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  • The products and projects
    Glass Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Glass Magazine Awards: The Products and Projects. 
  • The basics: Currently housing a TD Bank retail location, “The CUBE,” a 2,500-square-foot glass structure at the iconic 1101 Brickell office towers in Miami, was designed to create a pedestrian-oriented space with glass that is more translucent, energy efficient, and enhances the urban landscape. Architects specified dynamic glass to offer glare protection from the intense south Florida sun,...
  • The basics: The recently completed Gores Group Headquarters in Beverly Hills, California, features a stunning bent-glass exterior, composed of four different patterns of glass and a variety of graphic images and patterns applied to the interlayer. The project architects used the shape of the glass as a continuing element throughout the exterior and interior design of the building.  “Whenever...
  • The basics: The 154,000-square-foot Louis and Peaches Owen Hospital in Tyler, Texas, features a curved all-glass façade above the ground floors. The glass creates a vibrant blue tint that offers abundant natural light while greatly diminishing solar heat gain. The entry opens to a light-flooded, double-height lobby.Access to natural daylight and maximizing views from within the building for...
  • Addressing challenges with alignment, end dam reliability and thermal bridging
    Unitized curtain walls have become the preferred method for enclosing buildings, as more building owners, architects and contractors see the benefits of this type of construction. Unitized systems allow buildings to be enclosed quickly, which can help to speed up the construction process leading to earlier occupation. The fabrication process for unitized systems is more consistent than for stick-...
  • U.S. economic expansion to continue in 2015
    Source: Institute for Trend Research, itreconomics.com All major sectors of the U.S. economy are in a growth phase going into 2015, according to the Trend 10 Report from the Institute for Trend Research, itreconomics.com, which looks at the ten major benchmarks of microeconomic activity. “That does not mean that every sector or business has fully recovered from the great recession. It is to say...
  • After years of sluggishness, nonresidential construction poised for more meaningful growth
    The U.S. economy is strong. Total employment levels reached their pre-recession peak in May 2014; manufacturing is experiencing a resurgence, in large part due to the ‘shale gale’; and in November, U.S. consumer sentiment hit a seven-year high. Despite the widespread positive economic indicators, construction has lagged. 2015 could change that. After several years of sluggish growth, U.S....
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small, behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Bethany Stough. A safe and enjoyable workplace environment not...
  • IGMA Winter Conference attendees tour Construction Research Lab in Miami
    During the IGMA Winter Conference, held Feb. 3-6 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, meeting attendees visited and toured Construction Research Laboratory Inc., a glass and building envelope testing facility  in Miami. The facility, the first curtain wall test facility, established in 1955, is large enough to test more than 25 large-scale wall mockups simultaneously. CRL primarily tests for air and...
  • The basics: The former Kellogg Cereal City Museum has been transformed into the Battle Creek Area Math & Science Center, a cutting-edge facility with a commanding, cantilevered glass curtain wall in Battle Creek, Michigan. TowerPinkster Architects took the building’s agrarian aesthetic and redeveloped it into a 64,000-square-foot center that helps educate talented high school students from 16...
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