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  • The industry's new fight promotes glass with added value, in larger sizes, across more applications
    Deloitte Tower in Montreal features high-tech, high-performance building systems that are designed to reduce energy consumption by 30 to 40 percent, compared to a conventional office tower. The project features more than 250,000 square feet of value-added, high-performance exterior glass from glass manufacturer Guardian Glass. Low-emissivity, high-performance SunGuard AG 50 encloses the office...
  • Bigger glass, fewer workers, higher expectations demand new tools for glaziers
    Glaziers from Architectural Glass and Aluminum use the WPI-EXT from Ergo Robotic Solutions to install glass at a corporate headquarter building. Business is booming for contract glaziers. The construction industry is strong, marking robust growth in most segments throughout 2016. And architects are demanding more glass, including heavier, larger and more custom pieces. The increase in jobs...
  • TOTAL REGISTRANTS: 8,726 The glass industry dates back centuries, with many companies touting generations of history. However, the industry on display at the 2016 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo had its sights firmly set on the future. Taking center stage in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21, was an industry that is ambitious, innovative and optimistic; one that is expanding, investing...
  • Creativity and fabrication precision combine for interior art glass feature wall
    “Imprints” features an interlayer of photos and city plans from Philadelphia, encapsulated into 17 glass panels. Photography by Shuli Sadé/ Sadé Studio. The 28th floor reception area of the new headquarters for the Cozen O’Connor law firm at One Liberty Place in Philadelphia features a 65-feet long art glass wall, designed to serve as both an inviting and intriguing introduction to the office,...
  • Demands for thermal performance and sustainability drive wood curtain wall market
    The J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, a LEED Platinum, zero-energy project, is one of the most prominent timber curtain wall installations in North America. Photo courtesy of the J. Craig Venter Institute. Atop the foothills overlooking La Jolla, California, and the Pacific Ocean, sits the J. Craig Venter Institute, a 45,000-square-foot LEED Platinum, zero-energy building that...
  • Glasstec 2016 to highlight innovations that will bring the global glass industry into the next era
    Following the theme “Future – Glass – Performance,” the 2016 glass technology live event will offer exhibits, innovative products and pioneering glass solutions for the coming three to five years. Pictured is the 2014 glass technology live pavilion. Photo by Messe Düsseldorf. Despite years of slower growth in Europe and continued economic uncertainty, glasstec 2016 is looking toward growth and...
  • Global Glass Solutions’ director of sales discusses the opportunities of a global glass market
    Glass Magazine interviewed Matt Hale, the director of sales for Global Glass Solutions LLC, about trends in the North American glass industry, the state of domestic glass supply and the increase of access to global glass supply. Global Glass Solutions was formed in 2013 by Eric Channel to make importing glass simple and cost effective for truckload buyers of glass products. The company has also...
  • Glass Magazine Award winners create, handle and use glass in bold new ways
    Players from all parts of the glass and glazing industry are pushing glass—its fabrication, handling and application—to new standards and into new arenas. For the 11th consecutive year, the Glass Magazine Awards continue to recognize the most innovative glass projects and products. This year, the Glass Magazine Award winners have reimagined what glass, and the industry that relies on it, can do...
  • Three distinct images that capture the essence of the industry and show what's possible with glass
    The Glass Magazine Reader Photo Contest is intended to recognize images that celebrate what’s possible with glass and glazing; to demonstrate the complexity and aesthetic value of industry products and processes; and to provide a glimpse into the everyday experiences of workers in the glass and glazing community. In the inaugural year of the contest, submitters delivered all this and more. The...
  • Window replacement adds improved performance to historical aesthetic at Sarasota Museum of Art
    BeforeThe existing wood windows on the Sarasota Museum of Art were already replacements for the originals. Key Glass pulled out and dissected the existing systems to find the most similar aluminum window system that would meet codes. After The replacement windows are thermally broken, with insulating, laminated low-E glass, and meet Florida Product Approval for high velocity hurricane zones....
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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...