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Walters named Strategic Account Manager at Vitro Glass

Walters named Strategic Account Manager at Vitro Glass

Posted: March 5, 2021 | Tradewinds

Vitro Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Randyl Walters has been appointed strategic account manager for the Northeast region. In this new role, Walters will provide sales and service support to window manufacturers and specialty glass fabricators to meet the needs of their building projects. Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Walters will be responsible for servicing customers in eastern Pennsylvania, New York and all of New England.

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Perforated metal creates artistic pop for high-end parking garage

Perforated metal creates artistic pop for high-end parking garage

Posted: February 26, 2021 | Tradewinds

Parking decks are perpetual challenges for high-rise designers, particularly when the property at hand is a premier condominium tower in a swanky part of town. No one really wants to look at bare, concrete structures, but walling them off simply isn’t an option, given the need for ventilation. The architects behind The Charles Condominiums in Atlanta’s high-class Buckhead neighborhood created a unique screen for the building’s multi-floor parking area using perforated metal panels and creatively positioned lights. In the process, they turned an otherwise unattractive garage into a visual boon for building residents and their nearby neighbors.

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Multifamily Construction Sentiment Declines in Fourth Quarter

Multifamily Construction Sentiment Declines in Fourth Quarter

Posted: February 26, 2021 | Tradewinds

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing declined in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two separate indices. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) fell five points to 43 compared to the previous quarter. Meanwhile, the Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI) decreased two points to 42, with smaller numbers indicating fewer vacancies.

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Solarban® 70 Atlantica® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass is among the advanced products that helped the Environmental Nature Center and Preschool (ENC) in Newport Beach, California, earn a coveted s

Solarban® 70 Atlantica® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass is among the advanced products that helped the Environmental Nature Center and Preschool (ENC) in Newport Beach, California, earn a coveted s

Posted: February 26, 2021 | Tradewinds

The LEED® Platinum Net Zero building, designed by LPA, Inc., Irvine, California, and currently pursuing Living Building Challenge (LBC) petal certification, incorporates operable and clerestory windows fabricated with Solarban® 70 Atlantica® glass to help meet stringent daylighting, energy and occupant comfort requirements.

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Architectural billings continue to contract in 2021

Architectural billings continue to contract in 2021

Posted: February 26, 2021 | Tradewinds

A slight improvement in business conditions has led to fewer architecture firms reporting declining billings, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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