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October 16, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Technology: Solving a 'glaring' problem

Most building codes do not explicitly limit solar reflectivity in the architectural design criteria; however, performing a solar reflectivity study in the initial design stages can help prevent reflectivity and exterior glare problems.

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Business news
Harmon discontinues service business
DOC moves to place tariffs on Chinese solar panels
Mutlifamily starts expected to increase through 2014 but still remain below peak level
Glass Doctor wins first place award for social media
Industry takes one step closer to developing PCR for windows during AAMA National Fall Conference
Showrooms as sales tools: A tour of the new LaCantina Doors
By Katy Devlin
Last week, LaCantina Doors celebrated the grand opening of its new sleek and open showroom, and expansive lean manufacturing plant. Read more about the facility and view a photo gallery of the showroom.
From the fabricator: The big day ahead
By Max Perilstein
It is my opinion that the presidential election on November 6 will be a life-changing event. Others are watching it too. Last week, the Dodge Momentum Index report specifically focused on the election as a reason for the results.
Product Spotlight
Video: Guardian InGlass

During GlassBuild America, Guardian Industries promoted a number of interior glass products and services from its InGlass portfolio, including: Switchable Glass (privacy glass), the InGlass Fabricator program, specification tools, ShowerGuard, and Berman Glass Editions textured glass lines.

Great Glazing
Hess Tower

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Quality Metalcrafts
Panel finisher:

Hess Tower was the first office building in Houston's central business district to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. The 29-story, Class A office building features 40,000 square feet of aluminum panels that were assembled into a unitized curtain wall system. Read more...

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