January 29, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 4
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Have you seen an increase in jobsite theft of materials and equipment?

46.97%: Yes, but it's been minimal

27.27%: No

25.76%: Yes, and it's been major


News to know

Glaziers beware; thieves target aluminum and other metals on jobsites
Skyrocketing scrap prices for metals, particularly copper and aluminum, have made construction jobsites prime targets for thieves. Contract glaziers say they increasingly have to protect against thefts of everything from copper wire to aluminum frames ... read more

IGMA annual conference opens
The first non-North American lab has been authorized in Beijing to test for the Insulating Glass Certification Council and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, said John Kent, administrative manager, IGCC, Sackets Harbor, N.Y. He spoke on the opening day of IGMA’s 8th Annual Conference in Sanibel Island, Fla., Jan. 28-Feb. 1 ... read more

More top stories
For all of the week’s stories, including news about ASTM’s skylight safety standard, the opening of two new Glass Doctor franchises and the fatal fall of a window washer, click here. Visit www.GlassMagazine.net for daily headline news updates.

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This week in glassblog

Decorative glass cover contest: because Glass Magazine brings the fun
Want your glass on the cover of Glass Magazine? Blogger Lorin Hancock explains how you have a chance to get it in the decorative glass cover contest ... read more

Product spotlight

Hurricane vinyl windows and doors
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. of Wausau, Wis., expanded its line of K-Force impact certified products with Windquest Series vinyl windows and patio doors that received High Velocity Hurricane Zone approval from the state of Florida. The fenestrations meet large-missile impact level D and wind zone 4 testing standards in excess of 140 miles per hour, according to a company release ... read more


Saint-Gobain reports upswing in 2007
Sales for French glassmaker Saint-Gobain increased 4.4 percent in 2007, with operating income rising 10.6 percent to $6 billion, according to a Jan. 24 company release ... read more

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Project news:

Ohio State art glass installation features HologramGlass 

The basics: The Ohio Percent for Art Program commissioned the art glass installation Spherical Trajectory at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. The installation consists of metal arcs with prism-like glass discs that rotate and tilt in the wind.
The players:
Designer, Thinking Lightly Inc., Santa Rosa, Calif.; glass design, fabrication and installation, Jockimo, Newport Beach, Calif.; metal fabrication, Eastern Sheet Metal, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Specified glass: 40-inches in diameter, of 5/16-inch thick laminated holographic HologramGlass from Jockimo. The glass includes an inner layer that produces holographic images when lit from certain angles.

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Spherical Trajectory, Bill & Mary Buchen 2007, commissioned by the Ohio Percent for Art Program

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