July 3, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 27
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News to know

Industry reacts to Oldcastle-Vistawall deal
Some speculate the fabricator will go to installations next 
Oldcastle Glass of Santa Monica, Calif., became a major player in the aluminum curtain wall, skylight and window wall market ... read more

Oldcastle Glass continues rapid acquisition plan
After several months of rumors, Oldcastle Glass finalized its acquisition of The Vistawall Group June 29 ... read more

Inside India’s new energy code

Part two of two

India’s new Energy Conservation Building Code, launched May 27, sets the minimum energy performance standards for design and construction of large commercial buildings ... read more

More top stories

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Product spotlight

Walker Glass’ acid-etched glass finish
Walker Glass of Montreal launched Velour, an acid-etched glass finish with a translucent satin appearance that features a smooth surface and lower light transmittance ... read more

Financials

Business headlines

More updates:

Revenues near $210 million for Apogee in first quarter

Officials from Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced the company’s first quarter 2008 fiscal revenues increased 12 percent over last year, reaching $209.9 million. Apogee’s architectural and optical businesses drove revenues, increasing 14 percent and 25 percent, respectively, compared to last year ...

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Project news

Airport parking garage transforms with structural glass wall
“[Tampa Airport officials] were asking for some type of decorative glass signage of their logo and add some uniqueness to an otherwise bland structure—something high tech and interesting. And they wanted to do a structural glass wall.” —Jeff Haber, managing partner, W&W Glass.

The basics: The Tampa International Airport added a 30-foot-wide, 40-foot-tall structural glass wall system to its parking garage to display its logo. More than 20 silk screens were used to create the logo on the glass.
The players:
 Architect, Gresham Smith and Partners, Tampa; system engineering design and fabrication, W&W Glass Systems Inc., Nanuet, N.Y.; system truss fabricator, TriPyramid Structures Inc., Westford, Mass.; glass and fittings fabricator, Pilkington Architectural, St. Helens, U.K.; contract glazier, Garrison Glass Co., Tampa; interlayer supplier, DuPont, Wilmington, Del.

The glass and systems:
6-millimeter low-iron Pilkington Optiwhite outer lite, SentryGlas Plus interlayer, and 10-millimeter low-iron Pilkington Optiwhite inboard lite, using the Pilkington Planar integral fitting system with the bolt laminated into the laminated interlayer. Stainless steel spider mount castings that attach to two stainless steel pre-truss systems.

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