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  • Combine art and technology to create sculptures in architectural glass
    We often are amused and impressed with the technological or hard side of glass, but neglect the artistic or soft side advancements. Combining the functional and artistic can achieve a different dimension for glass.The combination of art and cutting-edge technology brings about contemporary architecture. Architecture today is about the continuum of time. We explore a more structurally advanced and...
  • Necessary steps for stick, unitized installations
    The installation of a curtain wall system begins long before the glazier ever gets to the job site. The general contractor has selected your company to install the wall. The arrangements have been made for the materials to be delivered to the job site and the wall components have been shipped. What follows is a generalization of the procedures involved with erecting a curtain wall system. By no...
  • Director of technical services & product development
     Education: 1974, bachelor's in civil engineering, University of Pittsburgh; 1978, master's in business, University of PittsburghCareer: 2004-present, director of technical services & product development, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; 1974-2004, various positions within PPG's Flat Glass Division, including glass manufacturing, glass fabrication, distribution, commercial construction,...
  •   “The signature component will be a three-story glass curtain wall and atrium that will look out onto the city’s beautiful downtown waterfront”—Sabrina Anico, Mahaffey Theater marketing director The basics: After a one-year hiatus and a $20-million renovation, the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Fla., is back with a light-filled and expanded lobby...
  • “Extending beyond the height of each end of the building, one curtain wall plane offers views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, while the opposing plane reveals the city skyline.”— Patrick Duffy, owner of Advanced Building Products Inc. in Inverness, Ill.  The basics: A glass curtain wall rises in the shape of a ship’s sail on the 45-story, 674,000-square-foot...
  • Part two of twoIndia’s new Energy Conservation Building Code, launched May 27, sets the minimum energy performance standards for design and construction of large commercial buildings ...
  •   “[Tampa Airport officials] were asking for some type of decorative glass signage of their logo and add some uniqueness to an otherwise bland structure—something high tech and interesting. And they wanted to do a structural glass wall.” —Jeff Haber, managing partner, W&W Glass. The basics: The Tampa International Airport added a 30-foot-wide, 40-foot-tall...
  • “We wanted to enliven the east façade with the interlayer. The [design] symbolizes the genetic barcode that’s generated with testing on DNA. ... And the colors provide a play of reds, greens, blues and yellows on the white floors through the building.”— Walter Bettio, architect, architectsAlliance The basics: The $100 million, 12-story Centre for Cellular and...
  • In 2002, the government of Santa Monica, Calif., released its Sustainable City Plan that outlined several green goals for the city. The Civic Center Parking Structure that opened in April helps the city reach those goals, says project architect James Mary O’Connor, principal for Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners in Santa Monica.“It’s a great thing for a city to take...
  • Vivek Shetty and Christina Floegel wanted unobstructed views overlooking the adjacent canyon at their Benedict Canyon, Calif., home. Architects at Kappe Studio in Topanga, Calif., delivered those views with a large south-facing glass façade on the 5,500-square-foot home. “The home opens up with the glass, giving wonderful long views of the canyon,” says Finn Kappe,...
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    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...
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