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  • About six glass installers were required to install each segment of the suspended wall system of the 223,000-square-foot, $69 million Manatee County Judicial Center in Brandenton, Fla., completed at the end of 2007.“We faced a big challenge in that it was an inside set system and a suspended wall,” says John Carroll, field superintendent for West Tampa Glass Co., Tampa. “[The fa...
  • The basics:An office tower at the mixed-use Lincoln Square development in Bellevue, Wash., features high-performance glazing to provide energy savings and thermal efficiency. The entire development includes 500,000 square feet of retail space, a 42-story hotel and condominium tower, a 28-story office tower, restaurants, a health club and spa, and 2,000 square feet of underground parking. ...
  • How to attract the Internet consumer
     If consumers made more than 4 million inquiries specific to your company’s product or service, wouldn’t you want to know? That’s exactly what’s happening on the Internet right now.Out of 146 million adults looking for local businesses, an estimated 86 million, or 59 percent, start their search on the Internet. They go to Google, Yahoo!, MSN or one of hundreds of...
  •   Bidding begins on glass contract for project “The CrossRoads at Salisbury will be a first for the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This type of project is typically seen around the beltways of Baltimore and the District of Columbia.”—George Sultage Jr., architectural/curtain wall designer, IOTT Architecture & Engineering Inc. The basics: The $125 million CrossRoads...
  •   “We believe that a key component to creativity in a research environment is spontaneous interaction between researchers. Our objective was to create a building and a campus that supports that notion by integrating a very transparent, yet non-reflective building skin that would also meet the most stringent energy criteria. Guardian SN 68’s performance helped us achieve this...
  •   “The way the glass is fixed is very unique. … The 48 panels that are 3 feet by 10 feet are only supported at 6 inches from both ends. We carved a half round notch about 4-inches long and ½-inch wide in the center of the 1.5-inch thick glass." —Bertrand Charest, president, Think Glass The basics: The lobby of One South Dearborn in Chicago features a...
  • A student team from the New York Institute of Technology specified an operable, 40-foot glass wall on the south-facing side of their energy-efficient structure called Open House. They designed and built the edifice for the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition, Oct. 12-20 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The competition challenges 20 university and college teams to...
  • Installers faced material handling challenges with the two-tower Bridgewater Lofts project in Minneapolis, completed in September.The glazed project includes a seven-story tower and a 10-story tower, both featuring heavy pre-glazed units, says Bill John, president of Minneapolis-based InterClad, the contract glazier.“One of our bigger challenges was unloading all of the windows,” John...
  • “It wasn’t one of our bigger jobs, but it included a lot of fabrication. Many of the glass units are angled pieces. The main tower rises 12 feet then slants out 15 degrees on all three sides.” — Sunni Burrus, American Glass Co.  The basics: Hematology & Oncology Associates turned a 51,000-square-foot Food World supermarket in Tupelo, Miss., into the glass- clad...
  • Cable net application grows in intelligent glazing
     Her face looks on gracefully from a statue in the square, soon to be an icon of a renovation. Chosen for her calm, romantic qualities, her profile will be magnified on the prominent façade of the Fifth Third Bank building at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. A glass cable net will give the building a distinctive look while meshing easily with the rest of the square structures....
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