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  • "It was important for the architect to achieve wide spans for the atrium, but still control heat gain. This was achieved utilizing steel-loaded, free-spanning curtain wall with horizontal and vertical sunshades." -- Marty Trainor, account executive, Trainor Glass Co.The basics:In July, BMW of North America LLC opened the $100 million addition to its Woodcliff Lake, N.J., headquarters....
  • “I would say to date the glazing application of OptiView anti-reflective glass in the Ling Long Tower at the Olympics is definitely the most unique and prestigious use of the glass in the product’s relatively short history. It is fascinating to think that millions of viewers were looking at the Olympic site through our glass, even though it was through a television camera. The key was...
  • “The building faces southwest with ground-to-sky curtain wall–a way of cutting down on energy use by using as much daylighting as possible. Inside spaces have daylight sensors connected to dimming ballasts that dim or turn off lights when they’re not needed. The daylight sensor at each zone adjusts the lighting.”— Steven Gastright, project architect, Ewing ColeThe...
  • “With the tight deadlines set by our clients and a fluid design requirement, we were able to convert designs into installed printed films sometimes within 24 hours.” -- Francisco Serrano, managing director, Vitrafol Ltd.The basics:United Kingdom-based Vitrafol Ltd. fit a variety of high-definition printed films onto pre-installed interior glass in British Airways’ First Class...
  • “Interesting challenges were the layout and tight tolerances the architects wanted to achieve, and getting all of the curved glass pieces to fit at the intersections so they would all fit together.” – Scott Haber, managing partner, W&W Glass LLC The basics: Architects Herzog & de Meuron of Switzerland redesigned the traditional cast iron building at 40 Bond St. in...
  • “Our most challenging work on Azure Tower had to be the taking over of the manufacturing and fabrication of the curtain wall, window wall, and sliding door systems. Our cladding manufacturer could not complete the project, thus Haley-Greer had to take the manufacturing over in order to meet our contractual construction schedule obligations. Haley-Greer is an erector of engineered wall...
  • “The most challenging part of this project was layout and installation of the segmented curtain wall system for the circular clerestory. Since all horizontals including the glass are flat, the metal had to be cut on an angle to create the rounded curtain wall. Also, the curtain wall has two different colors of framing and it steps up in two different areas.” —Ron VanHorn,...
  • In addition to milk jug carpeting, wheat board furniture and recycled blue jean ceilings, the home of WYEP listener-supported radio station in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood uses low-emissivity glass to allow daylighting to fill 90 percent of the interior. The 19,000-square-foot building, completed in September 2006, received a silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’...
  • About six glass installers were required to install each segment of the suspended wall system of the 223,000-square-foot, $69 million Manatee County Judicial Center in Brandenton, Fla., completed at the end of 2007.“We faced a big challenge in that it was an inside set system and a suspended wall,” says John Carroll, field superintendent for West Tampa Glass Co., Tampa. “[The fa...
  • The basics:An office tower at the mixed-use Lincoln Square development in Bellevue, Wash., features high-performance glazing to provide energy savings and thermal efficiency. The entire development includes 500,000 square feet of retail space, a 42-story hotel and condominium tower, a 28-story office tower, restaurants, a health club and spa, and 2,000 square feet of underground parking. ...
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