December 11, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 50
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What is the most searing issue in the presidential election?
War in Iraq
Health care

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Last week's poll results: 
High winds have hit the Midwest to the East Coast in the last two days. Have high winds ever forced you to stop glass installations on a job?

78.57%: Yes

14.29%: No

7.14%: No, but we've been very close




News to know

Reports show slowing growth in South

Part four of the e-glass regional construction report
Read Glass Magazine’s 2008 forecast here

Contract glaziers say impact market continues grow
Although the South was voted to have the healthiest construction market in a Nov. 13 e-glass poll, recent economic indicators show growth is beginning to slow in the region. Architectural billings, which serve as a six-month forecast for construction activity, have started to weaken ... read more

‘Glass blades’ facade marks opening of Spertus Museum
Chicago’s Spertus Museum of Jewish Studies opened Nov. 30 to the public with Dr. Howard A. Sulkin, president, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, exclaiming, “Like the multifaceted programming inside, the innovative architecture of this new facility is a welcoming gift to all people who are eager to learn.” ... read more

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Product spotlight

Wireless push plate kit
Nabco Entrances of Muskego, Wis., added the Gyro Tech wireless push plate kit for low energy doors to its line of activators. The system features Signal Lock that ensures all activation signals are transmitted for the maximum time allowable by the Federal Communications Commission ... read more


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Project news:

Daylighting helps achieve LEED rating at Clemson University center
“We believe that a key component to creativity in a research environment is spontaneous interaction between researchers. Our objective was to create a building and a campus that supports that notion by integrating a very transparent, yet non-reflective building skin that would also meet the most stringent energy criteria. Guardian SN 68’s performance helped us achieve this objective.” —Jeff Tiddy, AIA, LEED AP, Pazdan-Smith Group 

The basics: The $10 million Clemson (S.C.)  University International Center for Automotive Research Collaboration Building 3 consists of 70,000 square feet of laboratory space and 40,000 square feet of office space. The building was designed to have an open, interactive environment, with built-in flexibility to add two additional levels of office space at a future date. The building has received Gold Certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, including points for daylighting of interior spaces.
The players:
Architect, Pazdan-Smith Group, Greenville, S.C.; general contractor, Harper Corp., Greenville, S.C.; glass fabricator, JE Berkowitz L.P., Pedricktown, N.J.; contract glazier, Graham-Hodge Associates Inc., Greenville, S.C.; glass manufacturer, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich

The glass and systems:
1-inch insulating units with Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 coating on clear glass. The low-reflectivity glass maximizes daylighting, and its thermal and solar performance improves energy efficiency.

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