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  •  “Performance is critical. The project was tested for air, water, structural, floor displacement and seismic movement with repeated air and water tests between each requirement. This included both static and dynamic water tests on the windows, and on the unitized curtain wall. A full, two-story mock-up of the curtain wall, including the pre-cast, was assembled to match the descriptions...
  • Hartung Glass Industries, Tukwila, Wash., and Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., have announced that Hartung Glass Wilsonville, Ore., is the latest HGI location to be certified as an independent Guardian Select Fabricator, according to a July 19 release. Hartung Wilsonville joins Hartung’s Seattle and Sacramento locations as Guardian Select Fabricators offering...
  • What industry trend is your company looking to capitalize on most in the next six to 12 months?
    CommercialGil DiMaio, president, CBO Glass, Alden, N.Y. "The June 2010 issue of Glass Magazine [states] that 55 percent of glazing firms reported a decrease in sales [in 2009] and the average [decrease] was 15 percent.  Discussing the average volume among glass and glazing trade contractors reveals that, within our segment, some revenues are down 25 percent to 30 percent. As a...
  • Sentech Architectural SystemsDon Brown joined specialty structural glass firm Sentech Architectural Systems, Austin, Texas, as principal and will assume responsibility as president and CEO. Brown most recently served as president and CEO for Conservatek Industries Inc., Conroe, Texas, for more than 16 years.Alan Radvinsky also joined the company as project engineer, and will assume responsibility...
  • Backlog holding steady, if not improving, construction industry executives report
    Project delays and cancellations continue to be much higher than normal, according to FMI Corp.’s Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) Report, Second Quarter 2010.
  • The 240,000-square-foot Sparkling Hill Resort, located on a 188-acre mountaintop site in Vernon, BC, features a three-story glass atrium designed to replicate a crystal.
  • High unemployment rate is both a blessing and a curse for employers
    With the unemployment rate at 9.7 percent at press time—and the construction unemployment rate at 20.1 percent, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. —glass companies have a large number of candidates to choose from. This can be a blessing and a curse.
  • Issues that could change the way you do business
     ASHRAE 90.1The issue: Officials at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, are working on a revision to its standard 90.1 to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2030, including a proposal to reduce the window-to-wall ratio to 30 percent from the current 40 percent maximum, on the prescriptive path. Other proposals will limit...
  • Architects using the application on two surfaces of an IG unit
    The most common silk-screen applications have the design applied to one surface of an insulating unit. In recent years, in response to changing design aesthetics, architects have begun exploring the use of placing silk-screen patterns on two surfaces. While this does provide additional design options, using patterns on multiple surfaces also has aesthetic challenges.See attached PDF for full...
  • What this shift means for glass and glazing contractors
    Back in March, Kawneer, Norcross, Ga., entered into a strategic partnership with Forster Profile Systems, a Swiss manufacturer of steel and stainless steel framing systems for fire-rated and non-rated applications. The move marked Kawneer’s entry into the steel fire-rated market, reflecting increased demand for alternatives to traditional aluminum framing.“We have seen an increase in architects...
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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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    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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