Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Insulating glass manufacturers strive for accuracy, repeatability and consistency in seal dispensing. Selecting the proper sealant is critically important; how to accurately dispense the material to maximize performance and minimize waste is just as important. Equipment suppliers offer a variety of pumping systems for insulating glass manufacturing, including piston pumps and spur gear pumps....
  •  Many solutions prevent unauthorized entry while providing life safety. The most common and effective method is the panic device. Since patented in 1908, the panic bar has been securing doors while providing a safe and quick emergency exit.Property managers, store owners and security personnel face security issues and common nuisances, such as accidental exit, pranks and other abuses....
  • Managing director, Fenzi Group, Italy
     Education: 1995, Degree in Economic Sciences, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, MilanCareer:  early 2007-present, CEO, Fenzi Group, Italy; 1994, started working at FenziPersonal: Born in Milan; age 37; married, three children  Diversions: Golf, skiing, skeleton, motorboats Connections: Fenzi S.p.A., Via Trieste 13-15, 20067 Tribiano (Milan) Italy, ale@fenzigroup.com,...
  •  I recently gave a presentation to some 140 glazing executives at the GlassBuild America Show [Sept. 10 in Atlanta] on the Component Modeling Program being developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council.  It is my hope that this program will assist the commercial fenestration industry in preparing their businesses for a future for which I fear many companies may not be ready....
  • How to take the bumps out of your next truck purchase
     Dreaming of a new truck? Turn your dreams into reality, while avoiding the nightmare of buyer’s remorse, by doing some clear-eyed strategic planning long before stepping foot onto a dealer’s floor. A little bit of research, combined with a few truck-buying tips, will result in years of safe and productive job-site glass deliveries made in a truck right for you, your budget and...
  • Daylighting with hermetically sealed computer- controlled louvers between lites
     It’s the middle of June in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the intense desert sun spurs the mercury’s climb to the 108-degree mark and beyond.  Roger Watson, vice president of sales and marketing for Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover NA, peers out one of two windows in the fluorescent-lit building he’s occupied since moving to Scottsdale three months ago....
  • Largest GBA show ever at the Big Peach
     Click here to view the exhibitor list. Click here to view new products that exhibitors will have on display at GlassBuild America. Come September, glazing professionals from across the world will head over to Atlanta. GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 490 companies were already signed up...
  • What that means for glazing professionals
    The Indian glazing community’s reaction to the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code is not clear yet. The code is the first of its kind in India. (See story on Page 64 in February issue of Glass Magazine). Indigenous glass shops such as GSC Toughened Glass Pvt. Ltd. in Greater Noida, and foreign companies such as Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd. in Sriperumbudur, declined to...
  • Harrah’s Atlantic City pool complex pulls the sky in through its transparent cupola
     Click here for a photo gallery on skylights. At the gaming hotel of Harrah’s Atlantic City it’s not all about the gambling. It’s also about the swimming pool. Forget the chain-link girded postage-stamp swimming holes of yesteryears. This past Memorial Day Weekend, Harrah’s unveiled its expansive 23,500 square-foot, eye-popping pool and multipurpose entertainment...
  • Combine art and technology to create sculptures in architectural glass
    We often are amused and impressed with the technological or hard side of glass, but neglect the artistic or soft side advancements. Combining the functional and artistic can achieve a different dimension for glass.The combination of art and cutting-edge technology brings about contemporary architecture. Architecture today is about the continuum of time. We explore a more structurally advanced and...
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