Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Architecture firm billings continued to rise in April for the third month in a row, according to the April Architecture Billings Index, produced by the American Institute of Architects. Despite this growth, the Index dipped to a score of 50.9, down from March’s 54.3. The AIA attributes the decrease to a drop in firms who reported billings growth in April as compared to March. Nonetheless, the AIA...
  • Two projects incorporating Bendheim’s channel glass won awards at the 2017 American Architecture Awards, which honor the best new architecture in the United States. The University of Iowa’s newly constructed Visual Arts Building features Bendheim’s channel glass walls, and the new Blue Dot Showroom in West Hollywood California includes a renovated façade constructed with Bendheim’s channel glass...
  • Adler Windows received a Rising Star Award, one of the 2017 New York Construction Awards honoring leaders in the construction, architecture and engineering industries. The award is presented by Anchin Block & Anchin LLP and the ceremony will be June 14, 2017 in New York City. “We are gratified and honored to be recognized as a Rising Star Award at this year’s New York Construction Awards,”...
  • HHH Tempering Resources promoted Terry Hessom from project manager to vice president of operations. The newly created role is designed to increase emphasis on customer technical support, the company reports. “As technical service leaders in the glass tempering and fabrication industry, we’re committed to providing the technical expertise and care fabricators deserve,” says Mike Synon, HHH...
  • GlassPrint 2017 will return to Düsseldorf, Germany, Nov. 29-30, 2017. The conference program is now available at glassprint.org. The program will include an extensive series of technical presentations covering digital and screen processes; keynote presentations covering global printed glass market information; and a GlassPrint Live panel discussion, featuring a panel of glass decoration experts...
  • Diamon-Fusion International released the newest edition of its protective coating machine, the FuseCube Flex. The modular machine offers the same fast coating technology as the FuseCube with the ability to be upgraded to help glass fabricators meet growing production demands, company officials report. The FuseCube, available in seven different sizes, including five new Flex models, allows...
  • SolarWindow Technologies Inc. successfully tested its transparent electricity-generating glass through an autoclave system at a commercial fabricator facility, clearing another hurdle for the use of the glass in architectural applications. The company's electricity-generating coatings are applied between glass and laminate interlayer during manufacturing. Despite the SolarWindow modules being...
  • UL acquired Building Envelope Laboratory and Consulting (CLEB), a privately owned, Montreal-based building science and building envelope service provider. CLEB provides a wide range of building science services, including building envelope testing services, building forensic services, and field testing and building system commissioning services for architects, building owners, manufacturers and...
  • Deceuninck North America’s commercial fabricator program welcomed two additional member companies: PVC Industries of Clifton Park, New York; and Comfort View Products of Newnan, Georgia.Now in its second year, the program provides technical, engineering, marketing and sales support to its members, according to the company. Deceuninck Commercial Alliance members have the...
  • Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products purchased a new location in Austell, Georgia. The 43,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will offer tempered glass, insulating glass, both residential and commercial, fabricated heavy glass (shower enclosures), distributed glass products as well as fire-rated glass.The company ordered primary equipment for the facility, including a new 96-inch by 196-inch HHH...
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...