E-News Archives

May 21, 2014
Going Full Tilt
TODAY’S BLOG: Resiliency and Sustainable Buildings
Five Guardian Glass Projects Win Architectural Design Award
Utah Architect Uses Dome Design to Create Safe School Buildings

May 7, 2014
A Nice Glass of Wine
USGBC Ranks Canada as Top Country for LEED Outside U.S.

January 22, 2014
A Snake in the Glass
NFRC Promotes User-Friendly Building Energy Codes

January 8, 2014
Hitting a Homerun

December 18, 2013
Smooth Like Silk
TODAY’S BLOG: It’s All Up To You

December 4, 2013
A Wise Sage
LEED v4 Launched at 2013 Greenbuild Show
Ohio Senators Propose LEED Ban on State Building Codes
Glass Buildings Kill Birds – Architects Must Act!

October 16, 2013
It’s All About the Benjamin’s Glazing
TODAY’S BLOG: Cathedrals of Glass
TODAY’S BLOG: A New Venture
Hope’s Retrofit Office Project Earns AIA Chicago Award
“Designing Recovery” Competition Award Recipients Selected

October 2, 2013
Neural Response
Onyx Solar Completes PV Skylight for Multinational Novartis

September 18, 2013
Glass-way to Heaven
Commercial Opportunities Abound

September 4, 2013
One Flavor Shy of Dr. Pepper
TODAY’S BLOG: Through the Glass Darkly …

August 21, 2013
Presidential Glazing
TODAY’S BLOG: It’s That Time of Year
SOM’s Keith Boswell Releases Building Enclosure Book

August 7, 2013
Snap, Crackle, Pop
TODAY’S BLOG: What Did You Learn Today?

July 24, 2013
The Way the Cookie Crumbles
TODAY’S BLOG: Chapter One

July 10, 2013
Picture This: Etched Glass Gives one Denver Resident a Special View
TODAY’S BLOG: Sometimes, They Get it Right

June 26, 2013
Watch the June Newscast from the 2013 AIA Show    
TODAY’S BLOG: The NFRC Non-Residential Program

June 12, 2013
A Light From Within: Los Gatos Library
TODAY’S BLOG –  Where Do You Go For Interior Glass?

March 20, 2013
Architects’ Forum 2013 Offers Learning Opportunities    
Architects’ Forum Attendees Gain Glass Knowledge During 2013 Event
TODAY’S BLOG: The Number  
TODAY’S BLOG:  Part 2: Specifying Anodized Finishes    

March 6, 2013
Hoisting the Flag: Chevron Flagship Gas Station Gets New Look
TODAY’S BLOG: Part 1, Anodizing 101    

February 20, 2013
Dynamic Glazing Helping Hearts at Children’s Hospital Colorado

February 6, 2013
Glassy Glebe Road Project Wins Office Building of the Year Award

January 23, 2013
Glazing Offers Protection for Federal Buildings in Puerto Rico

January 9, 2013
Glass Helps Nashville Project Earn Gold

December 11, 2012
Total Transformation
Architects’ Forum 2013 Schedule Offers Learning Opportunities

November 28, 2012
Glass Takes a Bird’s Eye View
-Attend Architects’ Forum 2013 and Get Free Admission to GENE
TODAY’S BLOG: The Benefits of Natural Daylighting

November 14, 2012
Greenbuild 2012 Opens Today
Architects’ Forum 2013 Opens in Less than Four Months

October 31, 2012
glasstec 2012 Takes a Look at New Glazing Technologies and Trends
TODAY’S BLOG: Attention Grabbers
AIA to Aid in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath and Recovery

October 17, 2012
Art Meets Architecture
Guardian Signs on as Gold Sponsor for Architects’ Forum 2013
TODAY’S BLOG:How the IgCC Will Impact Building Design

October 3, 2012
Glazing Products Offer Style and Performance Benefits
TODAY’S BLOG: Designing with Success

September 19, 2012
Glass Companies Feature New Products for Architectural Designs
Shedding Light on Photovoltaics

September 5, 2012
Glazing Takes the Stage in Kimmel Center Renovations
YKK AP Signs on as Platinum Sponsor for Architects’ Forum 2013
A New Way to Communicate Progress

August 22, 2012
Curves Ahead for One of Amsterdam’s Newest Glass Structures
AGG Magazine Announces JEB as First Sponsor for Architects’ Forum 2013
TODAY’S BLOG: LEED Guidelines and Fenestration Design – Part 2

August 8, 2012
glasstec 2012 to Feature Architecturally Focused Programs and Sessions
TODAY’S BLOG: From Olympics to Glass

July 25, 2012
London Architecture Soars to New Heights
TODAY’S BLOG: LEED Guidelines and Fenestration Design

July 11, 2012
Full Circle Green Living
Register Today for Architects’ Forum 2013
TODAY’S BLOG: Bathroom Banter

June 27, 2012
New  Olympics Aquatics Center Makes a Splash in London
TODAY’S BLOG: Controlling Storefront and Curtainwall Water Infiltration
TODAY’S BLOG: glasstec und Me

June 13, 2012
NASA Langley Headquarters Reaches New Heights
TODAY’S BLOG: Seeing Red

May 30, 2012
SUNY Campus Get a Glassy Expansion
TODAY’S BLOG: So Many Choices

May 15, 2012
AIA Convention Opens Tomorrow in Washington,D.C.
D.C. Hot Spots
TODAY’S BLOG: What to Expect in Thermal Performance at AIA 2012

May 2, 2012
Hess Tower Earns Platinum with Help from High-Performance Glazing
TODAY’S BLOG:  Social Agenda

April 18, 2012
Custom Home Steps Up with Stylish Treads
TODAY’S BLOG: Glazing and Energy Codes

April 4, 2012
Forming a Successful Architect-Contract Glazier Relationship
TODAY’S BLOG: Taking Glass for Granted

March 21, 2012
Colors All Around
TODAY’S BLOG: Discussing Thermal Barriers
TODAY’S BLOG: Great Architects

March 7, 2012
The House that Glass Built—Literally
TODAY’S BLOG:  The Channel Glass Blues
GUEST BLOG:  And the Survey Said

February 15, 2012
IBS Offers Something for Architects, Too
Today’s Blog: First-Hand Views
Today’s Blog: Lessons in U-Factors

April 6, 2011

New York Architect Kevin Kennon Designs Sustainable Landmark for Eco-City China
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Chosen to Design PetroVietnam Headquarters
Zeidler Uses Glass Features in Designing Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus
Nadel-Designed Building Earns LEED Core Shell Gold Rating
Ontario Association of Architects Plans Upgrade, Repair of Toronto Head Office

March 16, 2011

New Tribeca Townhouse Benefits from Abundant Natural Light
Glazing Shines on New York Condo Tower
San Jose McEnery Convention Centre Renovation Project to Get Approval
Economist Says Construction Continues to Slowly Show Signs of Improvement
Ennead Architects Recognized with Three AIANY Design Awards for Architectural Excellence

March 2, 2011

Glazing Highlights LEED-Certified Children’s Hospital
New L.A. LIVE Tower Features Façade of Glass Cabling System
Architectural Metal Shines on New Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
U.S. Patent Awarded to LightWild® for Innovative Facade Lighting Applications
Cohen, Pelli Top Out 400,000-Square-Foot Red Building

February 16, 2011

Glass Flooring Takes the Stage for Brooklyn Art Museum Renovation
Glazing Helps New Luxury Rental Rise Above High Line Park
César E. Chávez Memorial Building Modernization to Cut Carbon Footprint in Downtown Denver
Rainscreen Helps Protect Milwaukee Hospital Exterior from the Elements
Model Architecture

February 2, 2011

Air National Guard’s New Readiness Center Building Meets BRAC and LEED Criteria
SJP Properties’ Eleven Times Square Achieves LEED Gold Certification From USGBC
GSA Recognizes the Best in Public Architecture
Glazing and LEED: What to Consider with Energy Modeling

January 19, 2011

L.A. Natural History Museum’s North Campus to Get New Glass Entry
Glazing Details Stand Out on MIT Media Lab
Frank Gehry’s New Building Looks Like Five Scrunched-up Brown Bags
John Hancock Tower to Receive AIA Twenty-Five Year Award
Architecture Billings Index Continues Positive Momentum

January 5, 2011

High-Performance Glazing Featured in New Wing of Adams County Justice Center
Key Glass Awarded Brandon Regional Hospital
The Sky’s the Limit for Tower Developers
SOM San Francisco Receives Five Awards at AIA California Council Award Ceremony
Architecture Billings Index Reaches Highest Score Since 2007
The Best Architecture for 2011

December 15, 2010

Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver On Track for LEED Gold Certification
Architectural Drawings Reveal Apple’s $1.7M Berkeley, Calif., Store
Court Square Annex Attains Memphis’ First Gold-Level LEED Certification
PPG Industries SOLARBAN R100 Glass Approved for Laminated Applications
Shard London Bridge Skyscraper Splinters Opinion

December 1, 2010

Ferrari World Opens New Facility
Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) Names Design Award Winners
Industry Exhibits at Build Boston; Audience Has Great Interest in Industry Products
City Splits Over Rooftop Glass Solarium Planned for Delray Restaurant
Look Up: Historic Hallidie Building Crumbling
One Green Design Fits All

November 17, 2010

Kawneer Products Score on Renovated Michigan Stadium
Crawford Tracey Awarded Glazing Contract for St. Anthony’s
LEED-Certified McCormick Place Hosting Greenbuild Conference
Chicago Fieldhouse Hits a Home Run for Green Design
Architecture Billings Index Drops Almost Two Points from September
National Award for Public Architecture Awarded to Melbourne’s MCEC
Bayer MaterialScience LLC Offers Course for Architects
SOM Unveils Glass-Clad Rolex Tower in Dubai

November 3, 2010
Golden Colored Glass Featured as Part of Hollywood & Vine Metro Plaza
Energy-Efficient Windows Key to University of Wisconsin at Stout’s Hovlid Hall Expansion and Renovation
Playhouse Built by McCarthy Building Companies and CHOC Children’s Features Innovative Glazing; Helps Raise Money for HomeAid Orange County Project
From 2010 and Beyond, AIA Economist Gives Reasons for Optimism
Architecture Billings Index is Positive for First Time in over Two Years
Class-Action Suit Against USGBC Alleges Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising and Anti-Trust in Promoting LEED® Program
Milwaukee Art Museum Celebrates Architecture in 2011
CHINA – Sculpted Buildings

October 20, 2010
Low-E Glass Helps Toledo’s Huntington Center Earn LEED Gold Certification
Grace Bay Club Unveils Ultra Modern Glass-Edge Infinity Pool
Jinso-Pavilion Wins Dutch National Steel Prize 2010
2010 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize Awarded to Bierman Henket Architecten and Wessel De Jonge Architecten
Building New Skins
Green Building Ordinance Released by Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School

October 6, 2010
Vdara’s Reflective, Curved Glass Façade Brings Intense Sunlight to Pool Area
Distinctive Glazing Included in 2010 Olympic Curling Facility Conversion
Award-Winning Architects Use BIM to Wed Nature and Urban Living
Stimulus Base Realignment, Other Federal Programs Drive Total Construction Spending Up in August
McGraw-Hill Construction Study Compares BIM in Western Europe and North America
Critics Say LEED Program Doesn’t Fulfill Promises

September 29. 2010
Pittsburgh Penguins Get LEED Gold Arena
Diller Scofidio + Renfro Use Glass in Design of New Restaurant at Lincoln Center
Pro Portfolio: Steel and Glass in a Covina Family Home
SINGAPORE – The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore Opens
Hot Architecture: Vegas ‘Death Ray’ Singes Tourists
AIA Reports Modest Improvement in Architecture Billings Index
DOE Funding Provides for Free Downloads of IECC
First Annual Green Conference Hosted by New Jersey Chapter of AIA
PPG Publishes Comprehensive Architectural Glass Catalog [Sponsored Link]

September 15, 2010
SOM Celebrates Grand Opening of China World Trade Tower in Beijing
Smith Hall at Rockefeller University Restoration Includes New Window Replacements
High-Performance Windows Used in Historic, Hurricane-Resistant, Green-Designed Library
Allied Health Facility at San Diego Mesa College Awarded LEED Gold Certification
GGA Announces New Associate Principals and Associates

September 1, 2010
Glass Details Featured in New Williams Selyem Winery
New York Office Building Earns Energy Star® Designation
Miami’s 1450 Brickell Earns LEED Gold
NEW ZEALAND – The New Newmarket Railway Station was a Unique Project that Demanded an Innovative Approach
YKK AP Launches Video Contest to Encourage Innovation within the Green Building Industry
Growth in Green Building Use Expected to Drive Use of BIM Tools, Says McGraw-Hill Construction Study
Joseph A. Wilkes Dies; Architect was Early Advocate of Green Building Practices

August 18, 2010
Glass Pool Walls See Increasing Popularity in Australia
New 90 K Street Building Features High-Performance Glass
Construction Begins for Transbay Transit Center
New Sarasota Police Headquarters Designed for Safety and Sustainability
University of Minnesota’s Fairview Riverside Undergoes Window Renovation for Privacy, Security and Aesthetics

TORONTO – Waterfront Arena Approved, Now We Need the Cash
Still Showing Weakness, Architecture Billings Index Increases Slightly
Zurich’s North America Commercial Construction Introduces Liability Coverage for Architects and Engineers

August 4, 2010
7 More London Tower Earns Top International Rating
New $260 Million LEED-Designed Rady Children’s Hospital Acute Care Pavilion Completed in San Diego
NBBJ Releases Imagery of Qingdao’s New Exhibition Center
National Enclosure Company and MERO Structures Announce a Strategic Business Alliance and First Joint Project in the U.S.
Crawford Tracey Corporation Offers New AIA CES Course

July 21, 2010
Veer Tower Unveiled at CityCenter
Random Acts of Architecture
FRANCE – Glass Elements Help Define New Library and Auditorium at Amiens University
Altoon+Porter Architects LLP receives ICSC’s “Best-of-the-Best” Global Design & Development Award
AIA Says Nonresidential Construction Recovery Possible by Latter Part of 2011; Expects Sharp Declines for the Rest of 2010

July 7, 2010
Serero Architects Designs New Cultural Center of Meudon-la-Forêt
David Chipperfield and Paul Cocksedge to Create Installations for the London Design Festival
Department of Energy Finishes Largest Zero-Energy Building in US
Polshek Partnership Announces New Name: Ennead Architects
Teeple Architects and Kasian Architecture receive Prairie Design Award of Excellence
BHMA Offers Free Download of Standard for Hardware Materials and Finishes

June 16, 2010
AIA Convention Comes to a Close

Architecture that Sparkles: The Opening of Sparkling Hill Resort
LITE’s Glass Globe Shines in Louisiana
COTE Award Winning Project Connects the Indoors to the Outside
‘Masterpieces’ on Hold, Waiting for Better Times
Philip Johnson’s Right-Sized Booth House on Market for $2 Million

June 2, 2010
JEB Serves as Glass Supplier for Philadelphia Convention Center Expansion
Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is First Commercial Skyscraper in U.S. to Achieve LEED Platinum
Digital Printing Featured on English Office Building
SageGlass Selected for Chabot College’s Community and Student Services Center
Young Architects Buy Detroit Home for $500, Turn It into Design Lab

May 19, 2010
Lots of Glass and a Lot Less Stuff Make Way for Art and Views
Trinity to Break Ground on Building
New Sick Kids Tower Designed to Make Research More Visible
GANA Sponsors Presentation at NeoCon
Solutia Announces World of Color Awards Program
Architecture Billings Index Reaches Highest Mark in More Than Two Year
Construction Forecast: Then Versus Now and What to Expect in the Future

May 5, 2010
Miami’s 1450 Brickell Set to Weather Any Storm
The Segerstrom Science Center Features Lamberts Channel Glass
Expert Forecasts What to Expect from the Construction Market in Coming Months
Bill Baker of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP: Tall Buildings and the Burj Khalifa
Green monastery is heavenly for Benedictine sisters

April 21, 2010
Designing the Cancer Center of Sacred Heart Hospital
Triangular Skylight Helps RTP Headquarters Earn LEED Certification
Condom Architecture
Modernfold Collaborates with Joel Berman Glass Studios
Presentations Shed Some Light on the Daylighting Design Process
Twitter Facebook LinkedIn

April 7, 2010
Building the ARIA Tower at CityCenter Proved a First for Many Involved
Windows Provide George Washington University’s first LEED-registered Residence Hall with Daylight, Views and Ventilation
JW Marriott Indianapolis Reaches Two Major Milestones
A Glass Act
Japanese Team Wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

March 24, 2010

Architects Gather in Suburban Chicago for Glass Educational Forum
Dallas Opera House Named Best Construction Project of 2009 by AGC
Architect Frank Gehry Says he Likes What he Sees in New Stainless Steel Las Vegas Building
Unilever Headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity Features Sustainable Glazing
Oppenheim Unveils Exoskeletal LEED Campus Center for Miami Dade

March 10, 2010

Georgetown University’s New Business Scholl Building Wins Craftsmanship Awards
AIAS and Kawneer Announce Fourth Annual National Student Design Competition Winners
McCarthy Building Companies Inc. Breaks Ground on Midland Memorial Hospital Expansion and Renovation
The Empire State Building to Undergo a Unique Window Retrofit Approach to Sustainability
Furman University Building was First in the State to Receive Gold Ranking
Lessons in Building Information Modeling Adoption

February 24, 2010

United States Announces Winner of New London Embassy Design Competition
Emporis Selects Chicago’s Aqua Tower as 2009 Skyscraper of the Year
James Dixon Architect PC Wins Top Honors
Design and Construction Complete for Dove Street Office Building
Significant Drop in Architecture Billings Index
Earn AIA Learning Units During Upcoming Educational Forum

February 10, 2010

New Vancouver Convention Center Designed with an Eye Toward Sustainability
Key Construction Completes 204,000 S.F. Silver LEED Project for CIGNA
Work Underway to Construct New Condo Tower in India
Shanghai’s Himalayas Center Design Unveiled
Economist Discusses Non-Residential Construction Business Conditions and When to Expect Improvement
PGC International Announces February Webinar on Ballistics Resistance and Forced Entry Mitigation
New Metal Initiatives Website Features Case Studies and More

January 27, 2010

Silver Glass Curtainwall to Shine on New Trump® Hotel

Wave Effect
Construction Underway on Caspi International’s New Oceanfront Condo Tower
A New Perspective
Glass and Glazing Details Featured in Plans for Museum Extension
Bank of America Tower at 450 B Street Receives TOBY Award
Register Now! Architect’s Educational Forum Seats Going Quickly
The Pro Expo™ Presents a Chance to Earn CECs While Helping Those in Need
Cities Setting Good Examples of Reuse

January 13, 2010

San Pedro Waterfront Tower Designed to Maximize Views
Environment-friendly Design Gains Green Rating for New Research Building
Palo Alto will be Prototype for Revised Apple Store Design
Glass Used Extensively in the Recently Unveiled ‘Burj Khalifa’
Old Sacramento’s the Orleans Renovated to Match Original Architecture
AIA Forecast Shows Another Steep Decline in Nonresidential Construction Activity for 2010
Welcome to the New Decade
Who’s the Tallest Now?

December 16, 2009

Extensive Glass Details Featured in New Marine Mammal Center
Garibaldi Glass Caps Off New Upgrade to Robson Rink in Time for 2010 Olympics
Additions Help Dallas’ New Business Park Receive LEED® Silver Certification
RMJM-Designed Athenaeum Opens at Goucher College
Telus Shores up City Core
Industry Companies Collaborate to Replace Windows in Fallingwater
In Search of Net Zero
72-Passenger-a-Day Airport Gets $7.5M for Terminal

CHINA – Grand Hyatt Shenzhen Opens in Southern China
PARIS – Landmark At The Louvre: The Pyramid Turns 20
PGC International Announces January Webinar on Fire-Rated Glazing
After Some Encouraging Signs, Architecture Billings Index Drops Substantially
Glass of the Future (video)
Size Does Matter
Looking Back
Recession Makes It Way To South Texas

December 2, 2009

Van Andel Institute Phase II Expansion Project Prepares for Grand Opening
Sustainability is Key Design Feature in California Court
Exterior Plans Finalized for Silver Spring Library
Cepezed Designs New Headquarters for Environment Brussels
Contemporary Curtain Wall Architecture
National Building Code Measure Being Considered

November 18, 2009

Abu Dhabi’s Capital Gate Tower Tops Out at 525 Feet
“World’s Greenest Building” Still Slated as Greenest Under LEED-NC v3.0
LEED Pilot Credit Library Presents Opportunities for Fenestration Materials
Universal Window and Door Products Used in Historic Replica Windows
PPG Releases New White Paper to Assist in Specifying ‘Green’ Building Products
Glass Rules our Cities, for Better and Worse
PGC International to Host Webinar on the Uses of Modern Steel Windows

October 21, 2009

AIA 2009 Cote Top Ten Award Winner Features Kawneer Products
San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Earns Two Recognitions
Brookfield Properties’ 1225 Connecticut Ave. in Washington, DC Earns LEED® Platinum Certification
SOM Proposal Submitted
AIA Report Shows Firms Practicing Green Design Nearly Doubled Since ’05

October 7, 2009

Structural Silicone Glazed Guardrails Re-Define the University of Tennessee’s Basketball Arena
Bank of America: Lessons in Glass from the Past
Tiffany Unveils Plans for its New Las Vegas Store
RMJM Designed Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Officially Opens
AIA Encouraged by White House Directive on Green Federal Buildings
SRS Energy Develops AIA-Certified Continuing Education Program

September 16, 2009

New York’s 40 Bond Earns National Design Award
Olive 8 Condominiums and Hyatt at Olive 8 Awarded LEED® Silver Certification
Expedia Tower Gets LEED® Gold Certified
Miami Condo Tower Designed for Impact Certification
Korea’s ‘Worst Building in the History of Mankind’ Reflects on its Status… with New Glass Facade
PGC International Announces September Webinar on Protecting Against Electronic Surveillance
Pella Introduces BIM for Doors and Windows

September 2, 2009

Sustainable and Digital Media Technology Used to Create New Curtainwall Façade in China
Glass Used to Create the Apperance of Water for New Spanish Expo Center
HL23 Almost Ready to Show Off its Big Glass
As Glass Floors and Stairs Increase in Popularity, so Does Design and Safety Awareness
Architecture Billings Index Bounces Back After Substantial Dip

August 19, 2009

A Glass Box Defies the Spanish Sun
MetFab Metals Constructs Curtainwall Mock-Up of 4 WTC
RMJM Designs First Green Development in Turkey’s Financial District
Glass and Glazing Used in Constructing Atlanta’s New Eco Office
Unique Design Earns Award for Manitoba Hydro Place Tower
Texas Adopts BIM for State Design and Construction Projects
PPG Launches Online Glass Specification Tool for Architects

August 5, 2009

Glass Installation Continues on Abu Dhabi’s Spiraling Capital Gate Tower
U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Platinum Certification of New Headquarters
Kalpataru Square Development Receives Platinum LEED Certification
New Study Shows Energy-Efficient Construction is Key to Green Building Growth
AIA Reports a Drop in June’s Architecture Billings Index

July 15, 2009

Glazing Helps Transform the Facade of a Washington, D.C., Building
AIA Announces Top Ten Green Buildings; Four Feature PPG Glass
Mansion in the Making Showcases Architect Rene Gonzalez’s Style
Wisconsin DSF Now Requires the Use of BIM on Certain Projects
Significant Downturn in Nonresidential Construction Activity Projected through 2010

July 1, 2009

Climate Change Legislation Calls for Energy Use Reduction in Commercial Buildings
BEECN Campaigns to Strengthen Building Codes for Energy Use Reductions
Buildings Seeking LEED to Provide Performance Data
AAMA Discusses Green Building Survey Results; Continues R&D for Green Fenestration Certification Program
ABI Shows No Significant Improvement in Business Condition
The Ledge, Chicago’s Newest Attraction, Offers Thrill Seekers a Glassy Experience

June 17, 2009

Glass and Building Designers Gather for GPD
PPG Introduces Three AIA-Approved Continuing Education Courses
Construction Employment Declines in Most Metropolitan Areas Over the Past Year
GANA Webinar by Dow Corning Corporation Now Available Online
PGC International Announces June Webinar on ISC Security Design
Guardian Showcased New Solar Glass Products at Solar Technology Summit in Abu Dhabi
GlasWeld Glass Restoration Team Saves Windows in a California Public High School

June 3, 2009

Glass Helps Create a Blue “Jewel” at Miami’s Fontainebleau
Goettsch Partners Tapped for New Saudi Arabia Hotel
AAMA Forms BIM Task Group
ASTM International to Publish New Laminated Glass Standard Specification
Code Council, ASHRAE Guidelines Aid Energy-Efficient Construction, Help Governments Secure Federal Funds
PPG Corporate Sustainability Report Highlights Green Building Products and Manufacturing

May 20, 2009

Glass Plays a Key Role in Architect Christopher V. Ward’s Award-Winning School Remodel
Miami’s 1450 Brickell Office Tower Installs Nation’s Most Wind-Resistant Glass Curtain Wall
Architecture Billings Index Points to Possible Economic Improvement
Architects are Using Autodesk Inventor in BIM workflows to Achieve an Engineering Level of Detail
PPG Debuts New Web-Based BIM Module for Architects
GANA Announces Free Webinar by Dow Corning Corporation

May 6, 2009

Architects Find New Glass Developments and Much More at AIA Expo 2009
Construction Spending Shows Slight Increase; Economist Still Expects Declining Conditions
ICC to Initiate Green Code Development Project
Oldcastle Glass® takes a Leadership Position in Building Information Modeling
Arch Aluminum & Glass and Konarka Technologies to Develop Semi-Transparent Solar Glass Products

April 22, 2009

Webinar Teaches Architects About Benefits of High-Performance Fenestration
Green with Glass
Architecture Billings Index Shows Early Signs of Improving Business Conditions
Forecasters Share Insights on What to Expect from the Construction Market This Year and Next
Peter Zumthor Becomes the 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate
Three Promotions Announced at Israel Berger & Associates LLC
South Park’s Glass Tower Stirs, Heads to Downtown Meeting Tonight

April 8, 2009

Minnesota Bill Would Allow Federal Funds to be Used Toward Energy-Efficient Windows in Certain Applications
Big Share of GSA Project Funding to Stay in City
Code Council Presents Free 2009 I-Code Overview Webinars
Harmon’s Minneapolis Glass Services’ “Green Team” Endorses BOMA 7-Point Challenge
Once Sacred, Now Their Showcase

March 25, 2009

Day and Night, Glass Helps Illuminate Oakland’s New Cathedral
Changing Skyline: Brick City Accepts Glass
Architecture Billings Index Continues to Point to Difficult Conditions
GPD 2009 to Feature Form Specially Geared for Architects; Reduced Registration Fees Available Before March 31
ABA Construction Industry Forum to Focus on Green Building Challenges
AAMA Announces New Door Course

March 11, 2009

New Green Building Standard Could Help Encourage Low-E Glass in Residential Structure
Structures so Green They Give Back to the Environment
Real Estate Woes Seep into Malls, Office Towers
Moshe Safdie to Present Keynote Address During AIAS Spring Quad Conference
Holzman Moss Architecture Designs Multi-Use Performing Arts Center For Francis Marion University

February 25, 2009

Will the Economic-Recovery Package Save the Construction Industry?
Another Historic Low for Architecture Billings Index
GENE Architectural Seminar Track Includes Discussion on Low-E Glazing
PGC International Announces February Webinar
Glass Buildings: The Energy Challenge
U.S. Taste Police Nix D.C. Glass Library
LONDON – £28bn Shard of Glass to Start its Ascent

February 11, 2009

A Look at How Glass Wall Systems are Making their Way into Mainstream Usage
Edgetech I.G. and Dow Corning Collaborate to Educate Dubai Architects on Structural Silicone and Silicone Foam Spacer
GICC Announces New Energy Webinar for the Industry
Innovative Glass Completes World’s Largest State-of-the-Art SPD-SmartGlass Project at Indiana University

January 14, 2009

Nonresidential Construction to Dip Further
AAMA Releases 503-08: Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems
Bonnell Switches to Acid Etch Anodizing
Architects Head to Latin America to Weather the Economic Storm
House by Eero Saarinen Donated to Art Museum

December 12, 2008

Architects Get Industry Education
Guardian Introduces Five Performance and Appearance Glass Options
Traco Introduces Casement Window Line

November 26, 2008

Earn AIA LUs December 9 in the Chicago Area
Chicago’s Parkview West’s Copper-Colored Cladding Won’t Patina
REI Earns Green with LEED for Retail Prototype Store
Goldray USA Holds Open House
Guardian Meeting the Glass Needs of the Gulf Region of the World
Industry Contributes to High School Design
Guardian Website Supports SunGuard Program
New IG Product Introduced
AAMA Releases Commercial Installation Practice for Windows and Doors
Archi-Trivia: How’s It Leaning?

November 13, 2008

Earn AIA LUs December 9 in the Chicago Area
Trump Tower Las Vegas Goes for the Gold
Competitions Highlight Work of Young Architects
Edgetech I.G. Launches Enhanced Web Site
Arch Debuts Aluminum Website Section
Online Daylighting Design Course Available
Wausau Introduces New Curtainwall
YKK AP Expands Thermashade Line
AAMA Releases Commercial Installation Practice for Doors and Windows
Archi-Trivia: How Bad Are Things?

October 22, 2008

Going Green with Glass in Arkansas
San Francisco Project Soars with Solar Panels
Fire-Rated Glazing Update
New Hardware Offers Versatility
New Architectural Aluminum Finishes Available
Kolbe Offers Architects Window Design Assistance
PGC International Unveils Industry Speaker’s Bureau
Archi-Trivia: Standing Tall in Dusseldorf

October 8, 2008

Earn AIA LUs December 9 in the Chicago Area
Glass Plays Central Role in Boston Airport 9/11 Memorial
LEED Platinum Office Building Opens in Nation’s Capital Area
Green Home Showcases Protected Shower Glass
New Entrant in Northeast Architectural Glass Market
Windows Using Electricity Subject of a Segment on ElectricTV.net
Viracon Expands Viraspan Standard Silk-Screen Pattern Offering
Green Section Added to Wausau Website
Archi-Trivia: Neighbors
GANA Announces New Energy Committee

September 24, 2008

MAD about Glass on Columbus Circle
Glasstec to Feature Cold-Bent Glass Bridge
Arch Aluminum & Glass Improves Solar Mirrors for Renewable Energy Industry
Saflex Introduces New Interlayer Configuration for Essential Facilities
New Double-Action Hinge Offers Modern Design
CRL Introduces Frameless Vertical Post System for Shower and Bath Enclosures
Archi-Trivia: What Is An Interlayer?

September 10, 2008

Up-to-Date in Kansas City
Green and Health-y
Open Skies in Calgary
Is a Glass Shortage Coming?
Viracon Announces New Sample Box Design
Global TV Audience Gained OptiView of the Olympics
PPG Introduces Glass Tints with Second-Surface MSVD low-E Coatings
DuPont Expands SentryGlas Offerings for Hurricane-Resistant Windows and Doors
Kawneer Introduces Unitized Product
Storefront Product Line Introduced
GANA Releases New GIB Manual
Document Addresses Test Method to Determine Chemical Compatibility of Sealants and Flashings
Archi-Trivia: For Your Own Safety

August 27, 2008

Shopping Gets Greener
BEMA Announces 2007-2008 Design Awards Winners
Kawneer Puts the Spotlight on Sustainability
UGC Launches New Corporate Website
Archi-Trivia: The Glass Rolls Off the Line
Offers Exit Hardware for Glass Doors
Grip Available for Glass Panel Railings
GANA Announces New Ball Drop Specification
AAMA Releases Two Documents Addressing Testing of Fenestration Products

August 8, 2008

Sustainability Key in New Nissan Headquarters
Getty Center Earns LEED Silver without Modifying Existing Curtainwall
Building Integrated Photovoltaics Market Poised for Big Growth
Glasstec Program Offers Look into the Future
Structural Glass Hardware Systems Provide Aesthetic Solution
Silicone Sealants Help Global Architectural Projects Reach Unprecedented Heights
Vistamatic Vision Panels Made of 100 Percent Recycled Material
GANA Announces New AIA-Accredited Presentation on Glass Coatings
AAMA Continues to Validate Stringent Testing Protocols for Rating Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance

July 25, 2008

Arquitectonica Reshapes Miami Skyline with Completion of Marquis
First LEED Platinum Structure in Oklahoma
U.S. Green Building Council to Modify LEED Standards
White Paper Focuses on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Glasstec 2008 Shaping Up as a Really Big Show
Archi-Trivia: Until the Late 18th Century, Cast Plate Glass Had Been Made Only in One Country. Which One?
Industry Suppliers Announce New Offerings
Installations Show Capabilities of Silicone Sealants
AAMA Offers New Courses for Architects

July 11, 2008

College Anchors Major Redevelopment Project
Beijing Gets LED Curtainwall
Glasstec 2008 to Focus on Photovoltaics and Solar Thermal Energy
Two Industry Companies Introduce Online Fire-rated Glazing Courses
New Guardian Case Study Demonstrates the Importance of Specifying the Right Glass
Neoporte Introduces Glass Sliding Door
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Offering Bigger Sizes
PPG Web Tool Compares Energy, Environmental Costs of Architectural Glazings
GANA Announces 2008 Edition of the Engineering Standards Manual
Archi-Trivia: When was heat-absorbing glass introduced?

June 26, 2008

Company Celebrates Anniversary with Green Building
Green in Greensburg
AIAS and Kawneer Announce 2008 National Student Design Competition
Guardian Expands ShowerGuard Availability
Arch Adds Solar Division
New Brochure Promotes PPG Architectural Glass
Schott Unveils Moodglass Decorative Product
Silicones Sealants Designed to Protect Buildings During Hurricanes
GANA Releases Glass Informational Bulletin
Archi-Trivia: If you were in Boston for the AIA show last month, did you see the John Hancock building? This glass and metal skyscraper became notorious in the 1980s. Why?

June 12, 2008

CityCenter Expanding Las Vegas Skyline
New Green Building at Yale Makes the Grade
Construct 2008 Held in Las Vegas
Kawneer Signs on as Sponsor of Architecture Festival
Edgetech I.G. Launches Green Campaign
BIM Library Available from Kawneer
Energy Efficient Wall System Introduced
Schott Introduces Products at AIA Show
AAMA Florida Code Extension
Archi-Trivia: What Do You Know about the Sears Tower?

May 22, 2008

At the AIA Show It Was Stamina, Sustainability and Substance
It’s All About Education
Find Out About Fire-Rated Glass
AIA Award-Winning West Virginia Projects Emphasize Green
Viracon Builds Australian Portfolio Over 20 Years
Kawneer’s Updated LEED Planning Tool Designed to Affirm Commitment to Sustainable Building Practices
Florida Legislature Passes Building Code Standards Bill
SAFTI Introduces DVD about Fire-Rated Glass and Safety Issues
CRL Releases Architectural Metals Catalog
Dow Structural Silicone Sealant Designed for Protective Applications
GANA Re-Approves Informational Bulletins
AAMA Updates Document Addressing the Acoustical Rating of Doors, Windows and Glazed Wall Sections
Mike Turner Named YKK AP American Marketing VP

May 8, 2008

SO(HO) Chic
Green Design Goals, Southwest Style
Classy Blues
Kawneer Gears Up for the AIA Show
Solutia, Shwinco Joint Forces to Meet Demand for Hurricane Products
Arch’s Glass Entrances Now Available Nationally with C.R. Laurence Hardware
EFCO Launches New Thermal Sliding Glass Door
Guardian Adds Six New Glass Colors to Its SunGuard Product Line
Pilkington Marketing Thin Vacuum Sealed IG
Glass Association of North America Releases New Information Tool
AAMA Updates Document Addressing Impact and Cycle Testing
Fuhr Joins Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

April 24, 2008

Green in Alaska
Sealing a High Desert Tower
Viracon Puts Its Projects on the Map
Walker Glass, PPG Form Marketing Alliance for Acid-Etched Decorative Glass
Photovoltaic Technology Set to Become Economical for Building Facades
Glass Craft USA Donates Etched Tempered Glass Art
Von Duprin Celebrating a Century of Service
Guardian Introduces High-Performance Float Glass with New Color Option for Architects
Curtainwall Expands Design Flexibility with Back Mullion Profiles
Decorative Glass Agreement Signed
Special-Lite to Market Hurricane-Resistant Door in Coastal States
AAMA Continues Discussions with DOE, Proposes Revisions to ENERGY STAR Program Requirements
Linetec Offers “Introduction to Coatings” Online, On-Demand as an AIA/CES Program
AIA Course Available for Evaluating Exterior Doors

April 10, 2008

Armstrong Earns LEED Platinum with Existing Curtainwall, in Place for 10 years
Architect Deborah Berke’s Distinctive Vision at Home in Downtown New York City
Heated Windows Solve Chill Problem at Durango Restaurant
Carlson Wins Award for Glass Design
Firms Combine for Unitized Curtainwall Joint Venture
AIA Billing Index Falls
Glass Companies Announce Price Hikes
Guardian Offering New Colors
CRL Offers Online Quote Requests for Transaction Windows and Security Hardware
Bendheim Introduces New Colors for Its Color-Coated Glasses
AAMA Introduces New Glass Course
Wausau Names Steve Gille Architectural Services Manager

March 27, 2008

Glass Plays a Role in AIA Winners
First Florida Medical Center Wins LEED Silver
UC Irvine Humanities Building Daylighting Delight
Glazing Consultants International Opens Office in Atlanta
The Glass in Heathrow’s New Terminal 5
Glass Structure Provokes Controversy in London
Glass Experience Exhibition Opens In Chicago
PGC International Spring Meeting Generates Committee Excitement
FMI Releases Construction Outlook: First-Quarter 2008 Report
Hologram Glass Introduced

March 13, 2008

Cowboys’ New Home Features Gleaming Exterior
Glass Prominent in Resort Redesign
Special Glass Applications in the InterContinental in Düsseldorf
Fire-Rated Glazing Labeling Remains Unchanged for Now
Structural Code Committee Votes to Amend Deflection Limits for Aluminum Used in Skylights and Sunrooms
Arch to Add Heat-Soak Capability
IBA Launches New Division
Viracon Earns United Kingdom’s Kitemark Certification for Insulated Glazing
NIBS’ BETEC, Cosponsors Launch Building Enclosure Conferences
GANA Design in Glass Awards 2007 Winners Announced
Hydroslide Frameless Shower Door Kits Introduced
YKK AP Earns Cradle to Cradle Certification for Architectural Product

February 29, 2008

Bringing a “Green” Hospital to Life
DOE Announces Revised List of Elements for Inclusion in New Energy Star Criteria
AAMA Responds to Proposed Energy Star Program Changes
Guardian Launches Campaign for Commercial Glass Program
Guardian Carries Out Planned Float Line Closure
Kawneer Launches 2008 Sustainability Campaign
Arch Website Green Resource
Motto of Glasstec 2008: Glass and Energy
GANA’s Laminating Division to Review ASTM C 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Glass
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Wins AIA 2008 Continuing Education System Award for Excellence
White Paper Compares Benefits of Transparent Low-E Glasses
New Airolite Louvers Certified for Use in Hurricane Zone

January 25, 2008

Nonresidential Construction Activity Expected to Soften in 2008
TGP Opens Canada Office, Hires Canadian Sales Manager
GANA Videos Now Available on DVD
Soaring in Miami
Design Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications
Metal Matters: Why Color Variations Can Occur
CRL Introduces Hand Rails Online Web-Based Design and Quoting Program
EFCO Introduces New Energy Efficient, Impact-Resistant Storefront
Fire-Rated Glass Walls Available with Integrated Blinds


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