors after Germans and Italians
    The number of Chinese exhibitors at Glasstec 2004 in Düsseldorf, Germany, reached 42, more than double than the country’s representation at Glasstec 2002. The doubling trend continued at Glasstec 2006 that saw 97 exhibitors from China, the second highest contingent of non-German exhibitors at the show, topped only by Italy’s 198 exhibitors...
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