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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Facade Tectonics Institute will present the Windy City Skins Forum in Chicago, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture, the conference will be held at Herman Hall Conference Center in Chicago. Attendees will earn 3 AIA LU/HSW credits.Registration is still open for the half-day forum, which features three sessions, including:...
  • Saint-Gobain appointed Valerie Gervais as senior vice president of human resources for Saint-Gobain Corp., Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company. In this role, Gervais fills a key position on Saint-Gobain’s North American Executive Committee and will report directly to Tom Kinisky, president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp. She will be responsible for the strategy and governance of human...
  • The ET Foundation, the educational and technology research organization founded by the Aluminum Extruders Council, announced the winners in the Student 2017 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The Foundation received more than 55 entries from 15 international schools and universities. From sporting goods and medical equipment to industrial and infrastructure applications, the students’ ideas...
  • Bohle America welcomed Jorge Romero to its organization in an architectural sales and support capacity. Romero has extensive glass and glazing experience with a career that dates back to 1991, and has worked with every level of the industry on small to monumental projects, company officials report.“We are thrilled to have Jorge join our team,” says Gareth Francey, president of Bohle America. “His...
  • In early March 2017, PPG issued a formal proposal to AkzoNobel to form a combined company. Following multiple revised proposals and statements between the two companies, AkzoNobel remains uninterested in combining, issuing its own standalone plan. After AkzoNobel denied its latest April 24, PPG issued a May 10 statement to AkzoNobel retaining that "a combination of the two...
  • Security Door Controls added Ascheman Marketing Group to its national family of security industry sales and support centers. AMG works with the Commercial Security, A/V, Datacomm and the Lock and Hardware markets. Its expertise includes video surveillance, access control, audio/visual, datacomm and tools.   “Tom and the sales reps at AMG are solid, experienced additions to our...
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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...