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NanaWall announces new slim, thermally efficient folding glass wall system

“The SL84 is the culmination of more than three decades of innovation which have led to the creation of a product of unsurpassed quality and aesthetic standards,” said Ebrahim Nana, founder and CEO of NanaWall. “The SL84 is poised to set the new standard in the folding glass wall market. This next generation system will join our line of market leading products, and will offer unparalleled flexibility for architects, designers and builders.”

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Margulies Perruzzi designs award-winning patient experience for Home Base Veteran and Family Care Center

Completed in 2018, Margulies Perruzzi-designed Home Base’s new 26,422 SF facility in Charlestown, Mass. doubles the organization’s program capacity and delivers a broad range of key innovations to its facility design, providing the space and resources needed to significantly enhance the mental healthcare and support services provided to U.S. service members, veterans, and their families dealing with “invisible wounds.” The new facility also combines wellness, nutrition and fitness into a first-of-its-kind brain health center.

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Announcing the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially combined into one organization with the new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). After a July 2019 vote by both bodies to unify, the two organizations have come together as of Jan. 1, 2020.

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Vitro Glass to supply bird-safe glass to new National Aviary attraction

Known formally as “The Garden Room at the National Aviary,” the new venue will offer sweeping views of Allegheny Commons Park and an historic rose garden, while providing flexible wedding, corporate and classroom space. Solarban® 72 Acuity® solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) and low-iron glass by Vitro Glass will be installed in insulating glass units (IGUs) on all four sides of the structure. The IGUs will be fabricated with Walker Glass’ AviProtek® E acid-etched bird-safe glass (Pattern 213) on the first (outdoor-facing) surface.

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Global Security Glazing introduces ACCESSGARD security glazing

Security Glazing (Global), a Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) company, launched ACCESSGARD™ security glazing. “At ground level, most buildings are using a lot of glass for offices, entranceways, and doors,” said Ben Baum, vice president of security sales at CGH. “Unfortunately, glass also is seen as a weakness in terms of building security, as it’s often targeted as an access point in forced-entry scenarios. Global developed ACCESSGARD security glazing to delay entry or prevent it altogether. It’s an affordable product in commercial office buildings, public and government buildings, sports complexes, houses of worship, and manufacturing facilities.”

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AAMA Education: Updated courses and platform now available for FenestrationMasters Version 2.0

The FenestrationMasters program provides training content based on consensus based AAMA standards. Version 2.0 includes updated document references, incorporating new information from any documents that have been updated and/or published since the program launched, such as the latest version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS-17) and AAMA PSSG-19, “Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing.”

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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