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Panelite’s ClearShade Used To Illuminate The Parrish Art Museum

Panelite ClearShade skylight glazing was specified by architects Herzog & de Meuron and daylighting engineers ARUP to achieve their goal of providing a naturally daylight environment, similar to that of artists’ studios, for viewing the collection at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. Since most of the galleries’ illuminance comes from skylights, …

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AFC Attends Zak’s World of Facades

AFC Attends Zak’s World of Facades

Last week, AFC’s engineers traveled to New York City for Zak’s World of Facades – the region’s premier conference on façade design and engineering. Now in its 52nd edition globally and its first in NYC, the conference covered the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and showcased some of …

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Robotics Are Coming To North American Flat Glass Facilities

Robotics are entering the North American glass market at a faster rate than ever, driven by improvements in labor savings, quality, and productivity. In fact, Glass on Web reports that 79 percent of top business leaders in the U.S. say they plan to incorporate robotics in their processes by 2020. This topic was a major theme at 2018 …

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Solar Innovations® creates an iconic entryway with pivot doors

The challenge When i5 Design was in the process of renovating the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., they reached out to Solar Innovations® to create an iconic entryway with pivot doors. The entrance was intended to divide the casino and the Ascend Sports Bar & Night Club and give off that “wow” factor and create a …

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Pilkington Planar™ Brings The Central Library In Tulsa, Oklahoma Into The 21st Century

Pilkington Planar™ Brings The Central Library In Tulsa, Oklahoma Into The 21st Century

When the City of Tulsa set out to renovate its 50-year-old Central Library building – one of its best-loved landmarks – it wanted to bring it up to date in every respect, aesthetically, energy-performance-wise and in terms of the visitor experience it offers. The brief was to modernise the building without losing its period character. …

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Skyco Skylights: Natural lighting for a more versatile industrial building

The competitive world of industrial property development is pushing architects and developers to design more versatile properties. The amount of natural lighting in most cases will limit the type of work able to be performed thus limiting the building’s usage. Located in the heart of Moreno Valley, CA is the new 1.4 million square foot …

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How Win-Vent achieved 455% total business growth

How Win-Vent Architectural Windows Achieved 455% Total Business Growth

Located in Fort Scott, Kansas, Win-Vent Architectural Windows is a leading manufacturer of commercial and heavy commercial grade aluminum architectural windows since 1974. Owned by Extrusions, Inc, the company operates out of a 160,000 square foot facility, employs approximately 165 people and values a reputation for producing quality windows at competitive prices with excellent delivery. …

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AAMA Releases Updated Side-Hinged Door Systems Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released an updated document to describe a standard test method and performance criteria for side-hinged door systems in the locked position to resist entry under a specified load and conditions. AAMA 1304-18, the Voluntary Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems, seeks to measure the ability of …

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