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March 22, 2016
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Code Conflict in Florida
Last year, the state of Florida enacted new energy codes, mandating that new building and renovation projects in commercial and residential applications meet requirements outlined in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, IECC. The updates to the energy codes led to disagreement, confusion and enforcement issues in the southern state. 
 
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Industry News
CRL Opens CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Atlanta
 
AmesburyTruth Parent Company Acquires Giesse Group
 
Architectural Glass & Cladding Signs Distribution Agreement with Global Security Glazing
 
Nonresidential Construction Starts Fall in February
 
 
People News
YKK AP America Adds New Director of Marketing and Product Management
 
Tubelite Promotes Steve Jaskolski to Vice President of Operations
 
 
Event news
GlassBuild America 2016 Expands Show Floor Ahead of October Launch
 
Fabricators Discuss Labor Challenges and Automation at GPAD
 
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Product Spotlight
ArcticFront™ Dual Thermally Broken Storefront from CRL-U.S. Aluminum

The ArcticFront™ Series 45X High Performance Storefront System from CRL-U.S. Aluminum offers optimal thermal performance with the installer-friendly design of a traditional 2" x 4-1/2" storefront. The key feature of the ArcticFront™ 45X is its dual polyurethane thermal break points that act as a superior thermal barrier. This allows you to attain U-factors as low as 0.37 using standard low-emissivity glass, and 0.19 using specially configured insulated glass units.

 
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Time is Running Out...
By Katy Devlin
Time is running out to nominate your best product or project for the 2016 Glass Magazine Awards, with the deadline to submit nominations coming up on April 8.
From the Fabricator: Windows in Paradise?
By Max Perilstein
Hawaii is experiencing a building boom and with it comes adventures. One such issue popped on my radar this week with an almost-completed residential skyscraper using a window in an application that, to me, is downright scary—a floor-to-ceiling project-out window.

Great Glazing
The Oregon Zoo Elephant Lands

Glass supplier: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Moon Shadow Glass Inc.

The Oregon Zoo’s new Elephant Lands covers six acres, indoors and out, and includes life-size images of the zoo’s seven Asian elephants printed on glass in the interior exhibit. Double-sided panels allow a 360 degree view of the life-size images of the real elephants at the zoo in their new sanctuary. 

Expecting an average of 1.2 million viewers of the display in the Elephant Lands exhibit hall a year, zoo officials wanted the images to stand up to constant touching, as well as to look lifelike, according to the glass fabricator.  Read more...

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