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  • In February 2006, Heifer International opened its glass-clad headquarters building in Little Rock, Ark. The five-story, 94,000-square-foot building was named one of the top 10 green projects by the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., in large part because of its passive energy savings.The building’s orientation, on an east-west axis, and high-performing transparent facades...
  • Daylighting with hermetically sealed computer- controlled louvers between lites
     It’s the middle of June in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the intense desert sun spurs the mercury’s climb to the 108-degree mark and beyond.  Roger Watson, vice president of sales and marketing for Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover NA, peers out one of two windows in the fluorescent-lit building he’s occupied since moving to Scottsdale three months ago....
  • Largest GBA show ever at the Big Peach
     Click here to view the exhibitor list. Click here to view new products that exhibitors will have on display at GlassBuild America. Come September, glazing professionals from across the world will head over to Atlanta. GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 490 companies were already signed up...
  • What that means for glazing professionals
    The Indian glazing community’s reaction to the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code is not clear yet. The code is the first of its kind in India. (See story on Page 64 in February issue of Glass Magazine). Indigenous glass shops such as GSC Toughened Glass Pvt. Ltd. in Greater Noida, and foreign companies such as Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd. in Sriperumbudur, declined to...
  • Harrah’s Atlantic City pool complex pulls the sky in through its transparent cupola
     Click here for a photo gallery on skylights. At the gaming hotel of Harrah’s Atlantic City it’s not all about the gambling. It’s also about the swimming pool. Forget the chain-link girded postage-stamp swimming holes of yesteryears. This past Memorial Day Weekend, Harrah’s unveiled its expansive 23,500 square-foot, eye-popping pool and multipurpose entertainment...
  • Combine art and technology to create sculptures in architectural glass
    We often are amused and impressed with the technological or hard side of glass, but neglect the artistic or soft side advancements. Combining the functional and artistic can achieve a different dimension for glass.The combination of art and cutting-edge technology brings about contemporary architecture. Architecture today is about the continuum of time. We explore a more structurally advanced and...
  • Necessary steps for stick, unitized installations
    The installation of a curtain wall system begins long before the glazier ever gets to the job site. The general contractor has selected your company to install the wall. The arrangements have been made for the materials to be delivered to the job site and the wall components have been shipped. What follows is a generalization of the procedures involved with erecting a curtain wall system. By no...
  • Director of technical services & product development
     Education: 1974, bachelor's in civil engineering, University of Pittsburgh; 1978, master's in business, University of PittsburghCareer: 2004-present, director of technical services & product development, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; 1974-2004, various positions within PPG's Flat Glass Division, including glass manufacturing, glass fabrication, distribution, commercial construction,...
  •   “The signature component will be a three-story glass curtain wall and atrium that will look out onto the city’s beautiful downtown waterfront”—Sabrina Anico, Mahaffey Theater marketing director The basics: After a one-year hiatus and a $20-million renovation, the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Fla., is back with a light-filled and expanded lobby...
  • “Extending beyond the height of each end of the building, one curtain wall plane offers views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, while the opposing plane reveals the city skyline.”— Patrick Duffy, owner of Advanced Building Products Inc. in Inverness, Ill.  The basics: A glass curtain wall rises in the shape of a ship’s sail on the 45-story, 674,000-square-foot...
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