Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Onxy Solar’s U.S. subsidiary completed installation of a 27,500-square-foot double photovoltaic skylight at the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. headquarters in New Jersey, according to a Sept. 18 company release. According to Onyx Solar, the PV skylight is the largest of its kind, and will generate enough electricity to light more than 600 houses.The PV skylight is comprised of 820 units of PV...
  • An all-glass skywalk built along a cliff in Dandong, China, opened this weekend to thrilled tourists, who say it's "almost like walking on air," according to a Sept. 9 KXAN report. The nearly 102-foot-long and approximately 1-inch-thick tempered glass walkway took two months to complete and features all-glass handrails offering clear views of the valley below.
  • A judge approved CityCenter’s petition to demolish the 26-story Harmon Hotel, according to an Aug. 27 article from the LA Times. Construction was completed on the Harmon, one of seven buildings in the Las Vegas CityCenter, but the tower was never occupied due to construction defects and structural concerns. In one court filing, officials from the Weidlinger Associates engineering firm stated the...
  • The Haskell Co. has selected Crawford-Tracey Corp., a Florida-based glazing contractor specializing in unitized and pre-glazed curtain-wall and window-wall products, to supply and install the curtain wall for Florida's Jupiter Medical Center, according to a Crawford-Tracey release.  Haskell will design and build the Florence A. De George Pavilion, a three-story, 75,000-square-foot...
  • Installation of the One World Trade Center antenna is now complete with the addition of a 408-foot, 758-ton glass-enclosed spire. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope supplied the glass panels for the spire, which are treated with the EnduroShield glass protection coating on the exterior. EnduroShield chemically bonds to the glass substrate, protecting the surface against staining and etching,...
  • Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, is providing suspended scaffolding and material hoisting solutions for the glass curtain wall and glazing installation on One World Trade Center and Tower Four. Spider is supplying twelve complete swingstages to glazing contractor Benson Industries to access the towers’ facades. Standard 20-foot and 30-foot modular platforms powered by Spider’s SC1000 traction...
  • The New Century Globe Centre, an 18-story, glass-and-steel frame structure, opened above a new subway station in Chengdu, Sichuan province, in China, according to a July 8 article from Construction Week Online. The 5.6 million-square-foot building is the world's largest standalone building, exceeding the next largest, Dubai's International Airport Terminal 3, by 500,000 square feet. 
  • TSI Corp. officially started work on the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington, D.C., as a sub-contractor under the Hensel Phelps umbrella. All three divisions of TSI Corp. are involved in the project, according to a release. The $520 million, four-star hotel will be one of only four Marriot Marquis properties in the United States, and is expected to obtain LEED Silver certification from the...
  • The $200 million U.S. corporate headquarters of Hyundai Motor America is nearing completion as installation of final perimeter panels of exterior glass on the project's main office tower is underway, according to an April 19 release from Gensler, the project architect. The building includes translucent glass office floors floating over a precast concrete base and a high-performance exterior glass...
  • Kawneer Company Inc. dedicated a new floodwall at its Bloomsburg, Pa., facility, designed to protect the facility and surrounding area from potential storm damage. The project was funded through a partnership between the town of Bloomsburg, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, local and state government, and Kawneer's parent company, Alcoa....
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  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...
  • 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...