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December 13, 2011
From Glass Magazine
Smart estimating

In a slow construction market, staffs are smaller and busier. From an estimating standpoint, this situation can be especially dangerous. Read on for estimating best practices to consider and common mistakes to avoid. 


Business news
Judge rules Vitro subsidiaries can't escape guarantees on $1.2 billion in defaulted bonds
Quanex reports increase in net sales over 2010
NanaWall adds Chicago showroom
Williams Sales Co. Inc. to represent Basco in Georgia market
International news
HNG Float Glass to adopt new furnace technology in Gujarat plant
NSG Group announces major expansion of its float glass business in Russia
Pilkington secures additional funding for UK coating plant
Project news
Square footage of LEED-certified existing buildings surpasses new construction
Video: Glass repairs nearly complete at Lambert Airport
Association news
Details now available for AAMA's 75th Annual Conference
People news
Fenetech names two new vice presidents, announces FeneVision_neo
Thornton Tomasetti names new head of Pacific Rim Building Skin practice
Walker expands marketing department

From the Fabricator: Code insight
By Max Perilstein
The latest issue of Glass Magazine features a tremendous column by Julie Ruth on the code process. Simply put, everyone should take a few minutes to read it. Thanks to efforts from people like Julie, our industry still has a voice. But she points out that voice could have been silenced and sometimes isn’t as strong as it needs to be.
The dust-free gift box
By Nicole Harris
During a recent factory tour, the VP of operations paused in front of a wall of employee photos to tell me how his company rewards money-saving ideas. “I got $6,000 last year for mine,” the customer service manager chimed in behind us. It’s not a new idea, but it seems too simple and too good not to do it.
Product Spotlight Video
Glaston Bavelloni Hiyon Series
Watch a live demonstration of the Glaston Bavelloni Hiyon Series of glass processing equipment, including the new HiWash glass washer. The equipment offers eco-friendly and energy-saving capabilities, and can be operated using an iPad or similar tablet.
Great Glazing
Huntsman Cancer Institute

Phase 2B of the internationally known cancer facility at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, features extensive exterior glass and solid metal panel systems, including a complex curtain wall with flying beams. Glaziers from LCG Facades faced challenges installing the systems against the Wasatch Mountains with very limited access. "To install the glass under the difficult site conditions and harsh winter, we installed scaffold over the entire mountain-side elevation with protective tarp. ... We were able to site-build the prefabricated frames, glaze and seal the opening, and then remove the scaffold to expose the completed elevation."


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