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May 21, 2013
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Code Update: What you need to know about the latest ICC code-change proposals
The 2013 International Code Council Group B Code Development Hearings recently took place in Dallas, where code officials reviewed numerous proposals for changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 International Existing Building Code and 2015 International Residential Code, among others. Read a report on the more significant results of these hearings, with regards to commercial construction.
 
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Business news
NSG Reports Losses in 2013
Virginia Mirror Co. Opens Sales Office in Ohio
IGE Partners with DFI to Distribute FuseCube Technology
Guardian UK Hosts Triple Anniversary Celebration
 
People news
Kawneer Appoints Ivan Rus Sales Manager, Central Region
Jorma Vitkala Named Glass Builder of the Year
 
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From the Fabricator: Quick Hits
By Max Perilstein
Every so often, I do a blog that briefly hits on various topics, and since it’s been awhile, I figure it’s time to catch up on some of the happenings in the world of glass, glazing and more.  So buckle up, here it goes...
Product Spotlight
Transparent setting blocks
Bohle America introduced transparent setting blocks for mounting all-glass showers and assemblies, mirrors and other glass applications. Unlike wooden or plastic setting blocks, the transparent blocks are practically invisible once mounted, the supplier reports.
Great Glazing
SunNFun

Glazing contractor: Key Glass LLC
Glass manufacturer: Pilkington
Fire-rated glass and glazing supplier: Technical Glass Products
Glazing systems suppliers: YKK AP, Solar Innovations

Architects for the two-story, 18,000-square-foot SunNFun recreational facility in Sarasota, Fla., wanted to offer residents an interior space that remained cool but also offered direct access to the beautiful Florida weather. To accomplish this, architects designed three 20-foot sections of the eastern facade with impact-resistant folding glass walls. Read more...

 
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