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September 22, 2015
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Feats of Fabrication: Palazzo Italia's "La Vela"

A 43,000-square-foot wave of glass and steel drapes over the new Palazzo Italia in Milan, Italy. Dubbed “La Vela” (The Sail), the glass roof is the architectural centerpiece of the six-story pavilion, built for Milan Expo 2015, the international exhibition that takes place May 1 to Oct. 31 on 490 acres of fairgrounds just outside of Milan.

Business news
Salem Glass and HHH Tempering Announce Joint Venture
Deceuninck North America Expands to Western U.S.
Swiss Competition Commission Authorizes Saint-Gobain's Acquisition of Sika
Press Glass Purchases All Share Capital of Glass Systems Group
Velux and Renson Introduce Collaborative Exterior Sunshade for Skylight Integration
Industry news
Worker Shortage Hinders Construction Employment Growth in August
NFRC To Release Faster Version of CMAST
People news
Keith Norman and Polly Foster Join Binswanger Glass
GlassBuild America News
Labor Tops Discussions at Glazing Executives Forum
Keynote Addresses Communication and Training Across a Multigenerational Workforce
Economist Jeff Dietrich Forecasts Strong U.S. Construction Spending through 2019
Product Spotlight
Fireframes Curtainwall® Series from Technical Glass Products

Punch through the expected with Technical Glass Products' (TGP) Fireframes® Curtainwall Series. The cutting-edge system combines narrow frames with Pilkington Pyrostop® glass to provide a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer, allowing for large, multi-story expanses of glass in interior and exterior applications requiring fire resistance.  Classified and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., the Fireframes Curtainwall Series carries up to 120-minute fire ratings as a wall assembly and is available in stainless steel.

Bottlenecks and Values: An Engineering Services Perspective
By John Wheaton
In the curtain wall and glazing world this has always been the reality: You can install quicker than you can fabricate. You can fabricate quicker than you can engineer. Engineering is the bottleneck (the initial critical path).
From the Fabricator: GlassBuild 2015 Recap
By Max Perilstein

GlassBuild America 2015 is in the books and it surely confirmed that we are in the midst of an “up” cycle in our industry. I walked away from this event feeling very good about the current economic landscape in our world.

Great Glazing
Onassis Cultural Center

Contract glazier: Mistral Architectural Metal + Glass Inc.
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricators: AGNORA, Walker Glass

The Onassis Cultural Center, which houses a wide range of cultural and artistic programs that explore all phases of Hellenic civilization, was recently renovated in order to significantly upgrade and expand the galleries and to give the public space of the Olympic Tower Atrium an enhanced new look. The renovation included the installation of an all-glass staircase that connects ground floors with underground galleries. The staircase is minimalist in its design and features a cantilevered middle landing. Read more...



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