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  • The basics: Fire-rated glass and glazing was critical to achieving the daylighting design goals for the renovation of Manhattan's 170 East 80th St. Kate Shin, president of WEmi:t LLC, and a group of investors discovered the townhome and decided to transform the space into a luxury lifestyle property. Integral to this process was rethinking the townhouse layout to improve light and ventilation....
  • Recent tornado activity raises questions
    Under a darkening mid-day sun, the 2013 AAMA National Summer Conference came to a close, June 12. As alerts of a pending Midwestern storm mounted, various AAMA board committees and councils hastened to complete their business. Fortunately, the severe weather that struck the Chicago area that day did not cause significant damage. Although many AAMA meeting attendees were able to leave before the...
  • How functional is your project management system?
    Project management is an important ingredient in the success of any company, as is having a system in place that empowers PMs to perform their jobs and holds them accountable for the results. This one page self-evaluation checklist—based on best practices—will help you determine if your company has the tools and processes in place for a fully functioning and successful project management program...
  • The basics: The Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects named the $65 million Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle one of its 2013 Top Ten Green Projects. The program celebrates structures that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the...
  • A glass company’s story of survival—and success—post-recession
    During a meeting of California glazing contractors this June, Dan Hope, president of Santa Barbara Glass Co., joked with other executives about trying to describe the “good ‘ole days” to young employees. The good ‘ole days they were referring to were those pre-Great Recession days, when backlogs were strong, the new construction and remodeling markets were booming, profit margins were reasonable...
  • *From June 11, 2013, to press time, July 2, 2013.
    Jury Indicts Five Individuals for Conspiracy to Smuggle Chinese Aluminum into the U.S.A Federal grand jury returned a threecount indictment against five individuals and three companies for conspiracy to smuggle Chinese aluminum into the United States, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The defendants are accused of conspiring to purchase aluminum from China, transship the aluminum to...
  • AGC exec talks codes, products, and why the industry’s future rests on everyone’s shoulders
    In an interview with Glass Magazine contributor Max Perilstein, Rodger Ruff, director of sales, primary, for AGC Glass Company North America, www.us.agc.com, talks about the current and future challenges facing the glass and glazing industry.
  • When commercial construction starts plummeted in 2009, the cover of the Glass Magazine forecast issue read: “We’ll use adversity to our advantage.” Four years later, that prediction is coming true, as glass and glazing companies emerge from what many describe as the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. It has been a difficult stretch for all of us. And while we still have a long way...
  • Digital Glass Visualizer, PPG Industries
    Glass color is a key factor in the product selection process but often the most difficult for architects to visualize. To help them understand how a glass product will look when installed on a commercial building, PPG has developed a Web-based Digital Glass Visualizer.
  • www.generalglass.com, GGI
    GGI commissioned Gensler of New York to design a new website that spoke directly to the A&D community. The resulting site features a clean, fresh look that is graphically driven and easy to navigate.
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