Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  •   The basics: Perspectives Charter School, an angular-shaped, 30,500-square-foot, $4.5 million complex of glass and metal in Chicago, to be replicated in eight schools through 2010. The players: Architect, Perkins+Will, Chicago; general contractor, Levine Construction Inc., Deerfield, Ill.; curtain-wall supplier, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis.; glass fabricators, Pdc Glass...
  • The curved façade of solar modules that greets visitors to the $25 million Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., represents a growing trend in architecture, says Tom Mifflin, engineer for Wausau Window and Wall Systems in Wausau, Wis.“The trend in [building-integrated photovoltaics] and the solar industry in general are just growing phenomenally,” Mifflin says....
  • The architecture of the new building for the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Structural Biology Research Center in Buffalo, N.Y., expresses one overriding idea: openness.“We wanted to take the mystery out of our science,” explains Jane F. Griffin, principal research scientist at the institute. “We were very interested in having a very open building so people in the...
  • Options on the table
    Shopping for a new cutting table? There are many options to consider. Click here (23KB, Adobe Acrobat) for a collection of features for many brands sold in the United States. Equipment manufacturers, if your brand of cutting table isn’t shown, please write Jane Holtje at janeh@glass.org, and have your information added to the chart. 
  • Simple device helps to determine the correct side
    Window installation has become more difficult because glaziers must ensure proper orientation of low-emissivity coatings.While fabricators have various means of determining low-e orientation during the manufacturing of insulating glass units, glaziers’ few conventional methods for on-site verification have proven ineffective, until the advent of portable detectors. With these devices,...
  • With the 2006 edition of the international codes barely off the press, the 2006-07 International Code Council’s code-change cycle has already begun. Although at the time this was written the ICC had not posted the record-breaking 2,300 proposals submitted for this cycle on www.iccsafe.org, it is possible to get an idea what the “hot” topics for glass and glazing will be, based...
  • While giving lip service to collaboration with members of the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association of Topeka, Kan., Donn Harter, president, Americas Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., announced May 13 that he filed proposed amendments to the International Building Code to regulate construction of shower enclosures.In early May, Harter said he filed the amendments with the International...
  • In the hit movie “What Women Want,” Mel Gibson experiences a sudden ability to actually hear what women think.  With his gift, he gains astonishing insight into how to change his actions to get what he wants from the women in his life. While we don’t have Gibson’s crystal ball to understand building officials’ innermost thoughts, we took some time to listen to...
  • Preserving and improving older buildings offer glazing contractors great opportunity and challenge. With new construction projects, aesthetic and performance criteria can be clearly defined by owner, architect and construction team, and window systems can be engineered, fabricated and installed per the specifications. With renovation projects, the glazing contractor and window systems...
  • Lean manufacturing is about to get leaner with radio frequency identification. Officials from GED Integrated Solutions of Twinsburg, Ohio, now enter the final testing stages of adding RFID to its Glass-On-Demand scheduling system...
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