January 15, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 51
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Of the following, which country has the fastest-growing glass industry?
United Arab Emirates
The Philippines

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Last week's poll results: 
Of the following, which type of curtain wall do you expect to grow most in popularity in 2008?

59.49%: Unitized

20.25%: Structurally glazed

18.99%: Stick-built

1.27%: Other






News to know

Investigators look into broken windows at New York Times building
High winds, not faulty glass, blamed for breaks
Seven cracked windows on the recently opened New York Times Building in Manhattan have caught the attention of the New York City Department of Buildings ... read more

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For all of the week’s stories, including news about Asahi’s fatal factory explosion and a new office for Technical Glass Products, click here. Visit www.GlassMagazine.net for daily headline news updates.

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Randy Johnson in Glass Magazine
In a Jan. 14 glassblog, Matt Slovick wrote about Minnesota glass legend Randy Johnson, who passed away Dec. 26. Click here to tell your stories about Randy’s renowned walleye fishing trips, famous pork chop fries, and passion for life, family and work ... read more

Product spotlight

Low-profile projected windows
Wausau Window and Wall Systems of Wausau, Wis., offers its projected window line, the 2250, 3250 and 4250 Series, with low-profile options. The windows are available as hopper, awning, casement or fixed, and have 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch and 4.5-inch frame depths ... read more


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Project news:

Renovated education building goes green with daylighting 
“Independent research has shown that bringing more daylight into schools improves academic results significantly, while benefiting student health and well being. … It also improves the energy efficiency of the building.”
—Mike Bowen, Advanced Glazings sales representative

The basics: The renovated Our House for Design & Technology, a community education facility for low-income families in Lawrence, Mass., features Solera translucent insulating glass units that flood the interior with daylight and reduce energy costs. The players: Owner, Lawrence CommunityWorks, Lawrence, Mass.; architect, Elton + Hampton Architects, Allston, Mass.; glazing contractor, J&R Glass Services, Fitchburg, Mass.; glass supplier, Solar Seal Co., Easton, Mass.; translucent IG supplier, Advanced Glazings Ltd., Sydney, Nova Scotia; curtain wall supplier, Vistawall Architectural Products, Terrell, Texas.
Specified glass and systems: Solera T, 3-inch translucent glazing unit with 1-inch offset in the CW250 curtain wall.

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