May 13, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 19
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Pennsylvania proposes emissions controls
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The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board proposed to limit nitrogen oxide emissions from glass furnaces to reduce ground-level ozone during ozone season in Pennsylvania May 1 through Sept. 30. ... read more

Last chance to enter for Crystal Achievement
It’s the third year for Glass Magazine’s Crystal Achievement Awards.

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Wall panel and sunscreen systems
Firestone Metal Products Co., Anoka, Minn., developed the Una-Clad Series 1200 aluminum composite wall panel system and the Una-Clad SC-1 extruded aluminum sunscreen system. ... read more

Developing a loss control plan

When applying for insurance, a question on the application asks if you have a formal safety or loss control plan. Many of you can probably check “yes” to this
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Safti receives honor
Q&A with President William O’Keeffe
In April, the City of San Francisco and the State of California recognized San Francisco-based fire-rated glazing and framing supplier Safti First for the company’s 25 years in business advancing fire and life safety. ... 
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Project news Skylights modernize Akron Art Museum
“The project had 40 different glass surfaces, all at a different plane or degree. Ninety percent of the glass was patterned units. One of the challenges was transitioning one surface to another surface and making sure it was water tight.”
—Robert Rykena, service and special projects manager, Harmon Inc., Cleveland

The basics: The $20 million renovation of the Akron Art Museum in Ohio, combines a late 19th century brick and limestone building with a radical glass and steel structure. Completed in June 2007, the project integrates about 21,000 square feet of the existing building with a new 65,000-square-foot addition, increasing gallery space from 8,000 square feet to more than 20,000 square feet and adding classrooms, children’s gallery, museum gift shop and cafe. The 22,000 square feet of glazing cost $1.7 million.
The players: Architect, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Vienna; general contractor, Welty Building Co., Fairlawn, Ohio; glass fabricator, Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif.; glass manufacturer, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hill, Mich.; curtain wall supplier, Schuco USA L.P., Newington, Conn.; glazing contractor and aluminum fabricator, Harmon Inc., Cleveland; glazing engineer/consultant, Façade Forensics, Cincinnati, 513/383-9906.
The glass and systems: The project features 1 1/4-inch-thick low-E insulating, laminated glass with layers of ¼-inch clear heat-strengthened glass, ½-inch air space, ¼-inch Guardian LE 63 clear heat-strengthened glass, .060-millimeter clear interlayer and ¼-inch clear heat-strengthened glass. Framing consists of Schuco FW 60+ AOS, a thermally broken façade wall add-on system for curtain walls and skylights, added to a steel substructure. Made from aluminum and unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, the system is stick-built and has a 60-millimeter profile dimension.

Photo copyright 2007 Roland Halbe Fotografie

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