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March 29, 2016
From Glass Magazine
Glass Magazine's 2016 Top Glass Fabricators
Increased demand coupled with capacity constraints, pinched glass supply, transportation logistics and an unskilled workforce, creates a challenging atmosphere for fabricators. But, this year's Top Glass Fabricators are using these challenges as opportunities to invest and innovate.
Business News
AGC Glass Europe to Refurbish Cuneo Float Plant
Tubelite Expands Facility in Walker, Michigan
Vistamatic and ODL Enter Supply Agreement for Integral Shading Products
Industry News
Labor Department Finalizes Silica Rule at 50 Micrograms
YKK AP America Inc. Returns as Gold Sponsor of 2016 Glazing Executives Forum
ABI Back Up in February
Construction Employment Up in 43 States for the Year, 27 January to February
People News
YKK Announces Changes in Organization Leadership
CRL-U.S. Aluminum Makes Sales Team Appointments Nationwide
Aluminum Extruders Council Elects New President
ICD High Performance Coatings Appoints Technical Services Manager
Techni Waterjet Expands North American Service Department with New Hires
Product Spotlight
2 ½-inch Rail System from Dorma

Dorma Inc. added to its DRS Rails line of products with the new DRS 2 ½-inch Rail System, which offers users more natural light. With a larger clear opening and minimal amount of visible metal, the system provides structural support while expanding interior views. 

Are You a Top 50 Glazier?
By Katy Devlin
This is your last chance to submit your company for consideration in Glass Magazine's annual Top 50 Glaziers program. The June 2016 issue of Glass Magazine will feature the highest-earning contract glaziers of 2015.
From the Fabricator: Windows Follow-up
By Max Perilstein
Last week I wrote about a window job in Hawaii that I had significant concerns about. I was thrilled to hear from many people with additional thoughts on the project and I wanted to cover a few of them this week as a follow up. 

Great Glazing
Great Glazing: Arizona State Law School, Center for Law and Society

Contract glaziers: Kovach Building Enclosures, Walters & Wolf (interior glass), Renlita Overhead Doors (great hall door), Southwest Metalsmiths Inc. (glass handrails)
Glass fabricator: Viracon Inc. 

The Arizona Center for Law and Society at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus is a 268,000-square-foot ground-up facility, featuring a variety of instructional spaces including lecture halls, classrooms, seminar rooms, a moot courtroom, law library and student spaces. 

Construction of the new facility in Phoenix presented a bevy of challenges concerning the design and installation of the building’s multi-material façade. The owner and general contractor wanted a building clad with a local stone façade that was not only code compliant and fully warrantied, but also durable enough to last a century. The design team used building information modeling throughout the project, especially to model the skin to allow for a prefabricated panelized stone glazing exterior curtain wall. Read more...

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