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  • Then Ray Adcox and his team of glaziers from John Ulrey’s Glass & Mirror in Seymour, Ind., won the bid for the 4,000-square-foot Irwin Union Bank project, they anticipated a lofty challenge.“In looking at the blue prints we realized this project had something we had not seen before: channel glass,” says Adcox, project manager for the contract glazier. “Of the other...
  • Architects for the Milwaukee Public Market in Wisconsin used about 8,150 square feet of exterior glass to illuminate the shopping areas with natural daylight.Maximizing transparency, however, made controlling solar heat gain and ultraviolet light critical in the food market setting, says project architect Paul Rushing, associate for Kubala Washatko Architects Inc. in Cedarburg, Wis.“We had...
  • The basics: The dark blue-clad 285,000-square-foot Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis features a range of custom glazing that maximizes daylight in gathering spaces and provides views of the Mississippi River and the city’s historic waterfront structures. The $125 million building opened in June. The players:Architect, Jean Nouvel, www.jeannouvel.com, Paris, Architectural Alliance,...
  • With temperatures well below zero, driving winds and snow, and little to no sunlight for half the year, working as a contract glazier in Alaska is not for the faint of heart...
  •  The original glazing systems “let in too much light, were unable to maintain gallery-required temperature range, and there were leaks when it rained. It got to the point where they felt like they couldn’t display artwork in the facility. … We had to rebuild the whole system and make it look exactly like it did before.”—Neil McClelland, associate façade...
  • Click here to read exclusive coverage of the India trade fair. Energy efficiency was the buzz word at the seminars Dec. 9 during the second day of the 4th International Glass Technology Seminar & Trade Show in India, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi...
  •  “Libraries are always thought of as depositories of knowledge, but we wanted it to be more of a learning and interactive experience.”—Robert Miller, architect The basics: The 18,400-square-foot Ballard Library in Seattle, that opened in May 2005 and cost $10.9 million, received green recognition from the American Institute of Architects of Washington, D.C., in large...
  • Read part one, part two and part three of the e-glass Special Series on immigration.In the Nov. 28 edition of e-glass weekly, several company managers reported that their immigrant workforce has helped them get through the growing labor shortage in the glass industry. However, industry representatives warn companies need to take all appropriate steps to ensure they hire legal immigrant...
  • The basics: The 8,375-square-foot, $1.4 million expanded entry lobby enclosure to the 200 W. Madison office building in Chicago features all-glass walls and an all-glass roof. Completed in November 2005. The players: Architect, Powell/Kleinschmidt, Chicago; contract glazier, Harmon Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn.; glass supplier, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; system supplier, Novum Structures LLC,...
  • Read part one and part two of the e-glass Special Series on immigration.Q & A with Jim Wendorff Officials from Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., announced Nov. 14 that the company received a $284,000 grant to start the Special Incumbent Worker Training Program aimed at its immigrant workers. In partnership with Riverland Community College in Owatonna, Viracon developed a program addressing...
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