February 5, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 5
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News to know

ASTM to develop skylight standard to prevent falls and fatalities
Early morning, Jan. 26, two teenagers fell, one fatally, through a skylight over an elementary school gymnasium in Port Jervis, N.Y... read more

IGMA’s Visual Quality group decides on
single document
The Visual Quality Working Group decided one document would be sufficient as Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units ... read more

More top stories
For all of the week’s stories, including news about Kawneer’s sustainability campaign and screen printing on solar cells, click here. Visit www.GlassMagazine.net for daily headline news updates.

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Disability in the spotlight

Health Insurance, dental insurance, life insurance
Many companies provide these important insurance coverages to their employees, but don’t always consider how their employees would meet financial obligations when they are unable to work while recovering from an illness or injury... read more

This week on glassblog

Sun, sand and volleyball
From Sanibel Island, Glass Magazine Editor in chief Matt Slovick talks volleyball, getting old and IGMA hospitality at the lastest conference ... read more

Product spotlight

Hurricane concealed vent window
United States Aluminum of Waxahachie, Texas, completed revision of its Series 7500 concealed vent swing-out window ... read more


Employment up in nonresidential construction
Despite a housing slump, employment of architects and engineers jumped 3.5 percent since January 2007, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America, in a release dated Feb. 1... read more

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Check out www.GlassMagazine.net for financial news stories throughout the week.

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Project updates:

Wave-like skylight highlights Puerto Rico Convention Center 

The basics: The $415 million Puerto Rico Convention Center, site of the Associated Builders and Contractors national convention, March 6-7, features an 85,150-square-foot sweeping skylight modeled in shape and color after ocean waves.
The players:
Architects, Jiménez & Rodríguez Barceló, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and TVS International Inc., of Atlanta; skylight manufacturer, Super Sky Products, Mequon, Wis.; finisher, Linetec, Wausau, Wis.; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.
The glass and systems: Clear laminated glass with the VH-45 low-emissivity coating and gray ceramic frit in an aluminum system, finished with a three-coat silver metallic Duranar paint.

Photo by William Lemke, Waukesha, Wis.

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See Page 51 of the February issue of Glass Magazine to learn more about the convention center and the future of the commercial skylight market.

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