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November 18, 2014
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Hardware: IdeaBook

With heavy glass and minimal, but statement-making, hardware, owners and designers demand sophistication, performance and affordability from their products. Glass Magazine’s Hardware: IdeaBook takes a look at a variety of hardware solutions demonstrating four basic industry trends.

 
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Industry news
Guardian to Close Floreffe, Pa., Float Plant in 2015
Pilkington NA Announces Price Increases
Oldcastle BE Announces Price Increase on Glass Products
Consolidated Glass & Mirror to Expand Facility in Galax, Va.
Wausau Approved by NFRC as Manufacturer ACE Organization
Viracon Releases ViraconGlass Web App
Office Construction Up 18 Percent in September
 
Project news
One World Trade Center Spire Features EnduroShield Glass Coating
 
 
glassblog
Fired Up: Raise a Glass to the Past
By Jeff Razwick

A few months back, I came across a list of seven architectural blunders that covered design missteps from the “worrying to the downright absurd.” Shortly after, I saw an infographic titled “Failure by Design.” Shouldn’t we focus on learning from past mistakes and designing better buildings?

From the Fabricator: A BIG Deal in the Works??
By Max Perilstein
The acquisition part of the glass industry has been pretty quiet in the last few years. While some smaller deals have taken place, the mega deals have not. But I can tell you that if the hot rumors blowing up my phone and e-mail are true, there is one such mega deal coming soon.
Product Spotlight
TSSA Crystal Clear Bonding from Dow Corning

Markus Plettau, regional market leader for Dow Corning, discusses one of the company's latest silicone technologies, Transparent Silicone Structural Adhesive, which offers crystal clear bonding.

Great Glazing
Ericsson North American Headquarters

Glazing contractor: Jennings Glass
Glass fabricator: Redbud Glass
Glass manufacturer: Guardian
Metal supplier: Kawneer

Ericsson, a world leader in communications technology and services, needed a world-class addition to its North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. As wide-open spaces and rural park views characterize the campus, the company wanted every employee, as well as the conference rooms and common areas, to have access to daylight. The design of the facility maintains the open atmosphere while still providing privacy for its employees in a contemporary setting. Read more...

 
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