October 9, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 41
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Who is the most demanding customer?
General contractor
Building owner
Your spouse

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Last week's poll results: 
Architects demand the most from the glass industry in which area:

60.71%: energy efficiency and sustainability

25%: decorative

8.93%: security and impact resistance

3.57%: developing technologies such as ultra clear or self-cleaning

1.79%: other


Special report: Vitrum

Show attendees turn up in large numbers

The 15th Vitrum International trade fair saw the biggest turnout Oct. 6, the show press office in Milan reported: of the 6,136 visitors, 3,288 were Italian and 2,848 from outside Italy. Some exhibitors said they had their best show ever, while others reported slow traffic... read more

Solar seminars in Italy

The first Solar Glass Conference, organized by Artech Publishing S.r.l., Milan, and Vitrum, took place at the Congress Center, Fiera Milano, on the third day of the Vitrum show. Four main topics were on the agenda: Glass science and market aimed at the production of photovoltaic modules and solar thermal panels ... read more

More show news

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News to know

Architects want energy savings, strength in glass
Energy efficient and impact resistance seemed to become the mantra for many of the near 30 presenters during the Engineered Transparence: Glass in Architecture and Structural Engineering conference ... read more

Online marketing presents a challenge for glass companies

Glass companies lag behind consumers when it comes to online marketing and selling. Although most consumers say they start online when looking for local listings, the majority of glass companies still dedicate most of their marketing dollars to print media ... read more

More top stories

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Product spotlight

Air powered lifter-tilter
Anver Corp. of Hudson, Mass., developed a hoist-based, air powered Lifter-Tilter. It provides tilt action with a pneumatic cylinder, and has three 13-inch-by-23-inch rectangular vacuum pads ... read more


Business headlines

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Glazed Bridgewater Lofts open in Minneapolis
“One of our bigger challenges was unloading all of the windows. They are pretty good sized pre-glazed units that weight 300 to 400 pounds. At the end of the day, [our installers] were pretty worn out after handling those large units individually.” — Bill John, president of InterClad in Minneapolis.

The basics: After about a year and a half of construction, the glass-enclosed, two tower Bridgewater Lofts opened in Minneapolis last month. The high-performance glazing allows views of the Mississippi River and the Minneapolis skyline.
The players:
 Architect, Oertel Architects, St. Paul, Minn.; general contractor, JE Dunn Construction Group, Des Moines; contract glazier, InterClad, Minneapolis ; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; system supplier, Efco, a Pella Company, Monett, Mo. 

The glass and systems:
1-inch insulating units with low-emissivity coating, with a gray tint on the seven-story building and a blue tint on the 10-story building. TerraStile doors for the balconies and two types of curtain wall—the pre-glazed 810 series and the 5900 inside glazed system.

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