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May 22, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Showing architects what's possible
Glass, metal and fenestration suppliers introduced new products at the American Institute of Architects National Convention and Design Exposition, May 17-19, in Washington, D.C. View photos, read descriptions, and watch videos of the products and services here.
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From the fabricator: The gigantic AIA recap
By Max Perilstein
The 2012 American Institute of Architects show is in the books, and there's no doubt that the vibe was positive on the show floor. This is the first show in a long time where people showed enthusiasm towards the economy and our markets ... at least related to sales/growth.
Product Spotlight
VIDEO: YKK AP launches YUW 750 XT
During AIA2012 in Washington, D.C., YKK AP unveiled its YUW 750 XT unitized wall system for low to mid-rise commercial buildings.
Great Glazing
Utah County Convention Center

Glazing contractor: LCG Facades
Glass fabricator: Viracon
Glazing system supplier: EFCO Corp.

The Utah County Convention Center in Provo, with 46,740 square feet of sellable meeting space, is a green complex, designed to achieve silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.


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