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  • Participant registration for Glass Performance Days China 2014 is now open. The conference will be held April 12 in Shanghai, and feature presentations on glass processing techniques, challenges and solutions in coatings, as well as trends in architectural glass use and glass business.
  • After several consecutive months of slowing demand for design services, the American Institute of Architect's Architectural Billings Index reported a modest uptick in January. The January ABI score was 50.4, up from 48.5 in December. The new projects inquiry index was 58.5, down a bit from the reading of 59.2 the previous month.“There is enough optimism in the marketplace that business conditions...
  • The value of new construction starts fell 13 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485 billion, following a healthy performance in December, according to a McGraw Hill Construction report. Nonresidential building in January dropped 6 percent to $157.3 billion, and was down 7 percent from last year’s average monthly pace. The institutional building sector in January...
  • Glass Apps received a “Best Of Houzz” customer satisfaction award from Houzz, the web-based home remodeling and design platform. Glass Apps was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community, according to Glass Apps. The customer satisfaction awards are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional...
  • The Canadian Glass Association Board of Directors named Rich Porayko, glass marketing specialist, interim executive director until a permanent executive director can be successfully recruited, according to a release.Porayko's career in marketing began 20 years ago, with over ten years in the commercial glass industry. He has been a contributing freelance writer for Glass Canada for the last six...
  • BISEM-USA collaborated with Dow Corning and Guardian Industries to complete the first successful testing of the BISEM Vacuum Wall system, a structurally glazed unitized curtain wall. The system is the first in North America to undergo industry-recognized and accepted independent performance testing for air and water resistance, and structural, seismic and thermal performance, BISEM reports in an...
  • Bystronic glass named Dr. Burghard Schneider as its new CEO, succeeding André Brütsch. Prior to joining Bystronic glass, Schneider worked for the Felss Group, a machinery and systems engineering company, in addition to serving in various capacities at Schott AG. "Glass is a fascinating material that offers numerous processing possibilities," Schneider says. "I believe there are further...
  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a dynamically responsive infrared window coating that will block heat in the summer to reduce air-conditioning costs and transmit solar heat in the winter to reduce heating costs, PPG reports.The funding is part of an award of up to $750,000 being shared with project leader Pacific Northwest...
  • Bonded Technology Corp. named Michael Newman as its new president, according to a company release. Newman has 24 years of experience in the architectural laminated metal panel industry. The company manufactures and promotes the BondTek brand name and product line, which includes insulated and non-insulated architectural Glaze-In panel systems. The company also supplies finish-matched flat sheet...
  • Dow Corning will host a free one-hour webinar on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. EST, featuring Stanley Yee, a facade design and construction specialist at Dow Corning. During the webinar, Yee will explain how using specific energy-efficient solutions can improve thermal performance and empower architects with greater design freedom, Dow Corning reports. The “Improving Building Enclosure Thermal Performance...
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