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June 9, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Guide to Software

Software technology continues to develop, improve and expand in the glass industry, providing increasingly sophisticated options for business management, production, building design and project execution. The following guide presents new software products, tools and apps for the glass and glazing industry, organized according to user base.

Industry news
GGI Upgrades Fabrication Capabilities
Pleotint Joins Distribution Partnership with CrystaLite
Mappi International Expands North American Presence
Gateway Extrusions Expands Missouri Facility
Total Construction Spending in April Highest Since 2008
People News
GAP Announces Director of Finance for Partnership with Continental Glass Systems
Doug Harden Named Product Engineering Manager of Deceuninck North America
SC Railing Co. Names M.B. Associates as Michigan Sales Rep
Project news
View to Install Dynamic Glass for Headquarters
Product Spotlight
GM2000-12 Glass Handler from Ergo

The Ergo Robotic Solutions’ GM2000-12 glass installation machine is able to lift a 2000-pound load 13 feet and move it into position with fine control all in a machine that can fit through a man-sized door, according to company officials. Its standard articulations allow an operator to move the boom three different ways, tilt the glass two ways, shift it from side to side, and rotate it 180 degrees in either direction.

Fight the Tyranny of the Urgent with Collaborative Design
By John Wheaton

My experience is that the best value to the end-user and owner, and to all constituents in the supply chain, is generated in collaborative design. But too often in our work, the tyranny of the urgent is the rule of the day.

From the Fabricator: 1 Trillion
By Max Perilstein

On the heels of last week's note about the down ABI, for the month of April, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of construction spending topped the $1 trillion mark for the first time since November 2008. 

Great Glazing
135 East 79th Street

Contract glazier: American Industries Corp.
Glass fabricator: Viracon Inc.
Glazing systems manufacturer: Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Glazing systems finisher: Linetec

The historically inspired 135 East 79th Street high-rise apartment building in New York City echoes the grand apartment towers that made Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side famous. Enhancing the 19-story, 32-unit building's homage to pre-World War II architecture, the new windows and terrace doors feature a narrow, beveled exterior face that replicates the look of classic steel and wood windows, while offering modern performance. Read more...


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