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Is a Formula an Acceptable Substitute in Place of Use Phase Results?

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting, members were shown an example of the formula in use for the energy calculation for a sample window in a mixed climate zone.

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting held in San Francisco, the idea of using a formula in place of use phase results was addressed. Jeff Haberer, director of technical services for Trulite Industries, and a developer of … Continue reading

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NFRC Board Votes on Various Items Today

NFRC CEO Jim Benney.

The board of directors of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) met today at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn., and voted to approve several items from the Certification, Technical and Ratings Committees. The board also received an update on … Continue reading

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Dlubak Corp. Files to Convert Chapter 11 Case to Chapter 7; Dlubak Specialty Glass Continues Under Grey Mountain Ownership

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Dlubak Corp., the Blairsville, Pa.-based supplier of security glass and architectural flat and bent glass laminates that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last August, filed a motion on March 7 to convert the case to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. … Continue reading

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Glass Companies Work to Educate on Using Proper Glass Selections

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With glass technology, building codes, and even the makeup of the architecture field all experiencing significant change during recent years, the need for information and education about low-E glass and solar control options—as well as how those choices interact—is increasing, … Continue reading

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Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

In a recent presentation, Cooper (left) and Herndon (center) determined that volatile fog box testing specifications need to be reevaluated.

In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components … Continue reading

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Consultant and Fabricator Panelists Take on Tough Questions from BEC Attendees

Consultants (from left to right) Stephane Hoffman, John Wheaton and Tony Childress, answered questions during a BEC panel discussion.

When Jon Kimberlain of Dow Corning Corp., welcomed attendees during Monday’s opening address, the chair of the BEC Conference told the crowd that this year’s event was designed to be interactive. And several panel discussions, covering topics such as different … Continue reading

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March Newscast Reviews 2014 BEC Conference

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The Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference concluded yesterday in Las Vegas. In our final event video, we take a look back at some of the key discussion points and also find out which team some … Continue reading

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BEC 2014 Focuses on Innovative Products and Procedures

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The second day of the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference provided a look at new developments and changes that are driving the glazing industry. Today’s video provides a closer look at some of these new … Continue reading

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BEC 2014 Opens in Las Vegas

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The Glass Association of North America’s 2014 Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference began yesterday in Las Vegas. The program opened with the technical committee meeting, which included three timely presentations, as well as a welcome reception last night. Watch the … Continue reading

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BLS Reports Glass Import, Export Prices up for Latest Four-, 12-month Periods

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Import prices for glass and glassware rose 1.4 percent between February 2013 and February 2014, while export prices increased 0.6 percent during that time period, according to the latest release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Import and … Continue reading

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