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December 8, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Incorporating Product Recalls into Risk Planning

Product recalls seem to be growing more prevalent. Everywhere you turn, there are stories of manufacturers recalling toys, food or cars. And while it might not seem like it, attention to product recalls is part of an effective risk management plan, especially for the glass industry.

Viewpoint: Emerging Trends in Glass and Curtain wall

Glass Magazine sat down with Mike Turner and Greg Galloway of YKK AP America to discuss the emerging trends in the glass and curtain wall industry and how those trends will affect glass and glazing suppliers and installers.

Industry News
Viracon Breaks Ground on Facility Expansion, Announces Jumbo-Size Capabilities
Saint-Gobain Receives Antitrust Approval in Sika Deal
House Passes Comprehensive Energy Legislation
Linetec Expands with Third Anodize Line
Boyd Aluminum Expands Fabrication Capabilities
People News
SafeWorks Promotes Two in Spider and Power Climber Divisions
Tubelite Hires Two Architectural Representatives
Product Spotlight
Glass Specification Tool from PPG

PPG Industries has upgraded the “Construct” tool on PPG Glass eVIEW, a multifunctional suite of web-based tools that enables architects, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and other building professionals to search, construct, view and compare virtual glazing configurations in three dimensions, the company reports. The upgraded PPG Glass eVIEW Construct tool enables visitors to build virtual monolithic and insulating glass units in multiple configurations using products and components from PPG and other glass manufacturers in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory WINDOW 7.3 database. Read More
From the Fabricator: Interior Glass Trends and 2016 Forecasts
By Max Perilstein

There’s been some nervousness in regards to the 2016 economy, with some reports saying it will be softer than many expect. The analysts I follow and trust do not see this. Where the jury is suddenly out is 2017...

Great Glazing
Denver Botanic Gardens

General contractor:
GH Phipps construction
Contract glazier: Alliance Glazing
Glass fabricators: View and GlassFab Tempering
Metal systems supplier: Quanex

The Denver Botanic Gardens’ new education pavilion showcases ancient design with the latest in architectural technology. Designed to resemble a pyramid twisted at its core, the 5,500-square-foot Science Pyramid at the Denver Botanic Gardens houses an interactive exhibit of Colorado’s dynamic environment. The center spine of this sleek, black pyramid is fitted with electrochromic glass, which can be adjusted — depending on the exterior sunlight and interior lighting needs — to transform from transparent to 97 percent shaded. The dynamic glass pyramid ensures visitors are not bothered by heat or glare. In addition to occupant comfort, the structure offers greater energy efficiency due to the reduced need to cool the space, according to View officials. Read More... 


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