August 14, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 33
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Do you think unfair trade practices are taking place on Chinese imports for the glass, window and door industries?
Yes, in the commercial segment
Yes, in the residential segment
Yes, in the mirror and furniture glass segment
Yes, in all segments

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Last week's poll results: 
With the nonresidential building market booming, how does your current backlog compare to last year?

32.35%: About the same

26.47%: Less than last year

20.59%: More than 20 percent greater

10.29%: 10-20 percent greater

10.29%: 0-10 percent greater



News to know

Aluminum Extruders Council investigates unfair trade practices on Chinese imports
With near-unanimous backing from its membership, the Aluminum Extruders Council of Wauconda, Ill., completed an investigation of Chinese aluminum extrusion imports to identify whether Chinese companies are using unfair trade practices ... read more

Glaziers face dangerous conditions during summer heat wave
Summer temperatures are going beyond hot to scorching as a heat wave crosses the United States, breaking or tying records in more than 20 cities ... read more

More top stories

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Product spotlight

Spacer with improved thermal efficiency

Edgetech I.G. of Cambridge, Ohio, recently launched an addition to its Super Spacer no-metal warm-edge spacer product line, the Super Spacer nXt ... read more


Business headlines

More updates:

Profits up 37 percent for Asahi Glass
Although net sales increased just 2.2 percent for Japan’s Asahi Glass Co. for the first half of the year, the company reported operating profits up 37 percent compared to last year ... read more

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Project news

Glass House condo earns name with floor-to ceiling curtain wall
“To successfully use a commercial envelope [curtain wall] on a residential building, the product performance and engineering has to be virtually flawless. Residential interiors can have 10 times the humidity that commercial interiors do, simply from to day-to-day activities like laundry, cooking, bathing, etc. The goal is to control the elements in a way that won’t affect the inhabitants and that is also cost-effective.”— Pat Murray, Kawneer sales representative.

The basics: The 23-story, curtain-walled condominium development, Glass House, in Denver features a variety of commercial window systems adapted to work in the residential environment.
The players:
 Architect, Preston Partnership, Atlanta; glazing contractor, El Paso Glass - Denver, Aurora, Colo.; window and curtain wall supplier, Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga.; building manager, East West Partners, Denver; construction manager, Wood Partners, Salt Lake City; general contractor, J.E. Dunn Construction Co., Denver.

The glass and systems:
High-performance insulating glass units in a curtain wall that runs from floor slab to floor slab. Frame types include the AA 3900 Thermal Slider, modified 1600 Wall System 4 with an IsoStrut Thermal Break, 3900 Thermal Slider, 2000T Terrace Doors and 350 Custom Doors.

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Photos by Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga.

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