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March 17, 2015
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Unitized Curtain Walls and Their Limitations

Unitized curtain walls have become the preferred method for enclosing buildings, as more building owners, architects and contractors see the benefits of this type of construction. However, as with any type of construction product, the more the systems are used, the more we begin to understand their limitations.

 
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Industry news
Fenzi Group Acquires Polish Sealants Company Kadmar
 
Schott Rebuilding after Fire at Pennsylvania Plant
 
AGC Europe Announces Closure of Plant in Athus, Belgium
 
Premier Building Solutions Partners with Nova Group Sales
 
Former Pilkington Headquarters Sold to Property Developer
 
PPI for Construction Edges up in February
 
Last Call for Session Proposals for WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference
 
 
People news
Guardian Industries Names Tom Highley New Guardian Building Products President and CEO
 
Washington Glass Association Announces New Officers and Board of Directors
 
Product Spotlight
MetroView FG 501T Window Wall from Kawneer

Kawneer Co. developed the MetroView Window Wall product line. FG 501T Window Wall, the first in the MetroView Window Wall series, offers a slab-to-slab aluminum frame design with an integrated edge to replicate the appearance of a true curtain wall. MetroView FG 501T Window Wall is designed for mid-rise commercial and multi-family housing projects, with a 2-¼-inch sightline and standard 5-inch depth. FG 501T Window Wall features shallow horizontal cross members with the glass set to the front of the system. Screw spline fabrication and joinery allows for easy construction and low installation costs, while simple two-piece receptors provide efficient connection, according to Kawneer.

 
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An Industry Online
By Katy Devlin

No matter the platform, social media can offer glass companies exciting opportunities. But business owners need to know the options, understand the benefits, and put forth the effort. Here are 10 tips and considerations for bringing your business to social media.

From the Fabricator: Back into the Swing of Things
By Max Perilstein

After spending several days out of the office, I’m scrambling to keep up. So for this week’s blog, no lead story, just a bunch of quick hits on industry growth challenges, meeting celebrities and an opinion poll.

Great Glazing
Great Glazing: Holiday Inn Financial District

Window installer: Gon Way Construction
Window manufacturer: Crystal Window & Door Systems
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Louver manufacturer: Reliable Architectural Louvers & Grilles

Among the many features of the newly opened Holiday Inn Financial District at 99 Washington Street in lower Manhattan are 1,768 high-end thermally efficient windows and louver units. The 492-room hotel, located just three blocks from the 9/11 Memorial site, features a metal panel and glass window façade. At 50-stories tall and very slender, it is the tallest in Holiday Inn's worldwide portfolio of hotel properties. Read more...

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