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April 7, 2015
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The Architect's Guide to Complex Façades

The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of increasingly sophisticated building modeling and design tools that have helped to herald in a new era of architecture, one in which creativity seems to feel no bounds. This new era of possibility has greatly affected façades, as designers create building envelopes of ever-growing complexity.

 
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Industry news
Sika Investors to Appeal Ruling over Saint-Gobain Bid
 
Glasslam and Nedex Announce Partnership
 
Woonsocket Glass Fabricators to Move to Larger Facility
 
glasstec and GlassPrint Renew Cooperation
 
ABI Up Slightly in February
 
 
People news
Michele Nosko Joins NGA\WDDA as Membership & Marketing Director
 
Viracon Names Two New Architectural Sales Representatives for Southeast and Midwest Regions
 
Fenzi North America Names Bob Lalonde National Sales Manager
 
Kawneer Co. Names Robert Huffman U.S. Southern Region Sales Manager
 
YKK AP Appoints Kurt Wenzel and Paul Vainer as Midwest Sales Reps
 
Spider Hires Sherry Wade as District Sales Representative in Denver
 
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Product Spotlight
SuperLite III-XL Fire Resistive Butt-Glazed Wall Assembly

The SuperLite III-XL 60-120 minute fire resistive multilaminate is available in butt-glazed assemblies with a maximum single panel size of 6,975 square inches, giving architects ultimate clear views and transparency. SuperLite III-XL also has the largest fixed-frame glass panel in the industry at 5,978 square inches. SuperLite III-XL is listed by UL and meets ASTM E-119 up to 2 hours with hose stream and CPSC Cat. II impact safety, the federal maximum safety standard. See this product at the AIA show next month, booth #1236.

 
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Spread the Word about Window Safety
By Angela Dickson

National Window Safety Week, running April 5-11, increases awareness on preventing window falls and the proper use of windows for emergency escape purposes. To protect children, the Window Safety Task Force offers several tips that manufacturers can share with customers.

From the Fabricator: Good News on the Energy Efficiency Front
By Max Perilstein
Since my last post, two major energy efficiency efforts received big boosts: the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings Bill was re-introduced, and the Senate passed the Better Buildings Act of 2015. 
Great Glazing
Central Corridor Light Rail Transit

Contract glazier: AMG Architectural Glass & Glazing
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Metal framing systems: CMI Architectural Products

The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit in Minnesota stretches about 11 miles, serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul downtown areas with 20 new station stops along University Ave. and Washington Ave. Designed to establish the core of a seamless regional transit system, the CCLRT station stops feature all new glass and metal pavilions, with a modern custom ceramic frit pattern tying the brand new Green line together. Read more...

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