Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Nonresidential market looks up
    The residential market The residential new housing market showed a decline in 2006 for the first time since 2001. Although this decline has been forecasted for the past several years, it was more severe than expected. Most forecasters expected a decline in single-family housing in the mid- to upper-single digits, but at the current rate a decline of about 14 percent from 1.71 million homes to 1....
  • The construction industry faces a serious labor shortage requiring 1 million new workers in the next six years and 2.4 million by 2014, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many glass company managers said they look to a growing contingent of immigrant workers to combat the scarcity...
  • “It’s a very transparent, democratic and liberal space highly integrated with the environment.” — Eran Chen, design principal, Perkins Eastman The basics: Glass was used extensively throughout the 200,000-square-foot Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield, Conn., to enhance natural lighting and connect the complex to the outside world. $38 million, completed September...
  • New drivers for Maverick Transportation in Little Rock, Ark., spend two weeks in intensive training before they even step behind a truck and head out on the road. The reason—safety, says Dean Newell, Maverick’s vice president of safety and training...
  • The 2000 U.S. Census found immigrant workers constituted 12.4 percent of the nation’s workforce. New immigrant workers increased by 4.134 million during the next five years, accounting for 86 percent of the total increase in employment, according to a study from Northeastern University released in August...
  •   The basics: Glass walled fire pit waterfall in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, completed June 2006, cost undisclosed. The players: Glass manufacturer, Artwork in Architectural Glass, Good Hope, Ga., and Newport Beach, Calif., locations; contract glazier, Central Pacific Glass, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; glass engineer, Stutzki Engineering, Milwaukee, Wis.; hardware supplier, TriPyramid Structures Inc.,...
  • The new Ballard Library of the Seattle Public Library system pays homage to the neighborhood’s Scandinavian and maritime roots. The daringly sleek structure with soaring roof and 7,000-square-foot glass curtain wall also has won kudos for being on the vanguard of environmentally friendly construction. The 18,400-square-foot building, which opened in May 2005 and cost $10.9 million, was...
  • Manhattan’s Eastern skyline has a striking new resident, the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center on the New York University School of Medicine campus. The 235,000-square-foot, 16-story biomedical laboratory facility, built to support research involving cancer, cardiovascular biology, neuroscience and infectious diseases, was completed in May 2006. The first major addition to the campus of...
  • “The building is an icon for the Arnold Palmer Hospital campus as well as the skyline of Orlando.”—Andrew Flanigan, design manager, Jonathan Bailey AssociatesWinnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, Fla.The basics: New construction of a 273-bed, 400,000-square-foot hospital focused on women’s and children’s services, including a 112-bed neonatal...
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