November 27, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 48
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When will a nonresidential slowdown occur, if at all?
First half of 2008
Second half of 2008
First half of 2009
Second half of 2009
Nonresidential will remain strong for the next two years

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Last week's poll results: 
Which nonresidential segment is most vulnerable to a slowdown?

36.25%: Office

36.25%: Retail

15%: Hotel

6.25%: Educational

5%: Other

1.25%: Government





News to know

Midwest commercial construction market steady

Part two of four

While the Midwest commercial construction market is not experiencing dazzling growth, contractors say it remains steady with some areas of growth. The region’s construction market has been unaffected by the financial market downturn ... read more

Fabrication debris common in heat-treated process
This is the second story about cleaning glass with metal scrapers. A longer story will appear in an upcoming issue of Glass Magazine.

Fabrication debris, metal scrapers don't mix

The demand for heat-treated glass has increased during the past decade due to the development of higher-performance tinted and coated glasses that must be heat-treated to avoid thermal stress breakage. Higher design loads require stronger, heat-treated glass to prevent breakage... read more

More top stories

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Product spotlight

Transparent projection screen
Woehlburk GbR of Germany introduced the CristalLine transparent rear projection screen made of laminated sheet glass. The screen can be a window or applied behind regular windows, and the glass is not noticeable as a multimedia screen when not in use ... read more


Nippon Sheet Glass reports $42 million net income in second quarter
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Japan, returned to profit in the second quarter, which ended Sept. 30, with $42 million net income, according to financial statements released Nov. 21. For the same quarter last year, NSG reported a loss of $35 million ... read more

Nonresidential construction starts jump 9 percent in October
While total construction starts remained unchanged from September, nonresidential building increased 9 percent to $22.8 billion ... read more

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Project news:

Horizontal channel glass lights up California seaside building
“This is the first project in the United States to use both [Solar and Prismasolar] textures.” –Marc Fink, marketing and sales manager, Bendheim Wall Systems

The basics: The Encina Wastewater Authority building in Carlsbad, Calif., that looks out onto the Pacific Ocean features a large facade of textured horizontal channel glass units that allows light inside without the glare from direct sunlight.
The players:
Architect, Platt/Whitelaw Architects Inc., San Diego; general contractor, Jaynes Corp., Albuquerque; contract glazier, Hydro Aluminum & Glazing Corp., Anaheim, Calif.; channel glass and frame supplier, Bendheim Wall Systems, Passaic, N.J.; window system supplier, Wausau Window & Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis

The glass and systems:
Horizontal curtain wall of about 1,500 square feet of Prismasolar and Solar texture Lamberts Linit channel glass, mostly annealed, in Bendheim’s H60 system. The units are double-glazed with the fine-mesh Solar texture on the outside channel plank and the deep pyramidal cut Prismasolar texture on the inside channel.

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Photos by Bob Hopkins, Bendheim Wall Systems, Passaic, N.J.

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