Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The National Fenestration Rating Council approved Wausau Window & Wall Systems as a Manufacturer Approved Calculation Entity Organization under the Component Modeling Approach Certification Program, according to a Wausau release. Many of Wausau’s products are listed in NFRC’s Certified Products Directory, and in 2009, Wausau’s John Kolbeck and Tom Mifflin were among the first CMA software...
  • Vacuum insulated window glass from V-Glass LLC in Pewaukee, Wis., won the advanced manufacturing category award in the 2013 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest, according to a July 15 Journal Sentinel report. Company officials plan to have the product on the market in 2016, and are looking to Wisconsin's window industry infrastructure to get the product to market. 
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association's FenestrationMasters certification exam is now available, according to a AAMA press release. FenestrationMaster (advanced-level) and FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) students who have successfully completed the required coursework can take the certification exam at any number of testing centers across the United States.“Development of a...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council has accredited Architectural Testing Inc. of Fresno, Calif., as the first laboratory to test “NFRC 202: Procedure for Determining Translucent Fenestration Product Visible Transmittance at Normal Incidence.” NFRC approved this procedure in 2012. Architectural Testing's accreditation enables manufacturers of flat, diffusing products that were not able...
  • Following a stakeholder strategy session in February, the Department of Energy is making a number of changes to its High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program, according to the DOE Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program Blog.Among the changes is a new requirement for participating vendors to report total R-5 sales from all sources. Previously, vendors could opt to report only sales...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council's Virtual Committee Week Meeting drew to a close July 20 when the board of directors approved 10 action items, according to the organization's NFRC News Now blog. For a full list of approved motions, click here.Attachments CertificationAmong the topics of discussion at the July meeting was attachments certification. Results of a recent NFRC...
  • During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference in Minneapolis, Marc LaFrance of the U.S. Department of Energy provided an update on the key research and development areas at the DOE regarding high performance, energy efficient windows. LaFrance, manager for Building Envelope and Windows R&D programs at the DOE in the Office of Building Technology,...
  • Two years after the tornado that blew out hundreds of windows at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, a massive window replacement project is still underway.Instead of replacing only the windows that were broken, hotel managers decided to avoid a patchwork look and change the entire face of this 73-story building with new, stronger, more energy-efficient glass that meets today's stricter standards.Crews...
  • Southwall Technologies Inc., [Palo Alto, Calif.] the worldwide innovator of energy-saving films and glass products, announced today that its Heat Mirror film technology was selected to dramatically boost the energy-efficiency of the more than 6,500 hundred windows being upgraded as part of the Empire State Building energy retrofit project. The announcement marks another milestone along Southwall'...
  • Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, has selected Serious Materials, Sunnyvale, Calif., to super-insulate more than 6,500 windows for the Empire State Building’s energy efficiency retrofit project, according to a March 3 release.Serious Materials will provide its SeriousGlass technology through a sustainable production process that will directly reduce energy costs by more than $400,000 per...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...