Glass Groups Partner in Launch of E-Space System
Glasswerks Inc., Giroux Glass Inc. and Metal Window Corp. are among the
several partner companies launching E-Space Systems (“E” stands for “ecological”),
a prototypical e-building system. The system differs from prefab constructions
in that, rather being assembled in a factory and moved to a building site,
E-Space begins with components that are brought to a site flat packed
and then assembled onsite.
E-Space Systems defines itself as a group of designers, architects, engineers
and manufacturers who share a commitment to make available to a worldwide
market building components that will allow energy-efficient dwellings
to be quickly assembled, and deliver long-term value. The group’s goal
is to design and manufacture building components that are quickly site-assembled,
produce zero construction site waste and at the end of use be easily disassembled
Other strategic allies in the group include Partner Panels, Simpson Strong-Tie,
LITE Steelbeam, Premier SIPs, MagBoard, P2000 Insulation Systems, D.A.
Foster Construction Inc. and Benchmark Builders Showroom.
Guardian’s Diamond Guard Has High Endurance
DiamondGuard High Endurance Glass, from Guardian Industries in Auburn
Hills, Mich., offers scratch resistance, low maintenance and highly transparent
quality for interior design applications.
DiamondGuard glass is permanently fused with the strength of carbon. It
has a low coefficient of friction that permanently protects it from scratching,
smudging and hazing. Made using a patented vacuum deposition process,
the manufacturer says the glass is 10 times more scratch-resistant than
TGP Introduces the Pilkington Profilit™ Texture Module
The latest online tool from Technical Glass Products’ (TGP) in Snoqualmie,
Wash., the Pilkington Profilit™ Texture Module, helps users select the
best channel glass surface texture for a given wall, façade or
partition. The module displays various glass patterns on a dual-glazed
interior partition, demonstrating how the different surface variations
affect light dispersion, visibility and aesthetics.
The Pilkington Profilit Texture Module visualizes how light plays through
the different surface options.
Users can select from one of five texture swatches on the Pilkington Profilit
Texture Module, including recently released Macro, Slim Line and Wave
textures. They can alternate between the texture swatches for quick comparison
of glass patterns or view each individual texture swatch as a single-glazed
application. The page also provides links to view other finish options
While the online tool is intended to help facilitate the design process,
colors and textures may vary.
doors and windows
Bavarian Polymers Offers European Style, Comfort
The Bavaria 9000 Series is a European style commercial door and window
system that manufacturer Bavarian Polymers in Dickinson, Tenn., says offers
exceptional thermal and sound insulation performance. A large variety
of design options can be achieved with a minimum of stock units.
A variety of transoms offer attractive combinations of window styles and
systems in one unit. Galvanized steel reinforcements suit heavy design
wind loads and ensure maximum strengths required for demanding construction.
Kawneer Doors Provide New Solutions for Thermal Requirements
Kawneer Co. Inc., an Alcoa company in Norcross, Ga., has introduced its
AA®250 and AA®425 thermal entrance doors. Thermal breaks in the
door, door frame and threshold isolate the interior metal components from
the exterior metal components. A door rail and stile design with a double
air cavity provide an added layer to the thermal barrier and dual weathering
around the perimeter of the door, in conjunction with a low conductance
polymer door stop that minimizes air infiltration.
Each corner features four Sigma deep penetration and fillet welds plus
mechanical fastening. The immediate door frame jambs and transom bar/door
tout a dual perimeter weatherseal featuring Sealair bulb weathering. Also
featured is a triple-finned, soft pile weather stripping that minimizes
airflow around the edge.
CRL Shower Features Clarvista by PPG
C.R. Laurence Co. in Los Angeles has unveiled a new shower door display
featuring Clarvista™ glass by PPG Industries of Pittsburgh.
The glass is made with a coating that seals the glass surface, enabling
it to resist corrosion caused by heat, humidity, soap and household cleaning
products. Clarvista glass is available with Starphire ultra-clear or conventional
Glass Gets Interactive
The HoloPro™, available from Brookview Technologies in Golden Valley,
Min., is a unique holographic, transparent glass projection screen. Viewers
can see the projected image, but also can see through the HoloPro. Images
are visible from one side only; from the other side, the screens are transparent.
The company also is offering ViP Interactive foils; screens, the lightweight
foil can be applied directly to a lite and used with rear projection screens
or LCD monitors to create interactive digital displays.
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