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  • The basics: The Scentsy company recently moved onto an expansive new campus in Meridian, Idaho, complete with a 168,000-square-foot, six-story office tower featuring a glass and ACM panel façade. Designed to reflect earth, water, light and air, the office building capitalizes on light, as employees and visitors enjoy expansive outside views on three sides of the building.  The...
  • The basics: Seeking to increase energy efficiency, Apple Education Services, owners of an old elementary school building that now houses the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School in Buffalo, N.Y., chose to replace 460 outdated windows with tilt & turn replacement windows. Manufactured with a bronze exterior color and a white interior, the windows provide the building with a refreshed new...
  • Costing the construction industry nearly $1 billion annually, jobsite theft is an industry-wide epidemic that affects everyone from building owners to general contractors to contract glaziers, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau and National Equipment Register. While high-ticket items are not typically an issue for glaziers—who deal instead with stolen tools and metal—jobsite theft...
  • While the first few editions of a new code tend to be extremely controversial, over time, some general consensus is reached. So it should not come as a surprise that the number of code-change proposals submitted for the 2015 International Green Construction Code is half that submitted for the 2012 first edition.These proposals will be considered during the International Code Council Code...
  • Glass, Metals & GlazingAmerican Architectural Manufacturers Association, Provider #G334Programs and course numbers: Glass: The Right Choice  (#DGMC, online; #CGMC, classroom); Energy and the Architectural Fenestration Industry (#C-APG); The Aluminum Advantage in Fenestration (#D-AlumAdv, online; #C-AlumAdv, classroom); Introduction to Unit Skylights for Daylighting of Commercial...
  • ONLINE ONLYA Look at LBNL's COMFEN SoftwareBuilding orientation plays a tremendous role in energy performance and occupant productivity. Solar heat gain and daylighting can vary greatly depending on the path of the sun, creating a unique set of considerations for each face of the building. However, orientation is often overlooked during the design phase, resulting in excessive heat gain or glare...
  • From March 7, 2014, to press time, April 8, 2014
    YKK AP America to Open New Manufacturing Facility in TexasYKK AP America announced final plans to launch a new manufacturing center in Coppell, Texas. The new facility, set to open in July, will be the first major manufacturing and logistics center for the company outside of the state of Georgia. “Texas is a continual focal point for YKK AP America as we look to expand in the local area, as well...
  • Life cycle assessments for windows have topped discussions at recent industry meetings, as the commercial and residential window industries move closer to finalizing the product category rules necessary for manufacturers to begin the LCA process.Driving the move for LCA on the commercial side, in part, is the newest version of LEED, which awards points for projects that include at least 20...
  • Sophisticated building modeling software provides the design community with tools to simulate performance of each elevation of a building based on location, date and time, and product type. COMFEN, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a leading tool for the building industry in modeling overall energy performance, heat gain, daylighting and thermal comfort.(All images...
  • Is your company planning to increase its workforce in 2014? And if so, do you have a recruitment plan in place?
    CommercialAdam Holmes, general manager, AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing“MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass have already expanded their workforces in 2014 and will continue to do so, as we continue to be awarded more projects. Recently, MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing were awarded their biggest contracts. As we continue to take on more projects with larger scopes of work...
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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...
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