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  • Architects originate plans and specifications that legally bind contractor and subcontractors to a set of standards to be followed in the subsequent construction of a project. However, in our experience, most projects have inappropriate specifications that do not apply to the project or to the recommended products.
  • The Family Circus comic strip might have represented it best. Whenever something went wrong in the busy household-a lamp was broken or milk was spilled-the parents would ask, "Who did it?" All of the children would point fingers and say, "Not me!" Meanwhile, an invisible gremlin with "Not me" written across its chest was running around causing all sorts of problems.
  • Sin City to host sixth annual show
    GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo will be back at the Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 6-8.
  • What avocados, rib eye and glass have in common
    The global supply chain is reverberating. Recent news articles point to economic strain in China.
  • Tropical storms and hurricanes, Midwest flooding and California wildfires highlight the need for business owners to have adequate insurance coverage to cope with damages caused by such catastrophes.When you think of property damage, damaged roof, broken windows or cleaning up debris from fallen trees come to mind. But what if your business is without power for more than a brief period? Or...
  • "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...
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