Volume 40,   Issue 10                          October  2005


GEMS '05 to Feature Fir-rated Glazing Seminar

Need to learn about fire-rated glass and dispel all the confusion surrounding it? Jim Gildea of Vetrotech Saint-Gobain will present the Fire Rated Glazing Seminar at Glass Expo Midwest™ (GEMS) ’05, sponsored by USGlass magazine and taking place November 17-18, 2005 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Glazing companies, architects and specifiers will all benefit from Gildea’s session, scheduled for Thursday, November 17, from 1 - 2 p.m.

The session will help explain the different categories of glass and each of their critical performance specifications. The seminar will introduce an easy and quick way to narrow options and then choose the right type of fire-rated glass with the exact characteristics needed for a job. 

For more information, see the brochure that accompanies this issue.

AEC Announces 2006 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition
The Aluminum Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) has announced plans for the 2006 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The competition’s goal is to promote the understanding and use of extruded aluminum profiles, as well as to highlight innovations and recognize excellence in aluminum extrusion design.

Aluminum extruders, professional designers, engineers and manufacturers of aluminum extruded products, as well as students studying design and engineering, are eligible to enter. Professional entries will be grouped by definition of end product in various categories; students will compete in their own separate category, regardless of the end product.

Winning entries will demonstrate the benefits of aluminum extrusions, and can either be a new product or an improved existing product that is judged according to factors including: ease of fabrication and assembly, cost-effectiveness, innovation, new application capability, customization, close tolerances, improvement of extrusion processes and likelihood of market success.

Entry deadline will be in February 2006.

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