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August 16, 2011
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Institutional projects offer greatest opportunity for contract glaziers

Despite a 7 percent decline in U.S. construction starts for institutional buildings in 2010, this segment accounted for 51 percent of projects among the Top 50 Glaziers last year.  

Viewpoint: Devin Bowman
In an interview with Glass Magazine, the national sales manager for Technical Glass Products discusses the latest developments in fire-rated glass products and applications, and what he would do if appointed a “Glass Czar.”

 
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Business news
Trulite to lay off 46 in Tennessee
Saint-Gobain to acquire Solar Gard Specialty Films
Wintec launches Security Glass Solutions Inc.
Viracon adjusts coatings offerings
DyeTec Solar equipped to begin building BIPV prototype panels
Glaston reports positive operating profits in first half
Southwall film segment sees gains in second quarter
EnduroShield awarded TÜV certification
 
People news
Former president of Sommer & Maca, Paul Donald Maca, passes away
Terry Hessom joins HHH Tempering Resources as equity partner
Tubelite names Sage Architectural Products as sales representative in Texas
WinTech adds two to Engineering Group
 
Project news
Toronto high rise continues to shed glass, this time injurying pedestrian
BC Industries awarded glazing contract for Progression Place in Washington DC
 
 
glassblog
Breaking down the barriers
By Bruce Lang
According to the fifth annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, there is a growing urgency to make buildings more energy efficient. Interestingly, what also stood out were the participants' reported barriers to pursuing energy efficiency investments.
From the fabricator: Glass IS awesome
By Max Perilstein
MSNBC ran an amazing video story last week about glass that really put our industry into a positive light. At the end the piece legendary architect James Carpenter makes a great statement: "Glass will become more and more persuasive in our lives..." We need to keep promoting and pushing that sentiment exactly.
Product Spotlight
Blast curtain wall and entry door systems
At GlassBuild America, Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta, Tubelite Inc. will present ForceFront blast curtain wall and entry door systems for high security projects requiring blast hazard mitigation in low-rise and mid-rise applications.
Eye on GlassBuild
Axel Husen
In advance of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta, GlassMagazine.com will feature brief interviews with various people connected to the show. This week, Axel Husen, President and CEO of Interlock USA, takes center stage with his thoughts on the upcoming show.
Great Glazing
Galleria II Mall renovation
Renovation of The Galleria II Mall project in Houston--including the replacement of existing skylights with new watertight, structurally sound vault skylights with gable ends--was underway when Hurricane Ike struck the shopping center. The glazing team had removed and installed one unit; however, the hurricane hit Houston during installation of the second unit.


 
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