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January 28, 2014
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Hardening School Exteriors
After the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., much thought has been given to providing a more secure school environment. Securing the building exterior is the only layer of defense that many schools are able to implement, and the glass industry plays a key role in this area.
 
 
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Industry news
ASHRAE Withdraws Latest Proposal to Reduce WWR
Gamma Establishes Cohesive, North American Unit
PRL to Fabricate and Distribute RavenBrick Windows
Glaston Closes $2.5 Million Deal with CSG Group
New Construction Starts Up 5 Percent in December
ABI Slips in December
 
People news
Window & Door’s John Swanson Passes Away
Pilkington Architectural Glass Division Makes Organizational Changes
Tubelite Expands Southeastern Regional Team
Crystal Windows' Steve and Thomas Chen Assume New Executive Roles
Scott Wingate Joins DFI as Acting Chief Financial Officer
Doug Ferrante and Jamison Eige Join PGT
Scott Peterson Joins AMG
 
Project news
Northern Architectural to Provide Windows for McGraw-Hill Building Renovation
 
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For John Swanson, 1961-2014
By Nicole Harris

At the end of 2013, I visited the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. After wandering the grounds awhile, I walked inside and the first thing I saw was an exhibit called, At the Window: The Photographer's View. My first thought was, “I have to tell John about this.”

From the Fabricator: Victory in the Battle for the Wall!
By Max Perilstein
The industry once again came together to do the right thing, and won a victory in the battle for the wall. We can take a victory lap and savor it for the moment, but I can tell you there will be more challenges to come. 
Product Spotlight
Model 50H Wide-stile from YKK AP

YKK AP America Inc. introduced its latest addition to the ProTek product line, the Model 50H 5-inch wide stile door. The door was tested with a variety of locking, hinging and threshold options, which provide architects with the flexibility previously only associated with non-impact entrance systems.

Great Glazing
Navitus Health Solutions

Contract glazier: H.J. Martin & Son
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

One of the most prominent features of the new three-story 70,000-square-foot Navitus Health Solutions office and call center building, located in Grand Chute, Wis., is its extensive use of glazing inside and out. The office building features an expansive glass façade as well as interior glass surrounding offices and conference rooms. Read more...


 
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