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December 3, 2013
From Glass Magazine
The Next Dimension
Glaziers adopt 3D modeling tools for complex curtain-wall designs
3D modeling has opened the door to building designs that incorporate more complex curtain walls, with potential elements such as slopes, curves, bent glass, custom panel sizes and new material types. 

Industry news
Kuraray to Acquire DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions
Intertek to Acquire Architectural Testing
AGC Flat Glass Ibérica Signs Union Agreement to Increase Efficiency at Sagunto Plant
Safelite to Acquire Guardian Auto Glass Unit
Construction Spending, Employment See Uptick in October
EU Imposes Duties on Chinese Solar Glass
USGBC Launches LEED v4 at Greenbuild
Glass Falls Again from Toronto’s Shangri-La Tower
People news
Saand Appoints Mike Sartain as Sales Manager
Sue Gallagher Joins Gardner Glass Products
Matthew Johnson Promoted to Chief Technology Officer of Arcom
Michigan Construction Hall of Fame Inducts Two Glass Industry Leaders
Project news
DOE Study Shows 25 Percent Reduction in Building Energy Use with Renovate by Berkowitz
An Open Letter to Business Owners
By Bill Evans
As we come to the end of another year, it is easy to worry about the uncertainty of the future. Will business continue to improve? How will the Affordable Care Act impact my business? Should I grow my business? How will I find the proper personnel? 
From the Fabricator: The Young and the Restless
By Max Perilstein

The last big event of the calendar year, Greenbuild, was recently held in Philadelphia, and like most shows this year, reactions were mixed. The architects visiting this show continue to be non-decision makers. Younger designers and students are the dominant attendees.

Product Spotlight
SageGlass Simplicity from SAGE Electrochromics

SAGE Electrochromics Inc. unveiled its new electrochromic glass that is completely solar-powered, self-contained and wirelessly controlled with an iPad. SageGlass Simplicity is a solar-powered wireless version of SageGlass electrochromic glazing for the commercial market.

Great Glazing
Great Glazing: Novartis Swiss Headquarters

Contract glazier: 4B Fassaden AG, CH-Hochdorf
Glass supplier: Glas Trosch
Glass fabricator: Euroglas GmbH
Interlayer supplier: Sefar Inc.

Located in the new mixed-use Suurstoffi development in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland, the Novartis headquarters building features an iridescent glass façade, which produces a shimmering metal patchwork from the outside in and clear views from the inside out. Read more...


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