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  • Online tool, a quicker way to get the numbers
    Ever increasing in popularity, minimally supported glass, such as glass canopies and balustrades, find their way into many commercial construction projects. These applications require designers to confirm that the glass meets the appropriate design loads. Whatever the situation, strength of glass plays an important role in choosing the best glass solution for a project. There are many references...
  • Understanding the basics
    Maintaining cash flow remains one of the most common challenges glass company managers face. Everyone, from manufacturers to glazing subcontractors, distributors to builders, and retailers to suppliers, is subject to the same type of progress payments that characterize nearly every sector of the construction field. Contractors and subcontractors usually receive payments 30, 60 or 90 days into the...
  • Features unusual and creative shelves from designers and manufacturers across the continent.
    Click here to view PDF format. (366KB, Adobe Acrobat) 
  • Remodeling the Charles E. Bennett Federal Building in Jacksonville, Fla., was no easy feat. In addition to needing updated heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and electrical systems, new tenant office spaces and a rehabilitated façade, 1,300 leaking windows needed replacing. Updating the structure did not end there. Today, federal buildings, possible targets for terrorist activity, come...
  • Provides the competitive edge
    Design and construction of building envelopes have become such complex processes that support services to architects—ranging from product selection and specification to energy ratings—have become integral to the work of every glass and glazing professional. To this end, even fabricators and contract glaziers in relatively small markets add to their staffs draftspeople and salespeople...
  • Drills don’t just make holes; Study the various options
    None of the following glass drill machinery choices would be considered ordinary. Today’s drills come with myriad bells and whistles. Listed below is a collection of features for many brands sold in the United States. Equipment manufacturers, if your brand of drill isn’t shown, please write to Jane Holtje at janeh@glass.org, and have your information added to this chart.Click here to...
  • Airline officials submitted the planning application for the $7.07 billion Heathrow T5 project in February 1993. After a detailed public inquiry, the government gave the go-ahead for the project in November 2001.Now, with almost two-thirds of the work completed on time and within budget, T5,  the home of British Airways, exemplifies how future large-scale projects in the United Kingdom might...
  • Concept of glass box takes shape in the Midwest
    Facing a downtown in serious need of makeover, city fathers in Davenport, Iowa, place the innovative, glass-clad Figge Art Museum at the forefront of urban renewal. The museum broke ground in September 2002 and opened in August 2005.Overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River, the $46.9 million landmark was designed by London’s David Chipperfield Architects. Its striking box-within-a-box...
  • Why you should care
    Confusion reigns when it comes to fire-rated glass, its technical properties and performance. Though I’ve been the North American marketing and advertising manager for Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Corp. of Auburn, Wash., for more than a year now, I still get  “glazed” trying to figure them out. The criteria run on endlessly: model codes, test standards, wired glass, intumescents...
  • Young talents shine bright
    To view the PDF of this article, click here (551KB, Adobe Acrobat)It wasn’t easy for the 20-under-40 committee at Glass Magazine to pick 20 representatives out of the 72 nominations. Each sponsor had a fascinating story to tell about his or her nominee—of persistence, courage, ambition and enthusiasm—and each presented a special talent unsurpassed by the others. As a group, the...
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    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...
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    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...