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  • Dorma offers product to meet design needs
    Dorma Architectural Hardware of Reamstown, Pa., offers the EM series of maintenance-free electromagnetic door holders. Composed of a door-mounted catch plate and a floor- or wall-mounted electromagnet, the holders are ideal whenever doors are normally held in the open position, but must close during an alarm condition. They are suitable for schools, universities, hospitals, convention centers and...
  • Tips on fabrication, construction and testing
    Third in a series Glass-and-metal curtain walls can provide an attractive, durable and cost-effective cladding solution, but in many buildings, they are plagued with problems ranging from air and water leakage to falling trim covers. The first two articles in this series—on Page 82 of April Glass Magazine and Page 60 of May—discussed some of the common curtain wall design problems...
  • President, Harmon Inc.
     Education: 2000, Bachelor of Science in business administration, Saint Mary’s University, Winona, Minn.; 2002, Master of Arts in management, Saint Mary’sCareer: 2003-present, president, Harmon Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn.; April 2000-03, vice president of business development, Harmon Inc.; 1999-April 2000, director of marketing, Harmon Ltd., Bloomington, Minn.; 1995-99, regional...
  • Despite all the work to be done in post-Katrina New Orleans, some glaziers say it’s not worth the trouble ...
  • Rebuilding still lags in areas hit by Katrina Twenty months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, New Orleans is still recovering, with many areas seemingly untouched since the storm ...
  • “This was an installation with a lot of firsts. It was the first dome [Novum] has ever done, the first time [Novum] used the system they used and the first time they ever used that glazing detail. That combined with the size of the job and a tight timeline made it a challenge.” Erik Chretien, vice president, R.E. Krug Corp. The basics: May 25, Harrah’s Casino and Resort in...
  • “The roof has a 7-foot overhang. … It’s a terrific solar characteristic, because it cuts almost all of the summer sun out, taking care of a large part of the heat gain you’d get during the year.” —Finn Kappe, project architect The basics: The south-facing glass façade of the 5,500-square-foot Shetty/Floegel residence in Benedict Canyon, Calif.,...
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass at the $79.5 million Museum Park, Tower IV in Chicago offers residents of the luxury condominium tower unobstructed views of Lake Michigan, nearby Grant Park and the adjacent Museum Campus, home to the city's planetarium, aquarium and natural history museum.The 608,000-square-foot, 37-story building is part of the 30-acre Museum Park development in Chicago's South Loop, a...
  • “The project is truly cutting edge in that glass flooring is being utilized in pools. All the edges of the glass had to be polished after tempering and laminating, and all the panels had to match up around the perimeter of each pool.”—Tim Czechowski, president, Artwork in Architectural Glass The basics:Several pools of a private residence on the coast in Fort Lauderdale,...
  • Historic renovation projects often come with countless challenges. The recent makeover of the Tivoli Student Union at the University of Colorado’s Auraria campus proved no different.Warped and rotting windows, leaking roofs and crumbling masonry greeted the project team tasked to transform the former brewery and shopping mall into a student union in 2005. The $20 million, 324,000-square-...
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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...
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