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  • Long-haul truck drivers represent one segment of the workforce on which all glass and glazing companies rely. Drivers move glass loads throughout the country, connecting all levels of the supply chain—from manufacturers to fabricators to glaziers and glass shops. But that segment of the workforce is facing a serious labor shortage that could affect all companies throughout the supply chain. I...
  • A previous column questioned the future viability of the International Green Construction Code. Prior to the International Code Council Annual Business Meeting in September, the ICC and the U.S. Green Building Council announced that a joint agreement had been reached by those two organizations, along with the Illuminating Engineering Society and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and...
  • One year comes to a close and opportunities arise for the next. Many use New Year’s resolutions to set personal or business goals for the next year. Perhaps now is also the time for some legal risk management resolutions to help lay a foundation for a prosperous new year. And while not a complete list of all legal needs, some friendly reminders accompanying a positive industry outlook never hurt...
  • A growing labor shortage has been a top concern of companies across the glass industry. Respondents to the Glass Magazine Top 50 Glaziers survey said finding labor was their biggest challenge, and 65 percent of Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies said recruiting/retaining employees has been a challenge. This Trends & Analysis report looks at labor demands and current shortages among three...
  • Protect people and product during handling and on the road
    Following best practices while loading and unloading, maintaining racks and wearing necessary PPE will minimize breakage and potential injury. Pictured is the Schodorf Model L-60 all-aluminum glass rack for one-ton cab and chassis trucks.Cutting corners when transporting glass from the shop to the job site can be costly. Glass breakage hits the bottom line, and accidents can cause injuries, lost...
  • Concepts, considerations and execution
    The CRL-U.S. Aluminum Series 3250 Curtain Wall System encloses the entrance of a Crate & Barrel retail store.Understanding the basic concepts of curtain walls, the important considerations of the varying curtain wall types, and the performance specifications for curtain wall systems is critical for architects, project managers and installers in the field. This article looks at the various...
  • Sky high installations with aerial work platforms
    From left-to-right: Boom Lift - Maximum heights for straight access and hard-to-reach locations; Scissor Lift - Larger platforms and greater weight capacities; Vertical Mast Lift - Small size for confined workspaces As the applications, sizes and shapes for glass lites and systems continue to expand into new frontiers, glaziers will need bigger, more flexible and safer means for working at...
  • glasstec 2014 hosted 43,000 trade visitors and 1,217 exhibitors representing all segments of the glass industry. Exhibitors displayed new technologies, innovations and products, presenting the glass industry’s latest trends. Photo by Messe Düsseldorf/Tillmann Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec...
  • Curtain wall trends at home and abroad
    The Evolution Tower in Moscow, currently under construction, is the first cold bent glazing project in Russia. Each of the tower’s 54 floors is twisted 3 degrees in relation to the preceding one, totaling 135 degrees of rotation. Guardian Industries supplied 550,000 square feet of Guardian SunGuard HP Neutral 60/40 glass. The high-performance solar protection glass minimizes solar energy gain...
  • The basics: The project design for the addition to the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada required a glass facade with increased durability, energy control, and a sweeping view of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site and Parliament Hill. Its new 100-foot rounded all-glass façade matches the modern and environmentally friendly setting.The players: Architect, Brisbin Brook...
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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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