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December 9, 2014
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Global Façades

New building projects in North America and around the world increasingly feature unique, geometrical shapes, large glass panels, and transparent glass that offers views and natural light. Energy efficiency, complexity and occupant comfort dominate current curtain wall and façade design trends. The European industry, in particular, is pushing the envelope in terms of what is possible and many regions of the world, including North America, are following suit.

 
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Industry news
PPG, Pleotint Renew Marketing Alliance for Suntuitive, Solarban
Import Tariffs Lead to Increase in Business for U.S. Aluminum Extruders
Diamon-Fusion Coatings Reviewed to Contribute to LEED Points
20,000 Construction Jobs Added in November, Unemployment Rate Falls
International Code Council and Solar Rating & Certification Corporation Finalize Consolidation
 
People news
Glaston CEO to Transfer to Asia
Crawford Glass Founder Ralph Crawford Passes Away
Richard Mauro of Tower Glass Passes Away
Bill Barker Concludes 27-year Career at Petersen Aluminum
 
 
glassblog
Bringing the Mall Back to Life
By Bethany Stough

Last week I read an article entitled "Is the Shopping Mall Dying or Just Evolving?" that looked at moves toward redeveloping and repurposing traditional retail spaces. Is revitalization really in the cards for brick-and-mortar, and can the glass industry help itself by getting on board?

From the Fabricator: And the winner is...
By Max Perilstein
Last week I noted the handful of people who were considered for the 2014 Industry MVP award, but did not come away with the title. The time has now come to recognize the winner, and like some other mainstream publications have done in the past, I went a little non-traditional with the choice this year.
Product Spotlight
GM-2000 12 Glass Handler from Ergo Robotic Solutions

Ergo Robotic Solutions demonstrated its GM-2000 12 glass handling equipment at GlassBuild America 2014.

Great Glazing
Glass-clad Ottawa Convention Center Addition

Facade system: Novum Structures, Verval Ltee
Glass fabricator:
Viracon

The project design for the addition to the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada required a glass facade with increased durability, energy control, and a sweeping view of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site and Parliament Hill. Its new 100-foot rounded all-glass façade matches the modern and environmentally friendly setting. Read more...

Sponsored by: C.R. Laurence Co. 

 
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