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  • In the winner’s circle Second year of awards brings more innovation to the forefront Corporate headquarters, an historic arts-style building, a clinic, a medical institute and a national landmark are just a few places that display winners in Glass Magazine’s second Crystal Achievement Awards. Doors, bath enclosures, plant equipment,...
  • As the Chinese glass industry prepares for take-off, questions about quality, ethics and environment abound
    Three little words, “made in China,” have changed the shape of the U.S. consumer industry forever. The United States imported 40 percent of its consumer goods from China this past year, according to an article in Time magazine, June 28. The volume of consumer goods from China has nearly tripled since 1997, and the U.S. government has little leverage to impose new restrictions on...
  • What to do when not at the show
     If you were hoping to catch a sporting event while in Atlanta for GlassBuild, the schedule did not work in your favor.If you arrive early, the Braves are home Sept. 8-9 against the Washington Nationals. The Falcons are on the road the first two Sundays of the NFL season. Even if you can’t catch a ballgame, the attractions listed below are open for visitors.Atlantic StationThis...
  • Dolphins renovate; Cowboys, Colts build new facilities
     September. It marks the end of summer: school is back in session; the weather begins to cool. And loud, face-painted, jersey-wearing, cooler-carrying football fans flock to stadiums across the country.As new gridiron venues have been built or existing structures have been renovated, more glass has made its way into the conception and design. And I don’t just mean the glass that keeps...
  •    The basics: The 120,000-square-foot, eight-story building for American International Group in Bermuda required designers to match a new curtain wall system to a 25-year-old interior glazed system. The players: Architect, OBM International Ltd., Bermuda; contract glazier, Island Glass Co., Bermuda; glass fabricator for the ground floor and penthouse, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; glass...
  •   The basics: Designers of the Alutiiq Center in Anchorage transferred images of four ancient petroglyphs from their original stone carvings to a projecting glass wall at the entrance. The building, part of the Afognak Native Corp., opened in August 2006. The players: Architect, Koonce Pheffer Bettis Inc., Anchorage; contract glazier, Alaska Glazing Inc., Anchorage; developer, Venture...
  • “When one walks into the lobby, the glass creates an effect that is almost like a piece of art in the lobby. It complements the clean, modern look of the lobby, and the mirror effect creates warmth.”— Tim Czechowski, president, Jockimo Inc. The basics:An 8-foot-tall decorative glass wall spans 40 feet in the lobby of the Kelly Capital investment firm’s headquarters...
  • Large structural glass wall systems present an engineering challenge on any project. Add in the strict seismic building codes of California, and many engineers would consider the wall systems near impossible, at least at a reasonable cost. The two 280-foot long structural glass wall systems in the 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City building in Los Angeles will change that...
  • In February 2006, Heifer International opened its glass-clad headquarters building in Little Rock, Ark. The five-story, 94,000-square-foot building was named one of the top 10 green projects by the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., in large part because of its passive energy savings.The building’s orientation, on an east-west axis, and high-performing transparent facades...
  • Daylighting with hermetically sealed computer- controlled louvers between lites
     It’s the middle of June in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the intense desert sun spurs the mercury’s climb to the 108-degree mark and beyond.  Roger Watson, vice president of sales and marketing for Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover NA, peers out one of two windows in the fluorescent-lit building he’s occupied since moving to Scottsdale three months ago....
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