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    View an online-only photo gallery of the project.“The Glass images were provided by the architect in an electronic dot matrix pattern format. These images were provided to GlasPro, who then had the images reproduced on a giant silk screen. GlasPro then applied the painted frit material, lifted the silk screen, then tempered the glass and frit. The tempering process dried the paint and...
  • More and more anodizing companies are switching to an acid etch process from the conventional alkaline etching process. Currently, there are three types of etch used for anodizing aluminum: alkaline etching, mechanical etching and acid etching.
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., launched its redesigned Web site Sept. 16."We took great pains to improve the site while maintaining the positive elements that made the previous version such an important member resource," says David Walker, president, Association Services, NGA. "In particular, we have enhanced the online experience by making it simpler to navigate and...
  • Editor's note: This article is the second installment of a two-part series on smart fleet management. See Page 30 of the September 2009 issue for the first. Smart fleet management not only involves vehicle maintenance, but the efficient use of fuel and execution of vehicle repairs. In an effort to reduce fuel costs, consider using nitrogen in your tires. Currently, I am testing the use...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., announced the next in a monthly Webinar series for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community in a Sept. 11 release. The free monthly Webinar series focuses on various industry topics and runs an hour in length.Scheduled for the last Friday of each month, the next...
  • "The façade is clad with 60,000 square feet of our proprietary unitized curtain wall system in three designs. There are areas that are fully captured; areas that are two-sided, vertical structural glazed; and areas that are four-sided structural glazed." —Dave Brasch, general manager, Orlando office, Harmon Inc., Minneapolis.The basics: Reliable Plaza, Orlando (Fla.)...
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    Photos by Suzanne Bolduc ©WCSThe basics: The Bronx (N.Y.) Zoo Lion House Reconstruction, rated Gold in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program from the U.S. Green Building Council, features decorative glass light covers. The corrugated covers—flat sheets of glass formed into a corrugated cardboard-like shape—are strategically positioned under the ceiling...
  • Suppliers are reworking business models and adding product lines in response to changing market conditions and customer demands. At Glass Magazine, we are doing the same. While you still have the option to receive the print edition of Glass Magazine each month, now you can subscribe to an alternative digital edition.
  • Solar and thermal performance in research complex glazingThe glazing on the $236 million University of Colorado's Research Complex Phase 2 (R2) won the Project of the Year award for more than $3 million projects from the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association.Glass icon on Tampa RiverwalkThe Tampa Bay (Fla.) History Center, a $52-million, 60,000-square-foot museum, stands as a glass jewel...
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    The basics: Los Angeles County Museum of Art's new Broad Contemporary Art Museum building, a three-story, 72,000-square-foot structure, offers a large column-free gallery space. Two vaulted skylights flood the gallery with natural, ambient light. The skylights were designed to “fit around an unusual structure with minimal visual impact,” Groeschel says. “The end result...
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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...
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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...