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  • The 2014 Glass Magazine Awards will include the following people-centric categories: Best Project Manager, Best Production Supervisor, Best Salesperson and Best Installer. Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2014.
  • Photos by Anice HoachlanderThe basics: New York University’s Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center in Washington, D.C., is the school’s most recent addition to its global network of teaching and research centers. Hickok Cole Architects specified unitized curtain wall for the all-glass building façade, enhanced with an eye-catching vertical glass fin system. The vertical glass fin...
  • The basics: By considering its impact on the environment and human performance, architects of the new San Francisco Public Utilities Commission headquarters held sustainability and the federal employees who would occupy the building as key considerations during the entire design process. SFPUC, or 525 Golden Gate, features a sophisticated glass and concrete building envelope that is expected to...
  • The basics: The Kamakura Shirts store at 400 Madison Avenue in New York City sports an aluminum façade replicating a traditional raised-panel wood storefront with large, inviting windows. The facade offers a visual of the client's brand, with an appearance of quality and sophistication, as well as clear views of the inviting interior.The players: Architect, Kaneko Architects; general contractor,...
  • The basics: Sustainability was top of mind for architects of the new ambulatory care clinic at the University of Iowa Health Care facility in Coralville. The clinic addition matches the eco-friendly design of the overall medical campus, utilizing custom vertical sunshades and low-emissivity glass that offers light and comfort to occupants, without a dark exterior tint.The players: Architect,...
  • What Changes Do You Expect for the Industry in 2014?
    CommercialChip Olson, national sales, Quattrolifts "More and more of the companies I visit are talking about ways they can become more efficient. These companies feel strongly that becoming more productive with the personnel they have will play a key role in helping them succeed in 2014. Many companies over the last few years have reduced their office staff and field personnel to survive the...
  • Courtesy of the American Architectural Manufacturers AssociationThe International Codes published by the International Code Council is the most widely used set of model codes in the history of U.S. construction codes. In addition to their widespread use throughout the 50 U.S. states, numerous federal agencies—including the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Defense—have adopted them...
  • The global float glass industry at the start of 2014 is one much changed from 10 years ago. During the worldwide recession and its aftermath, production capacity plummeted as manufacturers shuttered glass plants and idled float lines. The industry consolidated, and investments in areas like solar glass led to deep losses. However, while mature markets suffered, emerging markets began to...
  • Top Glass Fabricators based on annual sales volume
    Top Glass & Metal FabricatorsAmong the top glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain-wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Glass Fabricators. For information on these...
  • Top Glass Fabricators’ new offerings suit a variety of applications
    Top Glass Fabricators’ new product offerings suit a variety of applications.
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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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    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
  • Read about the winners
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...