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  • Caltrans District 7 headquarters in Los Angeles a striking addition to the bustling boulevards of downtown. The building is an architectural testament to the state transportation agency that made metropolitan L.A. the eminent car-crazed city.
  • By Ann Lallande
    In some municipalities around the country, it can be a challenge for sunroom and patio-enclosure manufacturers to obtain building permits for their products.
  • A starting point
    Contract glaziers, fabricators and glass-shop owners prefer comprehensive business software that keeps track of current and potential orders and manages resources on the back end. Most make do with a custom solution, or a series of programs that serves various purposes. Many readers call and ask for suggestions on where to get business and production software. To that end, Editorial Assistant...
  • There is good reason for architects’ recent emphasis on daylighting. Three different studies by the Heschong Mahone Group Inc., a research house in Fair Oaks, Calif., show that natural daylight can increase learning productivity of students, translating in the working world to higher sales in retail stores and improved employee productivity in office buildings. A major part of daylighting...
  • Some days, this dock could well serve as an archive of the largest and finest samples of architectural glass from around the world: Towering stacks, some weighing 25 tons, contain thick yet transparent lites from national manufacturers, plus rare finds from Europe and Asia. They sit on A-frames and wait to be hauled toward the cutting tables, the tempering furnaces and the silk-screen line. J.E....
  • Visit these sparkling sites
    For years, Arthur Berkowitz, president of J.E. Berkowitz L.P. in Westville, N.J., has wanted to take clients and suppliers on a tour of commercial and public buildings with innovative glass features in the Philadelphia area. He wanted to host the tour for the company’s 85th anniversary celebration this fall, but party planners voted him down because of time constraints and other probable...
  • Legal pitfalls for contract glaziers
    Many contractors and subcontractors examine their contracts carefully for time of performance and payment provisions but overlook other serious financial risks such as  payment clauses.
  • Tempering requires that the glass gets heated to about 630 degrees Centigrade, or about 1,165 Fahrenheit. It is important to have all areas of the glass at the same temperature as it enters the tempering quench. It also is important to minimize the glass temperature gradients during the time the glass is heating.From the time the glass enters the oven,  keep it riding flat on the ceramic...
  • Utilitarian hardware plays many roles
    Standoffs combine glass and metal to connect panels, display merchandise and mount signs or art to a wall; or to build displays, furniture and countertops.
  • Sale and installation of light shelves and sun-control products can be a valuable niche
    Sale and installation of light shelves and sun-control products can be a valuable niche.
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