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November 27, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Quiet, Please: Achieving optimal sound mitigation

Office interiors must meet an array of aesthetic and functional requirements to accommodate the changing landscape of business environments. One such requirement is the demand for greater acoustic privacy. Understanding sound transmission ratings, the impact of glass types and the effects of airspaces will allow glaziers to select the best office partition system for the job.


Industry News
WTO Will Investigate Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
Nonresidential Building Starts Grow 53 Percent in October
Philippines Reviews Mandatory Standards for Flat Glass
Business News
CMS North America Acquires Diversified Machine Systems
WTS Paradigm Changes Brand Name to Paradigm
OSHA Cites PGT Innovations After Employee Injury
People News
Richard Beuke, President of Vitro Architectural Glass, to Retire in 2019
Dedicated Industry Leader and Volunteer Kim Flanary Passes Away
Don's Mobile Glass Employee Dies in ATV Accident
Event News
Speakers at 33rd Şişecam Glass Symposium Discuss 'The Future of Glass'
Sales Open for Vitrum 2019
Product Spotlight
Restore leaking glazing systems for the long term

Cracked or shrinking zipper gaskets and leaking skylights can be returned to a leak-free condition with Spectrem® Restoration Overlay, dense rubber extrusions for restoration applications. Bonded with Spectrem 1 Silicone Sealant to provide a watertight seal, this patented, innovative design solution provides long-lasting performance and aesthetics. Click here to see how.

Is The Internet of Things on Your Company Holiday List?
By Dave Vermeulen
Smart phones, smart watches, smart vacuums, smart cars. It didn’t take long for The Internet of Things to make its way into our lives. It’s not far from doing the same in the glass industry. But there is understandably still some hesitancy around implementation. 
From the Fabricator: Past Details
By Max Perilstein
In my previous post, I talked about my MVP process and I asked for any feedback. The one thing I realized is that many of you probably hadn’t seen or remembered the runners up each year. So, I decided to list those incredible folks.
Great Glazing
PV Fins, Life Sciences Building, UW-Seattle

Contract glazier: Mission Glass
Glass supplierOnyx Solar
General contractorSkanska
ArchitectPerkins + Will

The new seven-story Life Sciences Building at University of Washington is a 170,000 square-foot research and instructional space designed to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the building’s south side take advantage of dramatic views and maximize natural light. The UW Solar student group, an interdisciplinary team of undergraduates and graduate students, was involved in the analysis and fundraising for the solar energy system, which features innovative vertical photovoltaic fins installed on the southwest elevation of the building. The glass fins with embedded photovoltaic cells shade the windows when needed, while generating renewable energy. The PV fin system helps to meet objectives in the UW's Climate Action Plan for Sustainability, while creating a comfortable and dynamic workspace.  Read more...



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