August 21, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 34
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Last week's poll results: 
Do you think unfair trade practices are taking place on Chinese imports for the glass, window and door industries?

73.96%: Yes, in all segments

13.54%: Yes, in the commercial segment

5.21%: No

4.17%: Yes, in the mirror and furniture glass segment

3.12%: Yes, in the residential segment

News to know

NFRC to release bidding tool based on CMA software
As early as October, the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., will  release a bidding tool for commercial component manufacturers, similar to the software under development for its nonresidential rating program, the Component Modeling Approach ... read more

AAMA 507 headed back to code council
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., met the Aug. 20 deadline to bring a revised proposal to allow AAMA 507 as an alternative thermal performance rating back to the International Code Council for consideration at the 2008 code hearings ... read more

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Product spotlight

Glass damage remover

GlassRenu of Lafayette, Calif., launched a contractor grade glass repair system that removes deep scratches and acid damage from all types of flat glass without leaving trace marks or visible distortion, according to a company release. It involves a two-step grinding and polishing process ... read more


Chinese flat glass demand to outpace that of the rest of the world
Driven by a booming construction economy and strong growth in vehicle production, the demand for flat glass in China is expected to surpass demand in all other parts of the world by 2011, according to a forecast released Aug. 7 from the Bharat Book Bureau in Mumbai, India ... read more

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Project news

High-end Hampton’s boutique features two-story glass jewelry box
“The architects wanted to create what looks like a jewelry box in the center of the store. … It looks like the box just breaks in the second floor through the roof of the building.” –Joe Lucin, chief of estimating and sales, Empire Architectural Metal Corp.

The basics: Elie Tahari’s 5,000-square foot flagship boutique that opened in East Hampton, N.Y., earlier this month features an interior glass-walled and glass-roofed enclosure that rises up two stories, flooding the store with natural light.
The players:
 Architect, Highland Associates, New York, Lissoni Associati, Milan; general contractor, Richter + Ratner, New York; glazier and system fabricator, Empire Architectural Metal Corp., College Point, N.Y.; glass supplier, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh.

The glass and systems:
Freestanding glass box with glass shelving and 400-square-foot skylight, using ¾-inch tempered low-iron Starphire glass for the walls and laminated and tempered units in the skylight. The glass baluster is held in place with custom stainless steel standoffs on waterjet cut steel plates that sit on a single steel stringer.

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