Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Read our GPD blogs here and more GPD news here.Tracy Rogers, technical director of Edgetech IG addressed an oft-overlooked area of the building process—post-construction cleanup—during Glass Performance Days ...
  • Tools for specifying high-performance windows in space-compromised buildings
    ASHRAE Standard 55 defines thermal comfort as “condition of mind that expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment.” Anyone who has sat near a cold window on a winter day recognizes that windows can contribute to thermal discomfort that forces office workers to move away from the windows. In spite of this broad recognition, until recent times there were no straightforward...
  • System allows operator to work intuitively with machine; improve productivity, quality
    The development of high-performance, automated machinery, such as human machine interface computer technology, offers several advantages over conventional machinery. Designed with ease-of-setup and operator comfort in mind, an HMI control panel allows the operator to interact closely with the machine to easily monitor the machine’s functionality at a touch of the screen. The simplicity...
  • RoboTemp, the new flat tempering product family of Glassrobots Oy of Finland, based on more than 20 years experience, has arrived in the market. New types of glass and coatings, the continuing efforts of customers to achieve higher quality and greater productivity coupled with extremely low energy consumption, are opening the way for the modern convection technology developed by Glassrobots Oy....
  • Survey reveals similar trends in auto and architectural glazing
    Few corporations are able to sustain competitiveness without investing in equipment and tools to help them achieve their goals, and glass companies are no different. National Glass Association members participating in the 2006 NGA Competitiveness Survey report that they invested a median 5 percent—average 14.7 percent—in capital equipment and median 2 percent—average 3.7 percent...
  • No longer a myth
    Photos: Skywalk Installation When I first heard about a skywalk being built off a Grand Canyon cliff, I did what most people do today. I Googled it.To my surprise, the search return displayed urban legend references at sites such as all-lies.com, snopes.com and urbanlegends.about.com.Well, the “legend” became a reality in March thanks to $40 million from Las Vegas developer David Jin...
  • Factual, reliable data for purchasers
     In the past, spacer systems weren’t regarded as key determinants of a window unit’s overall thermal and structural performance. That perspective has changed. As energy costs continue to rise, framing systems offer better insulation values, and pricing pressures continue unabated. Manufacturers throughout North America are therefore compelled to offer products with bottom-line...
  • Building creatively within time and budget constraints
    It is often said that time is money. Nowhere is this adage more applicable than on a construction site, where staying within a budget requires up-to-the-minute accuracy from the first architectural sketch to installation of the last stainless steel rotule. Yet, no matter how diligently architects and contractors plan ahead, watch the clock and count their pennies, complications can arise and...
  • More colleges using Schlage Recognition Systems’ biometric handreader controls
    West Virginia University’s Student Recreation Center is using Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ biometric handreader technology, in addition to the card swiping system, to control access to the facility. HandKey readers simplify credential management and ensure that only authorized individuals enter the recreation center. Handreaders automatically take a three-dimensional reading...
  • Glaziers say success depends on industry involvement A panel of building owners said the construction industry needs a major de-fragmenting, requiring improved technology for all players in the process, including glaziers...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...