Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Annual update
    Contract glaziers, fabricators and glass-shop owners need 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, Special Projects Writer...
  • News from the American Institute of Architects convention, June 8-10, Los Angeles
    Green was the hot color of choice at the AIA 2006 National Convention and Design Expo. Design professionals from across the country shared experiences about green design, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program of the U.S. Green Building Council of Washington, D.C., certification and glass failure. Typically, AIA seminars see 250-to-275 attendees each, said Scott Frank, director...
  •  I’m from California and we have used the Uniform Building Code since about 1927. We’re waiting for the International Building Code to become effective in California, and may have to wait until 2008.   In my consulting work outside of California, I have been able to use the 2000 IBC and 2003 IBC in code compliance reviews and lectures. My work includes serving as a...
  • Last November’s move by the Louisiana legislature to establish and enforce a statewide uniform building code creates new marketing opportunities for fenestration companies.The 11 parishes hit hardest by hurricanes Katrina and Rita already are required to meet the wind and flood provisions of the 2003 International Building Code and International Residential Code, and the rest of the state...
  • From chocolate fountains to windows that cool the scorching desert air, glazing contractors of the Sin City plunge into a melting pot of ideas to pursue the next generation of 'spectacular'
    Las Vegas without architecture is like a casino without high-stakes poker: Without the one, the other doesn’t make sense. Sleek high-rises and low-down dives define the city where any dream can become reality if there’s enough cash to be had. From its origins as a stopover on pioneer trails, the city has always been a high-stake wager; it took construction of Hoover Dam to make the...
  • Explosive terrorist attacks during the last 13 years have made counter-terrorism a national priority. Protection goes beyond the high-profile news of detection, interdiction and military action. The mission of protecting civilians from building hazards has officially expanded from fire safety and mitigation of natural disasters to include intentional attack, particularly with explosive devices....
  • It’s here, it’s bigger, and it’s shinier. GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 19-21, will be abuzz with energy as attendees and exhibitors from across the world gather to educate, learn and show their wares in the architectural glass and residential fenestration industries.More than 440 companies were already signed up...
  • During summer, when living is hot and humid and aluminum framing can get too fiery to handle, glaziers must take precautions to protect workers from dehydration and heat stroke. “We’re more conscious of our laborers’ health” during these months, says Robby Sauls, general manager for Harmon Inc. in Lithia Springs, Ga...
  • The basics: 37-story, 1.25-million-square-foot Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center Hotel; $355 million; opened December 2005. The players: Architects, Klipp, Denver, Brennan Beer Gorman Architects, New York City, Harold Massop Associates, Denver; general contractor, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo.; window systems, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis.; contract glazier...
  • Out of 55 people who attended a recent job fair at Craftsman Fabricated Glass Inc. in Houston, managers only found 11 they would consider for hire. Only eight candidates of the 11 passed the drug test; and the remaining candidates all failed background checks, says Bob Lawrence, president...
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