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  • Courtesy of the American Architectural Manufacturers AssociationThe International Codes published by the International Code Council is the most widely used set of model codes in the history of U.S. construction codes. In addition to their widespread use throughout the 50 U.S. states, numerous federal agencies—including the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Defense—have adopted them...
  • The global float glass industry at the start of 2014 is one much changed from 10 years ago. During the worldwide recession and its aftermath, production capacity plummeted as manufacturers shuttered glass plants and idled float lines. The industry consolidated, and investments in areas like solar glass led to deep losses. However, while mature markets suffered, emerging markets began to...
  • Top Glass Fabricators based on annual sales volume
    Top Glass & Metal FabricatorsAmong the top glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain-wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Glass Fabricators. For information on these...
  • Top Glass Fabricators’ new offerings suit a variety of applications
    Top Glass Fabricators’ new product offerings suit a variety of applications.
  • A comprehensive look at the North American market, players and products
    Sales are continuing their upward trajectory, with 91 percent of this year’s Top Glass Fabricators reporting an increase in overall sales volume over the previous year. This compares to 83 percent who reported increased sales in 2011 over 2010. To provide a comprehensive view of the glass fabrication market in the United States and Canada, Glass Magazine continues its special series on...
  • Latter half of year could see slight contraction
    Source: Institute for Trend Research,Concord, N.H.Compiled by Katy Devlin“The United States is making positive economic headway,” says Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst for ITR Economics. All 10 major benchmarks of macroeconomic activity are currently in the recovery or growth phases, according to the ITR Trends 10 report, which measures the current status of these benchmarks as they move through the...
  • Construction to grow in 2014, despite challenging market conditions
    In the face of strong economic headwinds, total U.S. construction is expected to continue its slow climb in 2014. The sector is projected to grow 9 percent to $555.3 billion during the year, up from 2013’s 5 percent year-over-year gain to $508 billion, according to the 2014 Dodge Construction Outlook from McGraw Hill Construction. “We see 2014 as another year of measured expansion for the...
  • *From December 15, 2013, to press time, January, 14, 2014.
    Guardian Names New President of Global Flat GlassKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., assuming full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit. Baird succeeds Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons. Most recently, Baird was president and CEO of SRG Global Inc. A Guardian company, SRG Global is one of the world’s...
  • The basics: Salt Lake City’s 335,000-square-foot Public Safety Building features extensive glass that contributes to its status as the first public safety building designed as a net-zero energy building. The northwest-facing all-glass facade of the building features a serpentine glass curtain wall that slopes from one wing to the other. The glass complements the modern style of...
  • The basics: One of the most prominent features of the new three-story 70,000-square-foot Navitus Health Solutions office and call center building, located in Grand Chute, Wis., is its extensive use of glazing inside and out. The office building features an expansive glass façade as well as interior glass surrounding offices and conference rooms. The use of glazing and taller ceilings expresses...
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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...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators 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...
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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...