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  • "It was important for the architect to achieve wide spans for the atrium, but still control heat gain. This was achieved utilizing steel-loaded, free-spanning curtain wall with horizontal and vertical sunshades." -- Marty Trainor, account executive, Trainor Glass Co.The basics:In July, BMW of North America LLC opened the $100 million addition to its Woodcliff Lake, N.J., headquarters....
  •     Sometimes we tend to think of safety and loss control in terms of major initiatives or grand plans on a large scale. However, everyday tasks—such as opening cartons—can be a nagging source of injury to employees.Safety tips to share with your employees include:· Using the right tool for the job.· Use a self-retracting or safety knife.·...
  • “I would say to date the glazing application of OptiView anti-reflective glass in the Ling Long Tower at the Olympics is definitely the most unique and prestigious use of the glass in the product’s relatively short history. It is fascinating to think that millions of viewers were looking at the Olympic site through our glass, even though it was through a television camera. The key was...
  •     Businesses sometimes spend a lot of money on elaborate security or alarm systems designed to protect their facilities but overlook the basics of loss prevention. Take a few moments to review these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing fire losses:Are employees trained in fire safety? Do they know exactly what to do if a fire starts? Extra training is...
  • “The building faces southwest with ground-to-sky curtain wall–a way of cutting down on energy use by using as much daylighting as possible. Inside spaces have daylight sensors connected to dimming ballasts that dim or turn off lights when they’re not needed. The daylight sensor at each zone adjusts the lighting.”— Steven Gastright, project architect, Ewing ColeThe...
  • “With the tight deadlines set by our clients and a fluid design requirement, we were able to convert designs into installed printed films sometimes within 24 hours.” -- Francisco Serrano, managing director, Vitrafol Ltd.The basics:United Kingdom-based Vitrafol Ltd. fit a variety of high-definition printed films onto pre-installed interior glass in British Airways’ First Class...
  •     When just one worker has a problem with substance abuse, it can impact the workplace in so many ways that are costly for the employer.If the employee is absent, you have decreased production and the cost of temporary staff to fill in. If the substance abuse leads to increased accidents on the job, you are faced with medical claims, lost time and even repairing or replacing...
  • “Interesting challenges were the layout and tight tolerances the architects wanted to achieve, and getting all of the curved glass pieces to fit at the intersections so they would all fit together.” – Scott Haber, managing partner, W&W Glass LLC The basics: Architects Herzog & de Meuron of Switzerland redesigned the traditional cast iron building at 40 Bond St. in...
  •     Like switching on a light when entering a room, you probably don’t think twice when logging on to your computer. But if you are on the receiving end of a virus, the resulting headaches and disruption to your business can be significant.Computers bring speed to our business lives, and also viruses and other forms of cyber attacks that can move just as fast through...
  • “Our most challenging work on Azure Tower had to be the taking over of the manufacturing and fabrication of the curtain wall, window wall, and sliding door systems. Our cladding manufacturer could not complete the project, thus Haley-Greer had to take the manufacturing over in order to meet our contractual construction schedule obligations. Haley-Greer is an erector of engineered wall...
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