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  • 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...
  • Survey reveals similar trends in auto and architectural glazing
    Few corporations are able to sustain competitiveness without investing in equipment and tools to help them achieve their goals, and glass companies are no different. National Glass Association members participating in the 2006 NGA Competitiveness Survey report that they invested a median 5 percent—average 14.7 percent—in capital equipment and median 2 percent—average 3.7 percent...
  • No longer a myth
    Photos: Skywalk Installation When I first heard about a skywalk being built off a Grand Canyon cliff, I did what most people do today. I Googled it.To my surprise, the search return displayed urban legend references at sites such as all-lies.com, snopes.com and urbanlegends.about.com.Well, the “legend” became a reality in March thanks to $40 million from Las Vegas developer David Jin...
  • Factual, reliable data for purchasers
     In the past, spacer systems weren’t regarded as key determinants of a window unit’s overall thermal and structural performance. That perspective has changed. As energy costs continue to rise, framing systems offer better insulation values, and pricing pressures continue unabated. Manufacturers throughout North America are therefore compelled to offer products with bottom-line...
  • Artists have long decorated the surface of annealed glass with thin pieces of colored substrate and used heat to fuse them to the surface. The thermal tempering of such fused glass panes has been of great interest to users of this material—particularly glass artists—and has been extremely difficult to achieve.The challengeResearchers at Schott AG in Germany conducted tests with...
  • The roots of thin interlayers used in and on windows and glazing date to the 1930s, the first Golden Age of the American automobile. A consortium, including DuPont of Wilmington, Del., developed glass fashioned from tough, clear polyvinyl butyral. Sandwiched between glass, it created a safety windshield, and lamination was born. Since then, the processes, applications, thicknesses, colors and...
  • With the soaring cost of energy to heat and cool homes, energy conscious glass and window manufacturers search for technologies to reduce energy loss through window glass panes and frames. At present, state-of-the-art insulation glass technologies achieve, at best, U-values of 0.2 BTU/hrft2F0. One BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of...
  • Today's true warm edge spacers have the strength needed to support large commercial IGs, even curtain walls, in some of the most challenging climates.
  • The Department of Energy announced last Friday that it has completed its initial analysis for the 2009, 2012, and 2015 Energy Star windows criteria. According to Richard Karney, program manager, the analysis has pointed out a “clear path for 2009 criteria,” but that more time is needed for “additional cost and feasibility research before establishing the 2012 and 2015 criteria.” As a result, DOE...
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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...
  • Read about the winners
    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...