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May 28, 2013
From Glass Magazine
The Attack on Glazing: Round Two

The attack on glazing area has returned, as ASHRAE 189.1 is now proposing to reduce the prescriptive glazing area limit from 40 percent to 30 percent WWR for buildings less than 25,000 square feet. To put this into context, more than three quarters of all buildings, and one third of all floor space, are less than 25,000 square feet. To comply with the reduced WWR, the industry would likely see fewer windows, shorter/smaller windows, a transition from strip windows to punched openings, and a transition from curtain wall to strip windows.


Business news
Glaston 'Cautiously Positive' About Glass Processing Market in 2013
AGC Opens Silicon Valley Office as 'Strategic Scout' for New Technologies
ThinkGlass Revamps Website
ABI Reverses Course in April
Meetings and Events
Registration Open for GlassBuild America
GANA Announces 2014 Annual Conference Dates, Location

No 'Good Glaziers'
By Nicole Harris
“We can find different ways of doing things, using new applications, products and materials we did not have five years ago,” said one architect. “The biggest challenge I have is the subs telling me, ‘no we don’t do that.' Poor craftsmanship is my biggest complaint.” And with that, the conversation turned to the lack of skilled labor, specifically, glass and metal workers. 
From the Fabricator: Read and Consider
By Max Perilstein
Undoubtedly, you have seen a lot about the ongoing ASHRAE code situation. Without question, it is a serious situation. But I have decided that as much as I love to try to mobilize people to action, I'm going to take a different approach. Here is an interview that truly spells out the facts in a calm and measured way. If you care about the industry and your business, you’ll take the proper action. 
Product Spotlight
Viracon VUE-30
Viracon introduced VUE-30, a high-performance glass coating that provides superior visible light transmittance relative to the solar heat gain performance, according to the supplier. The percentage of light through the glass allows designers to maximize window-to-wall ratios, while the coating's performance exceeds current domestic energy code requirements, including those of ASHRAE 90.1.
Great Glazing
Hazelden Center for Youth and Families

Glazing contractor: AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing
Glazing systems suppliers:
Tubelite Inc., MG McGrath
Glass suppliers:
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Meltdown Glass Art and Design, InVision Glass Design

Architects for the addition and renovation project at the Hazelden Center for Youth and Families in Plymouth, Minn., chose glass from several companies to achieve advanced daylighting, energy efficiency and aesthetic goals. Read more...




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