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  • The basics: $30 million, 256,000-square-foot Dane County Justice Center, Madison, Wis.; Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The players: Architect, Durrant Architects and Engineers, Minneapolis; general contractor, Miron Construction Co., Neenah, Wis.; glazing contractor, Simmons Building Products Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.;...
  • The basics: Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, a $59 million, 215,000-square-foot museum with a three-story glass atrium that provides views of the state capitol; completed November 2005. The players: Architects, Beck Associate Architects, Oklahoma City, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Inc., St. Louis; general contractor, Manhattan Construction Co., Oklahoma City; glass installer, TEPCO...
  • Click here to complete a survey about the use of coaches in the glass industry Managers should enlist the help of business coaches during two critical times: When a company exudes health and when it struggles along, says John Heinaman, president of Heinaman Contract Glazing in Lake Forest, Calif. ...
  •   The basics: University of California San Francisco Mission Campus nine-story, 250,000-square-foot parking facility, featuring staggered, translucent channel glass units that act as a rain screen and provide natural ventilation; completed fall 2005 with a budget of $23 million. The players: Architect, Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects, San Francisco; construction consultants, Walker...
  • Despite FBI reports of rising robbery rates nationwide, demand for security storefront glazing has remained level for the past several years. Manufacturers instead have been inundated with rising orders for storm- and blast-resistant glazing...
  • Joe Clabbers, president of National Glass and Metal Co. in Horsham, Pa., looks to the glaziers’ and ironworkers’ unions to find quality, trained workers. Andy Gum, president and owner of Thomas Glass Co. in Columbus, Ohio, tries to attract applicants and then trains them in house...
  •   The basics: $74 million, 160,000-square-foot expansion of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, completed spring 2005. The players: Architects, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Inc., Indianapolis; general contractor, F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co., Indianapolis; structural and façade consultant, Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners, New York City; glazing system supplier, Novum Structures,...
  • The major addition to Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, challenged workers who had to add three stories to the five-story structure without disrupting hospital operations, says David Griffin, project manager for DGB Glass Inc. in Fort Worth. The hospital schedule dictated construction schedules, he says.DGB sent weekly construction time lines for approval from hospital...
  • A six-story glass tower and adjoining transparent atrium greet visitors to the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The grand entrance that glows like a lantern in the evening and allows ample natural light in during the day represents quite a change from the mostly brick and windowless buildings that previously welcomed medical students,...
  • Accidents on the job site—from slips, trips and falls, to falling windows—can prove fatal for glaziers, making effective safety programs critical...
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