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June 18, 2013
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Surviving the VE Challenge
The industry continues to witness the introduction of new, innovative possibilities in decorative and specialty glass. However, these products face one major hurdle before they can make their way into any project: value engineering.
 
Opinion: Industry Must Remain Active in the Chinese Aluminum Import Arena
The industry needs to diligently report evidence of illegal actions meant to circumvent the tariff orders, says Rand Baldwin, chief of staff for the Aluminum Extruders Council.
 
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Industry news
Demand for High Performance Flat Glass Predicted to Rise 8.2 Percent Annually
LCA and Manufacturing Forecast Top AAMA Agenda
NanoMarkets Report Predicts Continued Growth for Smart Windows
Glazing Executives Forum Welcomes Hartung as Bronze Sponsor
Spider Names Vic Presnal as District Sales Rep
 
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Succession Planning and Leadership Development
By Bill Evans
In succession planning, you must build leaders, and this begins with delegation. Give your key people responsibilities and allow them the opportunity to fail or succeed without retribution.
From the Fabricator: Big Show, Great Letter and New Building
By Max Perilstein
Big week ahead as the annual AIA show takes place in Denver, Thursday through Saturday. Plus, more from my interview with TGP’s Jeff Razwick, who talks about trends and talent in our industry.
Product Spotlight
AA5450 Series window
Kawneer’s Traco division has expanded its OptiQ Ultra Thermal Window offering with the introduction of the AA5450 Series window, now available in single- and double-hung configurations, including a matching fixed option.
Great Glazing
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Toronto

Glazing contractors: Ferguson-Neudorf Glass Inc. and Toro Glasswall Inc.
Glass fabricator: Viracon

Glass selection played a crucial role in the design of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Toronto luxury tower, as it was important to architects that the building fit the Yorkville neighborhood and blend with the sky. To aid in the selection process, architects requested a full-scale mockup of the façade that was hoisted on a crane to allow them to see how the glass would appear against the sky at the 10th story level. Read more...


 
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