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February 5, 2013
From Glass Magazine
2013 Top Glass Fabricators: The Market, Players and Products
Sales are slowly but surely on the rise among Glass Magazine’s Top Glass Fabricators, and employment levels at participating companies are holding steady, if not increasing. See which companies made this year's list and what the survey reveals about the current state of the glass fabrication market.

Business news
NSG Group continues to feel the effects of an uncertain European economy
Friedman completes acquisition of Albat & Wirsam Software GmbH
Saint-Gobain's $1.2 billion cartel fine may be reduced by EU due to calculation error
Glass leak at PPG Carlisle plant contained, will not affect production
Study predicts growth in global flat glass demand, led by Asia/Pacific region
People news
FeneTech Europe names Christian Krenn sales director

3D printers on the jobsite?
By Katy Devlin
I stumbled across a fascinating TED Talk by Behrokh Khoshnevis, professor at the University of Southern California. Khoshnevis, speaking in April 2012 at TEDx Medellín, discussed a possible future technology for the construction industry—one that uses large 3D printers to actually construct buildings, layer by layer.
From the fabricator: Talent on display
By Max Perilstein
One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing negative comments about the talent in our industry. The comments, which have become more prominent recently, basically assert that too much of our little piece of the world is lacking the brainpower of other industries. I am sorry, but that is just plain wrong.
Product Spotlight
Updated Guardian SunGuard app
Guardian recently introduced an updated version of its SunGuard app that features multiple languages and enables users to view projects in landscape or portrait mode, with high-res images and better mapping functionality.
Great Glazing
Puerto Rico Federal Buildings

General contractor / glazing contractor: Koch Corp.
Glazing systems manufacturer: 
Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Glazing systems finisher: Linetec
Glass fabricator: Viracon

The basic challenge when renovating the exterior of the Federico Degetau Federal Building and the Clement Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was to protect the federal office buildings and their occupants while maintaining the modern aesthetic, according to a Wausau Window and Wall Systems release. The renovation included installation of high-performance window systems to meet various security and environmental requirements, including: energy efficiency, ballistic and blast mitigation, and moisture and hurricane resistance. Read more...




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