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October 7, 2014
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A Guide to Glass Entrances and Wall Systems

Amid a push toward large, open spaces in the workplace, more people are working in glass offices or conference rooms than ever before. Roughly 68 percent of U.S. offices have an “open plan” or “open seating” design, with work surfaces separated by low or no walls.

 
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Industry news
Benson CEO Lou Niles to Retire
Pleotint Appoints Chad Simkins as Vice President
Efco Corp. Announces Manufacturing Promotions and Additions
Joe Santelli Joins Glaston North America Sales Team
Efficient Windows Collaborative Becomes a Nonprofit Organization
Nonresidential Construction Adds a Modest 3,200 Jobs in September
 
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Oh the Places We’ll Go: An Energy-Efficient Future
By Katy Devlin

I am most optimistic about the glass industry’s ability to create real change in the future of energy-efficient building when I look at the amazing developments of the past 50 years.

From the Fabricator: The Times They are a-Changin'
By Max Perilstein

It was in October of 2005 that I started blogging. If you told me when I started this blog that in 2014 I would be on my own and preparing to go to Germany for a trade show, I would have never believed you.

Product Spotlight
Operable AW-Rated PVC System from Quanex

Quanex Building Products’ Mikron C3-11300 window and door system achieved the highest structural performance class, Architectural Window, as governed by North American Fenestration Standard for use in mid- and high-rise structures. According to Quanex, the window system is the first and only operable PVC system to meet these requirements. Quanex engineered the Mikron C3-11300 to provide superior design-pressure ratings, impact resistance, durability and energy performance.

Great Glazing
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Contract glazier: Butcher & Sons Steel Industries
Glass manufacturers:
PPG Industries, Pilkington NA
Glass fabricators:
Viracon, Precision Glass Bending, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Walker Glass Co.
Railing systems supplier:
SC Railing Co.

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a fixture for arts and culture in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas, debuted its full-scale historic renovation in September. New glass and metal railings, glass stairs and glass walkways contributed to the overall sophistication and elegance of the auditorium, featuring a multi-purpose 1,759-seat performance hall, a 250-seat studio theater, and an outdoor performance plaza connected to the River Walk. Read more...


 
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