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  • Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ architectural glass business won a 2009 Pro-Comm Award of Excellence from the Business Marketing Association. The company’s “Greening of Architectural Glass” campaign was recognized by a panel of national marketing experts for its exceptional product positioning and brand development, joining IBM as the only other winner in the category,...
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    The basics: The new headquarters of Burke Hogue Mills Inc., or BHM Architecture, has become the first architectural office in Florida to earn Leadership in Energy and environmental Design Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 15,700-square-foot, two-story building is located in Lake Mary, Fla. Sustainable features include under floor air distribution, reflective roof,...
  • Tips on high-quality beveling and polishing
    Nearly all homes and commercial buildings include mirror products, from mirrored walls and ceilings to decorative mirror accents. Many of these mirrors have undergone additional processing to improve aesthetics, including acid etching, antique designs and patterns, or shaping and edging.For many applications, the growing trend is toward custom beveled mirrors rather than beveled mirror strip...
  • The basics: The Tampa Bay (Fla.) History Center stands as a glass jewel overlooking the Hillsborough River. The 60,000-square-foot center is part of the Tampa Riverwalk, a 2.2 mile stretch that will contain seven parks, 11 bridges and five museums when the project is completed. The five-story museum features a striking curtain wall containing three shades of glass and custom sunshades. The system...
  • What the industry can do to cope with GHG regulations
    Second in a two-part series. See Page 8 of the July/August issue for the first part.On June 26, the House of Representatives narrowly passed its version of a bill to cut carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 17 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050, according to a July 9 article in The Washington Post. The leading Senate committee responsible for developing the climate change legislation...
  • From custom pink trucks to more traditional glass haulers, see how business owners take advantage of a unique marketing opportunity to reach more customers.
  • Glaston North America Inc.Glaston North America Inc., Greensboro, N.C., hired Darin Johnson as project and service manager of Glaston’s Albat + Wirsam software integration team. He will be responsible for all new customer projects, leading the implementation team and interfacing with the product management group.With 10 years experience as the director of engineering for a...
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    The basics: Lofts at 655 6th Ave. is a 106 unit mixed use development in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp quarter. The structure is cast in place concrete with energy-efficient infill glazing. The project was the recipient of a 2008 Citation of recognition from the American Institute of Architects San Diego and a San Diego Orchid Award for public art.The players: Architect, Public Architecture...
  • The pace of U.S. job losses slowed down in May, sparking hopes that the recession is drawing to a close. However, the jobless rate reached its highest level in 26 years, according to a June 8 article in The Wall Street Journal. Click on the link below to download a free PDF of the full article.
  • The basics: In May, the Art Institute of Chicago opened its Modern Wing, a three-story addition enclosed in double-layered curtain wall that allows natural light into the galleries and offers views of the Chicago Skyline and Millennium Park. To maximize views and light, the interior walls needed to be transparent and meet fire and life safety codes. Architects chose fire-rated glass and framing...
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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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