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Behind the Façade: How a New Building Resource Could Change the Game

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Much of the current building stock will still be around by the middle this century, and those structures will likely represent a much larger percentage of the 2050 stock than that of new buildings going up from now until then. … Continue reading

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Guardian Industries Corp. Expands its Science and Technology Center

Guardian Industries Corp. has expanded its Science and Technology Center in Carleton, Mich. with a 27,000-square-foot addition that the company claims will accelerate its rate of product design and development. Highlights of the expansion include a full-size vacuum coater, a … Continue reading

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IGMA Attendees Put to Test at Construction Research Laboratory

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“The great thing about testing is, you don’t know what you don’t know.” That’s how Construction Research Laboratory Inc.  director of operations George Dotzler sums up the purpose of his company’s Miami-based facility, which hosted a group tour for the … Continue reading

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U.S. Contract Glazing Rep Says Fairness is the Issue in Chinese Curtainwall Dispute

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One of the people responsible for paving the way for the Court of International Trade (CIT) decision subjecting Chinese curtainwall units to tariffs insists that he has no personal animosity against the communist country. “I don’t view this as a … Continue reading

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U.S. Aluminum Industry Hails Court Ruling on Chinese Curtainwall Units

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The Court of International Trade (CIT) is standing behind its decision that Chinese curtainwall units imported into the U.S. are subject to trade remedy orders. The ruling was issued yesterday in a case brought forth last fall by Yuanda challenging … Continue reading

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A Snake in the Glass

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The beauty of Salt Lake City’s Public Safety Building may sneak up on you. Attribute it to the serpentine glass curtainwall used in the LEED-Platinum designed building’s construction. The brainchild of Salt Lake City-based GSBS Architects, the serpentine glass curtainwall … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Benjamin’s Glazing

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“Glass, china and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.” While the latter two may be true, Benjamin Franklin may consider taking back the first part of that statement if he could see the glazing used in the newly … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases Courses on Curtainwall and Storefront Design and Energy

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released education courses on curtainwall design, aluminum storefronts and entrances, as well as energy and the architectural fenestration industry, as part of its FenestrationMasters® program. This is the sixth group of FenestrationMasters courses released by AAMA. “Because of the complexity of … Continue reading

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Curtainwall and Earthquakes is Hot Topic at GPD

Among a number of technical sessions being held at Glass Performance Days (GPD) in Tampere, Finland, this week, was one today provided by Claire Grenier and Michel Cossavella of Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) in France titled “Curtainwall … Continue reading

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Ohio Lawmakers Call on DOC to Enforce Chinese Curtainwall Ruling

Ohio’s U.S. Senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, issued a joint statement this week calling on the Department of Commerce to protect curtainwall producers in their state from unfair Chinese trading practices. In their letter, both Portman, a Republican, and … Continue reading

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