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October 9, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Smart future

While experts have described the widespread adoption of dynamic glazing as “imminent” for the last decade, their forecasts have yet to come to fruition. However, a current confluence of market forces has the segment poised for growth in an unprecedented way.

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Business news
Guardian and Koch Industries reach minority stakeholder agreement
Vitro asks U.S. court to enforce Mexican reorganization
Fifth public comment period now open for LEED update
Dodge Momentum Index slips in September
Project news
$203 million Chicago transit station remodel to feature extensive glass
Onyx Solar to develop largest PV skylight in U.S.

The Innovative Products Program at GlassBuild America continues to grow, and this week, the Road to GlassBuild presents the complete list of new and innovative products showcased at this year¹s show. Stay on top of what is next in the glass, window and door industry!

You know you’re a glass geek when…
By Jenni Chase
You turn to your spouse while having a romantic dinner out and say, “You know what would make a good commercial for interior glass doors?” And yes, this did actually happen.
From the fabricator: A great resource
By Max Perilstein
The American Institute of Architects put out a tremendous document on integrating energy modeling into the design process.  The document exams everything the designer needs to know to push the envelope energy-wise. Quite frankly, that needs to happen.
Product Spotlight
Video: Jack-A-Glass

Watch as officials from Equalizer Industries demonstrate the Jack-A-Glass Kit, designed to ease installation of heavy frameless glass.

Great Glazing
Absolute Towers

Glass manufacturer:
AGC Glass Co. North America
Glass fabricator:
Protemp Glass Inc.
Glazing system suppliers:
Toro Aluminum and Commdoor Aluminum

Absolute Towers, dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe" building because of its curvaceous design, stands out prominently among the traditional box-style buildings of the Mississauga, Canada skyline. The project consists of two buildings—Tower 1, at 56 stories, and Tower 2, at 50 stories—and features 257,000 square feet of insulating glass.

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