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  • Glass entrance systems provide both a functional and aesthetic element for non-residential applications. These systems are required to provide durability, design integrity, thermal performance, security and safety. When specifying an exterior commercial glass entrance, several factors must be considered. First, what are the functional and performance requirements of the application? Entrance...
  • Would you be surprised to be asked to provide windows that are impact resistant and can withstand 250 mph design wind speeds for a school in Oklahoma? With the advent of the 2015 International Codes this year, such a request might come up. The 2015 International Building Code will require storm shelters that comply with ICC 500 Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters in schools...
  • Revenue growth and higher wages anticipated
    U.S. manufacturers started 2015 with a positive outlook on the year ahead, with 83 percent expecting revenue growth, up from 64 percent of manufacturers who anticipated growth in 2014, according to results from the ASQ 2015 Manufacturing Outlook Survey. This forecast comes on the heels of a positive 2014, with 75 percent of manufacturers reporting growth in 2014, up from 65 percent in 2013,...
  • Glass industry companies implement innovative hiring strategies to improve workplace environment, combat labor shortage
    Since Glass Magazine started reporting on the glass industry labor shortage in mid-2013, the issue has changed from a concern over finding qualified glaziers to an industry-wide need for good workers. Glass fabricators, metal companies, machine manufacturers and glazing firms report having trouble finding employees to fill positions from machine operators to engineers. But what hasn’t changed is...
  • A closer look at Consolidated Glass Holdings
    If you said Consolidated Glass Holdings was an investment arm of private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners, you’d be right. If you said its leadership team consisted of newcomers to the glass industry, you’d be right. But if you said CGH is a rookie in the glass and metal fabrication world, that’s where you’d be wrong. Behind the financial backing of GMP and the leadership of CEO Paul Cody and...
  • Advanced design, performance and protection combine at Aspen Art Museum
    At first glance, the most prominent design feature of architect Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum is the woven composite screen exterior that drapes over the building. However, a deeper look into the new $45-million, 33,000-square-foot structure reveals extensive glass walls that make the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s complete aesthetic vision and rigorous performance goals possible. Huge...
  • Key to Complexity James Carpenter's Iconic, Yet Simple, Designs Case Studies Key to Complexity The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of increasingly sophisticated building modeling and design tools that have helped to herald in a new era of architecture, one in which creativity seems to feel no bounds. This new era of possibility has greatly affected façades, as designers create building...
  • Lisec CEO discusses how his company has changed its machinery and its mindset to meet global needs
    Exclusive: Glass Magazine interview with LiSEC CEO Othmar Sailer  What are your customers demanding from their machinery? Customers have only one demand: they need proper, good machinery that is also very reliable. If you buy a Lisec machine or line, it will live for 15 or even 20 years. You can rely on stable production, with high availability. [On top of that], we offer a very good...
  • The basics: Thousands of football fans flock to Canton, Ohio, each year to pay homage to the greatest professional football players. Due to increased popularity and new exhibits, the Pro Football Hall of Fame recently expanded from 85,000 to 118,000 square feet and moved its glass-clad main entrance to the center of the museum to minimize the infiltration of outside air to help control the...
  • The basics: Among the many features of the newly opened Holiday Inn Financial District at 99 Washington Street in lower Manhattan are 1,768 high-end thermally efficient windows and louver units. The 492-room hotel, located just three blocks from the 9/11 Memorial site, features a metal panel and glass window façade. At 50-stories tall and very slender, it is the tallest in Holiday Inn's worldwide...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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