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  • The basics: The Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas recently completed a major renovation to the Vol Walker Hall and addition, the Steven L. Anderson Design Center. The 37,000-square-foot addition is highlighted by its array of glass systems, most notably the fritted north and south facades that manage heat gain and glare. ACE Glass was the glazing contractor on the...
  • The basics: Glass is a critical design element to reaching the Net Zero energy goals of the new Salt Lake City Public Safety Building. LCG Facades served as the glazing contractor for the 176,000-square-foot project, which features a photovoltaic roof canopy and an off-site solar farm to provide electricity to the building. Architects also relied heavily on natural daylighting to offset...
  • The basics: The new John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore features several innovative façade systems that include a unitized curtain wall with high-performance glass, a glass rainscreen, automatic exterior venetian blinds, sunshades and signage. National Enclosure Co. served as the glazing contractor for the 190,000-square-foot design-assist project, which is expected...
  • The basics: In 2013, Enclos Corp. completed a re-clad of one of the largest applications of space frame technology in the world for the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Enclos was responsible for the complete retrofit, including removal of the existing facade and the engineering, fabrication and installation of new curtain wall and skylight systems. Enclos and Baker Metal...
  • Top 50 U.S. glaziers based on 2013 sales
    More than $200 million1 Enclos Corp.Eagan, Minn.Previous rank: 2Sales: Up 30.2%U.S. Locations: 10Full-time employees: 515Total employees: 525$150-$200 million2 Harmon Inc.Bloomington, Minn. Previous rank: 1Sales: Up 8.9%U.S. Locations: 14Full-time employees: 560Total employees: 5603 Walters & Wolf Fremont, Calif.Previous rank: 5Sales: Up 27.9%U.S. locations: 6Full-time employees:...
  • In the midst of growth, U.S. contract glaziers face hiring challenges and low profit margins
    2013 marked another year of growth for U.S. contract glaziers, with 74 percent of the Top 50 Glaziers reporting a year-over-year sales increase. This comes on the heels of a strong 2012, when 76 percent of Top 50 Glaziers reported y-o-y sales growth, and helped many companies return to pre-recessionary sales levels. Among companies reporting exact sales data, 62 percent recorded 2013 sales that...
  • A preview of the products on display in Chicago
    Glass and glazing suppliers will join nearly 800 exhibitors, June 26-28, at McCormick Place in Chicago for the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.The following pages offer a preview of the glass and metal products that will be on the expo floor.If your company is exhibiting at AIA Expo 2014 and you’d like your products to be...
  • The basics: On the banks of a stream in Elkhart, Ind., the water pavilion at The Wellfield Botanic Gardens features a slumped glass dome with cast glass details that reflect the gardens’ natural surroundings. The glazing systems needed to be understated to blend with the garden, while at the same time durable enough to withstand high traffic and changing weather. The players: Landscape...
  • The basics: The 300,000-square-foot Central Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport includes a 19-gate passenger concourse with an international arrivals facility, office space for building/airline support, a taxiway/apron and automated people mover, all housed in a three-story glass box outfitted with extensive daylighting and low-E glass to meet Leadership in Energy & Environmental...
  • What Was Your Most Challenging Project and What Did You Learn From It?
    CommercialNick Bagatelos, owner, Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems“The Sacramento International Airport consisted of 130,000 square feet of unitized curtain wall and rainscreen composite aluminum panel. The project was design-build and a hard bid in the midst of the Great Recession. We were limited to a 10-month schedule for complete design, laboratory testing and manufacture of the systems....
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