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  • A work in progress
    For a growing number of glazing contractors and material suppliers, blast-hazard mitigation serves as a significant line of business. Yet many remain unfamiliar with the nature of the threats or the ways glass hazards may be mitigated. Their only exposure comes from bid documents that typically present minimum requirements and little information about how the glazing solutions were selected or...
  • Fortress of fear or symbol of liberty?
    Vows to rebuild on the site of the World Trade Center towers were made soon after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Most designs given serious consideration during the subsequent competition featured one or more glass-clad skyscrapers, as did the winning design by Skidmore, Owing and Merrill of New York City, designated Freedom Tower. More recently, however, the design of Freedom Tower has been...
  • Some protection is better than none
    Every year, homeowners around the world spend millions of dollars to fortify their property from an assortment of potential disasters, and storm protection drives demand in hurricane-prone regions. Laminated glass, storm shutters, storm panels and impact-resistant screens number among the approved products for protection, and they meet building codes for new construction. Safety window film...
  • Be knowledgeable to advise administrators
    “I’ve replaced my school district’s broken wired glass for many years. Now, administrators say I need to retrofit all their schools with fire-rated glass that meets impact safety codes. What options can I provide, and what issues should I be aware of?”The 2003 International Building Code forever changed the rules about the use of wired glass in schools. Contract glaziers...
  • …with transparent windows, walls, doors, booths and corridors
    Learning to navigate the myriad standards for security glazing in prisons and other correctional facilities may seem daunting, but for those fabricators and glaziers who overcome the challenges, it can be a lucrative market.For good or bad, the number of incarcerated people in the United States continues to grow, thereby requiring more facilities to house prisoners. With a rising emphasis on...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    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...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    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...