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NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ 2014 Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first day of Glass TEXpo™ 2014. The twelfth Glass TEXpo will bring cutting-edge products, networking opportunities, educational seminars and more in one location Following is an overview of the event schedule: Thursday, April 10 8:30 a.m. – … Continue reading

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AEC Announces New Vice Chairman and Four New Extruder Directors

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) held its annual election of officers and directors at the 65th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference on March 19 in Coral Gables, Fla. Richard A. Merluzzi, CEO of Pennex Aluminum Co. in Wellsville, Pa., was … Continue reading

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Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced yesterday that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe. “This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case … Continue reading

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Interest in Doorless Showers Still Lags Following Recession

Fred Daues blames the recession for stunting what had been a growing demand for doorless glass block showers. Daues, the owner of Masonry & Glass Systems Inc. of St. Louis, says his company was doing anywhere from 10 TO 15 … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Drops Again in March

The Dodge Momentum Index retreated 0.8 percent in March compared to February, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects … Continue reading

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Technoform Glass Insulation Expands Service in Western Canada

Technoform Glass Insulation North America Inc. (TGI NA) is now working with Coniston Products Ltd., based in Delta, British Columbia, to provide service throughout Western Canada. Coniston is a wholesale supplier of glass, mirrors, IG spacer bars and screen components, as well as related … Continue reading

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Tubelite’s Michigan Facility Expands Capacity

Tubelite Inc. increased production capacity, as well as its aluminum extrusion capabilities, at its Reed City, Mich., facility. The company says the changes, including the addition of a third aluminum extrusion press and the application of lean manufacturing principles, allow it … Continue reading

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Northern Building Products Changes Name to Northern Architectural Systems

Northern Building Products adopted the name of its subsidiary, Northern Architectural Systems. The name change occurred concurrently with the merging of the two related companies. “The merger of our operations will make our entire portfolio of windows, doors, curtain[wall] and … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ Welcomes mySA.com as an Exhibitor

mySA.com is set to exhibit at the Glass TEXpo™ 2014 show. The two-day architectural glass event will be held April 10-11 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. San Antonio-based mySA.com will display its Internet marketing services, … Continue reading

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