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  • The $66.5 million, 370,344-square-foot addition to the Frazier Rehab Institute, part of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, made the building two times wider and three times taller. And workers built the addition while the institute and adjacent hospital remained fully open to patients.“We added 10 floors built on top of the existing five stories,” explains Bill Stone, president and chief...
  • What do authors of the international codes consider residential buildings? A single-family home? A two-story townhouse with a grade-level entrance? A two-story apartment building? A three-story assisted living facility? The answer depends on the code you use.The first two—single-family homes and townhouses three stories or less in height, with independent means of egress—fall within...
  • Effective safety programs share a number of attributes. These include a commitment to safety from a company’s president to workers in entry-level positions; education, training and retraining; consistently enforced safe practices; regular safety meetings; random work-site inspections; a corporate culture that welcomes and implements employee suggestions; analyses of all injuries followed by...
  •  Safety specialist Fortress Interlocks of the United Kingdom, with American headquarters in Erlanger, Ky., has introduced an option pod with key-switch for the company’s amGard range of modular safety gate switches. The option pod ensures an operative can only enter a potentially hazardous area when it is safe. It prevents inadvertent restart of the machinery while he or she is in...
  • Insulating glass manufacturers seek efficiency, labor savings
    Automation isn’t new. Manufacturers can recite the benefits of automated insulating glass production: higher efficiency, increased units per shift, reduced failure rates and so forth. Given that, why are only an estimated 25 percent of IG manufacturers fully automated? “Automation is the way they have to go to compete,” says Eric Vidmar, president of Anlin Window Systems in...
  •  I will guess that the connotation of the word “forensics” in the title causes you to have an immediate negative reaction. But I implore you to read on because we at Architectural Testing Inc. of York, Pa., intend to help manufacturers and contract glaziers start the pendulum swinging the other way with regard to wall-leakage problems. Let’s start by establishing a general...
  • Artists have long decorated the surface of annealed glass with thin pieces of colored substrate and used heat to fuse them to the surface. The thermal tempering of such fused glass panes has been of great interest to users of this material—particularly glass artists—and has been extremely difficult to achieve.The challengeResearchers at Schott AG in Germany conducted tests with...
  • Glass provides many benefits in solar energy performance as well as aesthetics. To that end, numerous combinations of substrate colors, coating types, glass thicknesses, heat treatments, spandrel colors, silk-screen patterns, interlayers and air spacers are available in the marketplace today from a wide range of suppliers. This complexity could pose a challenge when its time to order glass for a...
  • Even the magnificent natural beauty of Hawaii can benefit from man-made innovation. The area between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki in Hawaii gets a much-needed face-lift, thanks in part to a new mixed use development currently under construction. The design team at ELS Architecture and Urban Design in Berkeley, Calif., was hired by developer General Growth Properties of Chicago to create a mixed...
  • Early in the 20th century, the major glass manufacturing companies located in Toledo bestowed the moniker, “the City of Glass” on their hometown.Edward Drummond Libbey, president of the Libbey Glass Co., founded the Toledo Museum of Art in 1901. One hundred years later, the museum’s design selection committee traveled the world looking for an architect who could create a home...
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