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  • Name three factors that have resulted in significant changes to your industry within the past five years.
    Name three factors that have resulted in significant changes to your industry within the past five years.
  • “The unique item about this project is that every other vertical mullion is butt-glazed. There was a concerted effort on the parts of the architect, general contractor, glazing contractor and YKK AP to decide how to achieve the requested projection of the Thermashade products while maintaining the SSG mullions for a ‘cleaner’ look.” —Oliver Stepe, senior vice...
  • “We’re using very large lites in a high seismic area. … We customized the hardware to accommodate lateral drift, and used higher than normal tempering stress in the glass.” —Jeff Haber, managing partner, W&W Glass The basics: The 12-story 2000 Ave. of the Stars-Century City building in Los Angeles, completed in spring 2006, features two 280-foot long structural...
  • “SageGlass’ tintable window technology adds to the school’s daylighting performance, because it enables teachers to control light intensity and glare in the Science Center without completely shutting out the light the way shades or blinds do.” —Dan Collins, principal of Twin Lakes Elementary School The basics: Architects designed the $19 million Twin Lakes...
  • “We had a partnership with the designer, so complex problems with the integration of elaborate curtain wall were solved. The large zero sight line vent took a lot of engineering. It’s an operable window and when closed, you can’t tell it’s operable. We strived to achieve the zero sight line that the architect wanted, maintaining the sight line of aluminum components....
  • “With channel glass you can glaze a large area without having mullions in between. Two channels were put together like a tube with Nanogel insulation interlayer. Channel glass lets the light through, unobstructed by mullions.” —Robert Carter, project manager, Clifton Architectural Glass The basics: The 80-bed Union County Juvenile Detention Center in Linden, N.J., wraps...
  • Wrightstyle creates glazing system that withstands multiple detonations
    Secondary blast injuries, caused by flying objects including glass fragments, are more common than primary blast injuries and are the most common causes of death in blasts.
  • “The project had 40 different glass surfaces, all at a different plane or degree. Ninety percent of the glass was patterned units. One of the challenges was transitioning one surface to another surface and making sure it was water tight.” —Robert Rykena, service and special projects manager, Harmon Inc., Cleveland The basics: The $20 million renovation of the Akron Art Museum...
  • “In this building, the glass and metal provides a high-tech modern exterior to reflect to the patient base the level of service that’s provided.” —Rod Gustafson The basics: In fall 2007, Rockford Cardiology Associates Ltd., Rockford, Ill.,  moved into its newly constructed 53,000-square-foot modern glass and aluminum facility from its former three-story, 1970s office...
  • Fuel efficiency winners and losers   The Dodge Dakota two-wheel drive and Mitsubishi Raider 2WD pickup trucks are the most fuel-efficient standard-size pickups for the 2008 model year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy site www.fueleconomy.gov. Both trucks get 16 miles to the gallon in the city and 20 on the highway.   The 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 2WD and 4WD models...
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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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