Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Glass and steel floating sales office makes waves
    The design team at Lazzara Yachts in Tampa prides itself on developing innovative crafts for their customers. The team continued in that out-of-the-box spirit while designing the company’s new sales office—a 3,800 square foot glass, steel and fiberglass barge.
  • Risk management and loss control have become sophisticated subjects involving detailed analyses of potential risks, oftentimes with the use of computer modeling. But don't let the small stuff slide. Slips, trips, and falls can create ill will to your customers or clients, and result in lost time if your employees are injured.There are some checklists that cover everything from frayed carpet to...
  • Hirings, promotions and appointments
    Officials from Germany’s Bohle AG announced two changes in their Haan location’s management team. Christoph Schmidt became sales director with overall sales responsibility for the Bohle Group. Before joining the Bohle Group, Schmidt worked for Fraba AG of Germany. Arne Klöfkorn joined Bohle AG’s board of directors. He has been with the company since 2004, most recently as...
  • "The greenhouse project was a wonderful blend of recreating the charm of yesteryear while using today's technology to build a weather tight and code compliant structure to meet the needs of future generations." – Steve Wacha, owner, Heritage Greenhouse BuildersThe basics:Solar Innovations and Heritage Greenhouse Builders recently replicated a historic estate greenhouse in Newport...
  • According to early reports, more than 26,000 attendees hit the first day of the 2008 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston, and some exhibitors estimate that total attendance reached more than 28,000. Total attendance reached 22,835 in 2007.
  • Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, released the “IG Certification Manual,” an overview of insulating glass certification process and procedures. The manual includes useful timelines, step-by-step instructions, frequently asked questions, glossary of related terms and a full list of certification agencies, according to a company release. It provides manufacturers with concise information...
  • Rising construction material prices—particularly for metals—have been a top concern of glass industry representatives for several years.
  • Nonresidential construction forecast looks bleak with some bright spots
    U.S. economic growth will be slow through 2010, leading to two or three tough years for the construction industry, Jim Haughey, chief economist, Reed Construction Data, Norcross, Ga., said Oct. 15 during Reed Construction Data’s 2009 forecast webinar. “There will be a depressing on the economy for several years. But … the crisis aspect of the [economy] goes away quickly and we...
  • In September 2008, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute opened its Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, N.Y., the world’s largest multifunction space dedicated to scientific research and the performing arts. The facility features a 20,000-square-foot glass curtain wall containing steel mullions that carry heated water to insulate the space from Northern New...
  • If you are located in an area that is frequented by winter storms, you know it is not too early to make sure you are prepared for winter snow removal. Whether you have your own equipment and do it yourself, or you hire a snow removal contractor to do the work for you, now is the time to review your plans or inspect your equipment to make sure you are ready.For a handy checklist for either...
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