Flat Glass Showcase
Pilkington Optitherm S1 Plus is the latest in its low-E range offering ultra-low emissivity and achieving a U-value of only 1.0 W/m2K when incorporated in a double glazed insulating glass unit.
Fenestration Forum: December 2013
For the fourth time in four years, the federal government has revised regulations covering mortgages for new homes and condominiums.
For the birds
The true number of birds killed or maimed or left vulnerable to predators by window strikes is difficult to estimate, and approximations veer wildly from the millions to upward of a billion.
CGA Newsletter: December 2013
On October 10 the CGA hosted the Glass Connections Show in Calgary. A good crowd of 82 people registered to hear five very informative guest speakers.
Editorial - December 2013
High power prices are a mixed blessing for the glass industry. This issue contains some ideas to help you find opportunity amid the struggle.
Case study - Rittergut Stormede
Almost 200 square metres of space for conferences and private functions under an arched roof of dimmable glass without any sun blinds – can it work? The proof that it can is provided by the former castle at Störmede (part of the town of Geseke, North Rhine-Westphalia). The turbulent history of the building goes all the way back to the 13th century but until recently only the weathered remains of its thick walls provided any clues to its ancestry. With five years of planning and a construction time of two and a half years, private investor Hartmut Bröggelwirth transformed the roofless ruin into the "Rittergut Störmede" (Störmede Manor), an exclusive location for special events. He retained the historic substance of the building and set it in a new scene: an arched glass roof spans the central conference hall. A maintenance-intensive mechanical shading system was not used: instead he decided on dimmable solar control glass from the German company EControl-Glas. This allows the solar factor and the light transmission to be adapted to the level of solar irradiation at the press of a button.
Tremco signs on as Gold Sponsor for Top Glass
Nov. 21, 2013 - Tremco Canada has become a Gold Sponsor of Canada's newest trade show for the commercial glazing industry, Top Glass. Top Glass takes place May 28 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.
Duties slapped on Chinese curtain wall imports
Nov. 19, 2013 - The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has found that unitized curtain wall modules exported from China "threaten to cause injury" to the Canadian curtain wall manufacturing industry, triggering steep anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese curtain wall entering the country. The decision makes permanent the provisional duties applied by the Canadian Border Service Agency in July.