Volume 22, Issue 3 - May/June 2008

AIA Exhibitors
A list of the architectural glass and metal industry companies which will be exhibiting in Boston.

Here is a select list of industry companies (as of March 27) that are exhibiting at this year's AIA Expo with booth numbers.

ACH Glass Operations 15129
AGC Flat Glass 14181
Acurlite Structural Skylights 19021
Adams Rite/Assa Abloy 15135
Airolite 19153
Aluflam North America 22197
Andersen Windows Inc. 12011
Arch Aluminum & Glass 22059
Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal/USGlass 14165
AZON USA Inc.  23194
Bendheim 10057
C.H.M.I. 19171
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. 11073
CPFilms Inc. 12162
CPI Daylighting 14051
California Glass Bending 12192
Dlubak Corp. 14146
Dorma Group North America 19091
Edgetech I.G. Inc. 13151
EFCO Corp. 16157
Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc. 18139
Glas Troesch 11072
Glass Association of North America 14165
Goldray Industries 22011
Guardian Industries 20205
Hafele America 20059
Halfen Anchoring Systems 20148
Hirsch Glass 13103
Hope’s Windows 18015
IBP Glass Walk Floor Systems 19068
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies 13157
Kawneer Co. Inc. 19121
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. 10135
Lauren Mfg. 12148
Linetec 19156
Madico Window Film 20172
Major Industries 18061
Mapes Industries 18147
Marvin Windows & Doors 21011
Nana Wall Systems 11087
Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.  18064
NGI Designer Glass 12202
Novum Structures LLC 12057
Oldcastle Glass 18043
Optimum Window Mfg. 21075
Pella Corp. 16069
Pemko Mfg. Co.  23025
Petersen Aluminum 12151
Pilkington North America 17121
Polytronix Inc.  12145
PPG Industries Inc. 11123
SAFTI First 18068
Sage Electrochromics 23117
Schott North America Inc. 19017
Schuco USA L.P. 19159
Sevasa North America 16197
Sheffield Plastics Inc. 10079
Solar Innovations 17146
Standard Bent Glass Corp. 12173
Super Sky Products 17147
USGlass/Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal 14165
Viracon 19131
Walker Glass 22103
YKK AP America 13057

AIA Exhibitor Preview
An advance look at what show attendees will see in Boston

Industry Information
Key Communications, parent company of the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal and its companion e-newsletter and USGlass magazine is exhibiting side-by-side at the AIA show in Boston with the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the premiere association in the architectural glass and metal industry for information and technological leadership. Copies of the most recent issues of the magazine will be distributed to attendees at the booth. Attendees will also be able to pick up information on GANA’s Informational Bulletins as well as its technical publications.

Booth 14165 is the one-stop location for architectural glass and metal industry information. www.glass.com

New Colors
Guardian has added six new colors to its line of low-emissivity (low-E) SunGuard Advanced Architectural Glass products. SunGuard AG 50 and SunGuard Royal Blue 40 are each available on three different float glass substrates for a variety of appearance options and energy savings that meet or exceed local and regional energy codes, and help projects earn LEED points. SunGuard AG 50, which has a low-E coating with just enough reflectivity to provide a crisp, uniform appearance, is now available in light silver, silver gray and green. The coating is spectrally-selective, allowing high amounts of visible light into a building while minimizing solar heat gain. The manufacturer suggests AG 50 be considered when matching spandrel glass is desired. SunGuard Royal Blue 40 combines low-E performance with a blue appearance without the cost, heat absorption and bluish transmitted light of coatings on blue float glass. Royal Blue 40 comes in three shades— royal blue, blue gray and aquamarine. Both AG 50 and Royal Blue 40 are available with short lead times from independent SunGuard Select fabricators throughout North America. www.SunGuardGlass.com

Energy-Saving Glasses
PPG will highlight the energy-saving capabilities of its Solarban 70XL and Solarban z50 solar control, low-E glasses. Attendees also will be able to review the results from energy modeling studies commissioned by the glass maker, which quantify the real environmental, energy and equipment cost savings associated with high-performance architectural glasses that transmit high levels of daylight, yet effectively manage solar hear gain. The display also will highlight the expanded aesthetic range of PPG’s architectural glasses, as demonstrated by the subtle tints and reflectivity achieved with Solarban 80 with Optiblue glass or when Solarban z50 is combined with the company’s new Vistacool glasses. www.ppgideascapes.com

Positive Impact
Kawneer’s exhibit will feature a range of products and systems, including a green focus area. The industry supplier states it will have a new offering introduction in its booth. Architects also will have the opportunity to accrue credits toward CES learning units by attending Kawneer’s Expo Education programs: Achieving a LEED Strategy Through Division 8, Strategies for Labor Optimization in Division 8 and Strategies for Energy Optimization in Division 8, in the field of Glass & Glazing.  The 15-minute programs are designed to provide a convenient way to interact with products and product experts. www.kawneer.com

Polycarbonate Sheet
Makrolon 15 polycarbonate sheet glass replacement from Sheffield Plastics, a Bayer MaterialScience company, is designed to offer exceptional weatherability with advanced protection against tough environmental conditions and long-term UV-exposure. The polycarbonate sheet is lighter than glass and the supplier says has excellent insulation properties and impact and abrasion resistance, making it applicable for architectural and security, as well as other applications. Makrolon 15 has a 15-year limited warranty covering breakage, yellowing and coating integrity. www.sheffieldplastics.com

Away VOCs
Linetec provides thermal barrier systems and finishing services with no-VOC and low-VOC coatings that support green design goals. In addition, the supplier offers options for recycling and re-using paint, aluminum and packaging materials. Its services may contribute to four LEED certification categories. www.linetec.com

Tunnel Vision
Convex Glass by Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. was developed for the outdoor façade of a high-end retail store client. The project used 7,000 square feet of the glass, with panels ranging up to 6 x 10 feet that can be tempered and laminated. A key feature of the colored glass flooring panels is the Glass Sandpaper safety surface. The “grip” has twice the ASTM slip-coefficient ratings of ceramic frit surfaces, and does not wear down as do other surfaces, according to the supplier. The exhibitor’s display will be its unique tunnel of Convex walls with colored floor panels made of glass. www.nathanallan.com

Make the Transaction
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), a supplier to the glazing, architectural and construction industries, has expanded the company’s Web Quote Request Information Center to include transaction window and security hardware quotations. CRL transaction window styles include, vertical sliding windows, light- and heavy-duty horizontal sliding windows, semi-automatic and fully-automatic horizontal sliding and bi-fold windows, fixed-transaction or security windows (bullet-resistant or non-bullet resistant), sliding bullet-resistant windows (interior and exterior) and custom products such as transaction trays, drawers and other security hardware. CRL’s website also features separate areas where customers can request quotes on door rails, handles and shower door hardware, as well as non-stock, special fabricated, custom-sized or other types of hardware. www.crlaurence.com

Taking the LEED
In its booth, Edgetech I.G. will feature Super Spacer TriSeal warm-edge technology for the commercial glazing market, as well as the Eco-Coat Glass protection system and UVEKOL A glass laminating system. Attendees can view product demonstrations and learn how Edgetech products contribute to energy efficiency and LEED certification.

Super Spacer TriSeal is a no-metal, triple-seal spacer technology that is designed to reduce energy consumption by up to 15 percent within curtainwall glazing systems and up to 29 percent across regular glazing systems. Eco-Coat is a temporary coating that is applied to protect glass and frames from common materials found in construction sites, including spattered concrete, paint and welding sparks. UVEKOL A is a pre-formulated liquid system for making laminated glass VOC-free using low-intensity ultraviolet (UV) light for curing.  www.edgetechig.com

Sealing the Deal
Lauren Manufacturing’s building and construction market unit develops high-quality seals for commercial window applications. The company customizes sealing solutions to fit customers’ specific needs through lean manufacturing efficiencies and just-in-time delivery. Value-added operations include integrated assembly configurations, attachment systems and low-friction coatings designed for ease-of-assembly and aesthetic appeal. Customer process integration such as the kiss-cut and adhesive liner tabbing is designed to allow faster production on the customer’s line delivery of products packaged in smaller quantities to increase floor space and decrease inventory costs.  www.lauren.com

Walker Glass is introducing its collection of patterned acid-etched glass and mirror—Walker Textures Nuance. Using a distinctive two-tone finish, the product includes five different patterns. In addition, exclusive or custom designs are available for project-specific requirements. Textures Nuance is available in a range of thicknesses, from 3 to 19 mm, and a variety of tints including blue, green, grey, bronze, black and Starphire ultra-clear glass by PPG. Sample kits are available.  www.walkerglass.com

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