November 5, 2012
In the October 2012 issue, Glass Magazine introduced the Top Metal Companies list, featuring leading suppliers 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 and exterior railings, aluminum composite panels and exterior sun-control products to the glass and...
What are end users asking for in terms of products and services?
October 2, 2012
Commercial Filip Geeraert, president and CEO, Deceuninck “[Our customers] are definitely looking for something innovative. A nice example is the genius window system … We also see more colors; laminate; paint. [And we’ve] seen major changes in the commercial [market], beyond multifamily homes. People are also interested in the green initiative. Everybody talks about sustainability, so...
Dynamic glass market poised for growth as new production capacity comes online
October 1, 2012
While experts have described the widespread adoption of dynamic glazing as “imminent” for the last decade, their forecasts have yet to come to fruition. However, a current confluence of market forces has the segment poised for growth in an unprecedented way.
The business: Navigating an altered landscape
September 19, 2012
It has been an eventful few years for the glass and glazing industry, with more changes to come as it emerges from the downturn. Mergers and acquisitions, increased expectations from the building community, technological developments and personnel challenges are shaping the industry of today―and tomorrow―according to GlassBuild America attendees.
Backlog holding steady, if not improving, construction industry executives report
July 19, 2010
Project delays and cancellations continue to be much higher than normal, according to FMI Corp.’s Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) Report, Second Quarter 2010.
Issues that could change the way you do business
July 19, 2010
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...
Homeowners get creative with applications
April 20, 2009
Homeowners are getting increasingly creative with their decorative glass applications, as shown in this private residence stairway project completed by Goldray Industries. See other project ideas in our online photo gallery. Perhaps because it is viewed as a natural, green material, or perhaps because of its design flexibility, glass is popping up in homes across the country in traditional...
April 1, 2009
The drive among building owners to incorporate daylighting into their project designs could provide glass retailers a diversification opportunity that has yet to be dampened by the current economic climate.
There’s money to be made, even in tough times
January 8, 2009
While 2009 will be a slow year for new construction, many glass company managers and owners speculate the residential remodeling market could see an increase as homeowners choose to stay in their homes longer. Glass shops could benefit, as bathrooms, complete with glass bath and shower enclosures, top the list of homeowner renovations. Shops touting knowledge of growing trends and the latest...
What are your expectations for the glass industry in 2009?
January 1, 2009
CommercialJordan Richards, president, Glassopolis, Toronto “[In 2009] it’s going to be a more competitive business climate. For glass contractors, it’s a high liability, high risk job. Often they’re at the very end of the supply chain and they’re asked to assume huge risks on these projects. I think there will be more pressure and more competition, and it’...