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March 4, 2014
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Overall Economy to See Mild Gains in 2014
“The United States is making positive economic headway,” says Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst for ITR Economics. The overall U.S. economy will experience a slight contraction in the latter half of 2014, according to ITR, but Dietrich advises companies to not let this deter plans for growth. "We suggest that you use 2014 to search for the key people who will help you grow in a busier 2015 and beyond.”
 
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Industry news
CRL-US Aluminum Super Center Opens in Denver
Accurate Companies Receive ISO Fabrication Certification
The Glass Guru Opens Northeast Ohio Franchise Location
GPAD 2014 Seminar Program Now Available; Last Call for Registration
CBI Hits Post-Recession High
Reed Forecasts Construction Spending Increase for 2014
 
People news
Crystal Windows' Bill Rau Passes Away
 
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Glass at the Extreme
By Katy Devlin
Last week, I experienced firsthand the incredible abilities of glass at the extreme—specifically, a glass floor 1,353 feet in the air, and a fire-rated glass assembly quite literally maintaining its cool in the face of 2,000-degree temperatures.
From the Fabricator: A Pretty Major Need
By Max Perilstein

We have a severe labor shortage in our industry when it comes to glaziers. It seems like every company, big or small, is looking for folks to install. But we also have a severe shortage in another part of our world—project managers.

Product Spotlight
Balancer Series from C.R. Laurence

The new Balancer Series from C.R. Laurence-U.S. Aluminum combines value and durable construction with operational benefits, the company reports. Featuring advanced-engineered balanced doors, the Balancer Series offers negative interior pressure and withstands harsh outside weather and high traffic conditions. The door series includes both full-framed extruded aluminum and “all glass” frameless balanced doors.

Great Glazing
NYU Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center

Glazing contractor: Cherry Hill Glass
Glass fabricator: Viracon
Glazing systems supplier: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Glass fin fabricator: GGI

New York University’s Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center in Washington, D.C., is the school’s most recent addition to its global network of teaching and research centers. Hickok Cole Architects used glass to overcome some of the challenges this urban infill project presented. The building site, surrounded on all sides by adjacent buildings, L Street and a public alley, is narrow, at only 60 feet wide, and unrelentingly busy. The nature of the site limited production during excavation and required careful planning to stage and stock materials. The solution for the building façade is a unitized curtain wall, enhanced with an eye-catching vertical glass fin system. Read more...


 
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