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  •  I will guess that the connotation of the word “forensics” in the title causes you to have an immediate negative reaction. But I implore you to read on because we at Architectural Testing Inc. of York, Pa., intend to help manufacturers and contract glaziers start the pendulum swinging the other way with regard to wall-leakage problems. Let’s start by establishing a general...
  • Artists have long decorated the surface of annealed glass with thin pieces of colored substrate and used heat to fuse them to the surface. The thermal tempering of such fused glass panes has been of great interest to users of this material—particularly glass artists—and has been extremely difficult to achieve.The challengeResearchers at Schott AG in Germany conducted tests with...
  • Glass provides many benefits in solar energy performance as well as aesthetics. To that end, numerous combinations of substrate colors, coating types, glass thicknesses, heat treatments, spandrel colors, silk-screen patterns, interlayers and air spacers are available in the marketplace today from a wide range of suppliers. This complexity could pose a challenge when its time to order glass for a...
  • Even the magnificent natural beauty of Hawaii can benefit from man-made innovation. The area between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki in Hawaii gets a much-needed face-lift, thanks in part to a new mixed use development currently under construction. The design team at ELS Architecture and Urban Design in Berkeley, Calif., was hired by developer General Growth Properties of Chicago to create a mixed...
  • Early in the 20th century, the major glass manufacturing companies located in Toledo bestowed the moniker, “the City of Glass” on their hometown.Edward Drummond Libbey, president of the Libbey Glass Co., founded the Toledo Museum of Art in 1901. One hundred years later, the museum’s design selection committee traveled the world looking for an architect who could create a home...
  • Advance the future of sustainable construction materials such as glass and aluminum
    The 20th century has been among the most significant 100 years in human history. Our world has been remade—several times—and architecture has been a key part of this evolution. This is a shared history among manufacturers of glass, paint, hardware, windows, doors and curtain walls, as well as architects and contractors. But we have more than just a shared history. We also have a...
  •  The combination of technology and the daily work inside the glass industry has created a brotherhood. With these two tools you can create anything planned. I have been working with Mammen Glass in Irving, Texas, for six years. This is my first job in the glass industry and I have learned everything I know here. My typical day begins around 6 a.m. After a quick breakfast of coffee and...
  • Doors, windows dominate building and construction category
    Aluminum extrusion shipments in the United States and Canada continued to rise in 2005, totaling an estimated 4.42 billion pounds, according to an annual set of numbers released jointly in June by the Aluminum Extruders Council in Wauconda, Ill., and the Aluminum Association Inc. in Arlington, Va. This is a 5.7 percent increase over the previous year’s 4.18 billion pounds. Building and...
  • From energy conservation to interior glass applications and plant management, these first annual awards highlight innovation
    Manufacturers, fabricators, contract glaziers and glass-shop owners have few opportunities to show off their best work. These awards reveal an unprecedented wealth of inspired thinking and doing in areas ranging from energy conservation to interior glass applications. Selected by a panel of 51 judges representing all segments of the industry, the awards recognize significant innovations and...
  • Structures on property lines or adjacent to existing buildings may require fire-rated glazing
    When the architects at Herman & Coliver: Architecture, San Francisco, began designing the addition of the east wing for the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco, they had a clear vision, figuratively and literally. Integral to the design was a spacious glazed lobby that made a good fit with its historically significant surroundings, yet was clearly contemporary, signifying a place...
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