Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Top 10 things to do when selling to architects
    Sales representatives need to know more than just the ins and outs of their product and service offerings. They need to know their audience and what they want to hear during sales meetings. Through interviews with sales representatives at glazing contractors and industry material suppliers, and discussions directly with architects, we developed a list of the top 10 things sales representatives...
  • Spotlight on your profits
    U.S. economic forecasts have gone from bad to worse, and the phrases “falling dollar,” “possible recession,” “credit crunch” and “rising prices” have entered into the everyday vocabulary of many Americans. It seems as if the much-discussed economic stimulus rebate checks won’t quite provide the necessary boost to turn things around immediately.
  • Exclusive interview
    Officials from C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, a supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, industrial and automotive industries, announced March 25 the purchase of Sommer & Maca Industries, Cicero, Ill.Donald E. Friese, CRL's chairman and CEO, calls the deal a "perfect fit" and says it will help better the industry by providing more products and services through more...
  • Energy efficiency codes present ups and downs for commercial fenestration
    Energy efficiency codes present ups and downs for commercial fenestration.
  • Fitting in with the 'popular crowd' online can improve your search-engine rankings
    The key to understanding online link development is to think of it in terms of a social popularity contest. Think back to high school. You might have had 100 friends, but unless they were in the "popular crowd," neither were you. When it comes to popularity, it's all in who you know, and the same is true when building links on the Internet.First, what is a link? As you browse through...
  • Name three factors that have resulted in significant changes to your industry within the past five years.
    Name three factors that have resulted in significant changes to your industry within the past five years.
  • “The unique item about this project is that every other vertical mullion is butt-glazed. There was a concerted effort on the parts of the architect, general contractor, glazing contractor and YKK AP to decide how to achieve the requested projection of the Thermashade products while maintaining the SSG mullions for a ‘cleaner’ look.” —Oliver Stepe, senior vice...
  • “We’re using very large lites in a high seismic area. … We customized the hardware to accommodate lateral drift, and used higher than normal tempering stress in the glass.” —Jeff Haber, managing partner, W&W Glass The basics: The 12-story 2000 Ave. of the Stars-Century City building in Los Angeles, completed in spring 2006, features two 280-foot long structural...
  • “SageGlass’ tintable window technology adds to the school’s daylighting performance, because it enables teachers to control light intensity and glare in the Science Center without completely shutting out the light the way shades or blinds do.” —Dan Collins, principal of Twin Lakes Elementary School The basics: Architects designed the $19 million Twin Lakes...
  • “We had a partnership with the designer, so complex problems with the integration of elaborate curtain wall were solved. The large zero sight line vent took a lot of engineering. It’s an operable window and when closed, you can’t tell it’s operable. We strived to achieve the zero sight line that the architect wanted, maintaining the sight line of aluminum components....
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