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  • The basics: Glass in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta greets visitors at the entrance and provides them with light-filled interiors once inside. The $130 million museum opened in November 2005. The players: Architect, Renzo Piano, Italy, Lord, Aeck & Sargent Inc., Atlanta; general contractor, Skanska-Russell joint venture, Atlanta; glazing contractor, Harmon Inc., Lithia Springs, Ga.;...
  • Glass companies struggle to keep up with rising costs Part three of four in the e-glass HR series Health care costs have ballooned during the past decade, increasing more than 30 percent in the last three years alone. Glass companies and their employees are both feeling the effects...
  • The basics: Museum Park Tower IV, the 36-story luxury condominium tower in the 30-acre Museum Park development in Chicago, features floor-to-ceiling glass that provides views of the city and Lake Michigan. The players: Architect, Pappageorge/Haymes Ltd., Chicago; developer, construction manager, The Enterprise Cos., Chicago; glazing contractor, Benson Global, Chicago; window system supplier,...
  • Companies struggle to get young workers into retirement plans Part two of three in the e-glass HR series Young workers in the glass industry aren’t opting in to private retirement plans, even with the solvency of Social Security and pensions in question, company executives report...
  • Glass companies rely on incentive programs to motivate employees Part one of three in the e-glass HR series Whether it's annual bonuses or performance-based pay raises, glass company executives say financial incentives improve employee attendance, increase motivation and advance overall job performance...
  • The basics: The $80 million, 15-story, 457,000-square-foot United States Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla., features laminated glass curtain wall façades on all sides, allowing ample natural light while meeting strict security requirements from the General Services Administration. The players: Architect, HLM Design, Orlando, Fla.; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.;...
  • Chicago building codes prevented the owners of the 200 W. Madison office building from extending the lobby area any farther onto the sidewalk.So, owners looked to designers from Powell/Kleinschmidt, also of Chicago, to create an enclosure that would qualify as a public space while serving as an extended lobby for the building, says Bill Arnold, project designer.“In order to expand the lobby...
  • One of Washington, D.C.’s newest condo projects, Adam’s Row, features a large commercial glass façade that floods each unit with natural daylight, marking a growing trend in multifamily residential projects.Commercial glazing is becoming more popular in multifamily projects, as consumers demand more openness and light in their homes, says Al Hedin, senior partner of...
  • The basics: The newly renovated departure area at Italy’s Palermo International Airport features glass-fronted counters and glass partitions in the rear workstations, providing transparency and creating an open environment for passengers. The players:Architect, Umberto Berti and Paolo Monesi, Italy; general contractor, Cutini Group S.r.l., Italy; counter designer, CdP Design Studio,...
  • They run materials up a mast or two and we salute
     Chances are when a glazier tackles a job on a high-rise, medical center, or any size building in between, he relies on a mast climber. These units, which haul personnel and materials to upper floors via a motorized platform that rises up one or two vertical “masts,” are especially helpful when it comes to working on buildings with inclined walls and other unusual features. The...
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