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  • Above: The Wisconsin Veterans Home of Chippewa Falls, Wis., with 3250i-XLT INvent windows from Wausau Window and Wall Systems Photo by Phil Weston Photos. 4000i-DT Psychiatric Window from Wausau  The Wausau Window and Wall Systems 4000i-DT Series Psychiatric windows help ensure security by resisting up to 2,000 foot-pounds of interior impact. 4000i-DT updates a time-tested...
  • San Francisco HallThe basics: The newly opened 217,000-square-foot Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago showcases innovative, eco-friendly features, including natural light and views from nearly 400 large, high-performance windows. The IES includes the Blessed Virgin Mary Hall, and the newly constructed San Francisco Hall, a 410-bed freshman and sophomore student...
  • The basics: The 470,000-square-foot, 16,500-seat, multi-use Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska's historic Haymarket District, hosts sporting events, concerts, and is home to the University of Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball teams. Designed to fit its historic location and showcase the city’s commitment to sustainable design through a high level of energy efficiency and energy-savings...
  •  The basics: A three-panel glass mural adorning the outside wall of La Fiesta Square, an upscale shopping center in downtown Lafayette, Calif., features pieces of shattered glass, pieced together to create a scene. Using shattered, clear tempered glass catches the light and reflects it to show detail in a way that ceramic mosaic cannot achieve. The scenes are cohesive and pop from a...
  • What is the glass industry’s biggest hurdle in the upcoming year?
    Special edition of G3, featuring the 2014 Glass Magazine People Award winners Ned Witham, field superintendent, Giroux Glass Inc. “I think the economy will get better in the next year and we’ll start bringing in more jobs. The biggest hurdle to that is financing, reinvesting in the economy. Whether it’s building new or remodels, if there’s no growth and no new building, we’re not glazing. The...
  • Amid a push toward large, open spaces in the workplace, more people are working inglass offices or conference rooms than ever before. Roughly 68 percent of U.S. offices have an “open plan” or “open seating” design, with work surfaces separated by low or no walls. The remaining offices and conference rooms are often walled in glass, creating an optimal balance of private and collaborative spaces...
  • Digital and data controls have moved to the forefront of today’s project risk management,both before projects begin and after their completion. It is becoming more common for suppliers and trades to encounter contractual terms that address who, when and how electronic project data and plans are accessed, changed and stored. Addressing these items at the time of contracting is essential to define...
  • Dan Pompeo, independent sales rep, Architectural Glazing Solutions
    Dan with his wife and three childrenSapphire Towers in San DiegoLooking for a second career after working in the masonry industry, Dan Pompeo, owner and sales rep for architectural rep firm Architectural Glazing Solutions, was encouraged by his father-in-law Ken Pymm to join the glazing industry. “He owned a small glass fabrication business called Tech Glass in Escondido, Calif,” says Pompeo. “...
  • Cesar Fienco, senior project manager, Alumiglass LLC
    Cesar with his wife and three daughtersOwensboro Medical Health Center in Owensboro, Ky.Cesar Fienco, senior project manager for Alumiglass LLC, started out as an architect in the construction industry in his native Guayaquil, Ecuador, which led him into the glazing industry early on. “When I came to the United States I thought that I would not return to work in this industry,” he says, “But life...
  • Brian Albanese, vice president, Forno Enterprises Inc.
    Brian with his dad, Mike SpaccafornoThe College of New Rochelle, Center for WellnessBrian Albanese, vice president and production supervisor for Forno Enterprises, started  pushing gasket in a slope-glazed wall of a greenhouse at 13, when his father owned Forno. Albanese’s father has been in the glass industry since 1969. “From [5 years old] I was in and around the glass industry,” says...
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