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  • When designing an addition to a 1930s-era home in Chevy Chase, Md., architect David Jameson of Alexandria, Va., chose to pair more than 300 square feet of glazing against the home’s original dark exterior.The 400-square-foot Nutman addition, completed in early 2004, consists of a glass-enclosed breakfast room and kitchen projected from the heavy, brick colonial home, Jameson says.“[...
  • A work in progress
    For a growing number of glazing contractors and material suppliers, blast-hazard mitigation serves as a significant line of business. Yet many remain unfamiliar with the nature of the threats or the ways glass hazards may be mitigated. Their only exposure comes from bid documents that typically present minimum requirements and little information about how the glazing solutions were selected or...
  • The proliferation of stadium construction during the past 10 years indicates the importance of sports in the lives of Americans. However, today’s stadiums serve more than the sporting needs of a city; they have become venues for business and entertainment. Further, the use of glass in stadium construction soars. Glass appears in press boxes, interior railings, super boxes and even exterior...
  • Parking is an essential element of most any property. Yet North Americans rarely exhibit creativity when it comes to building parking structures that protect and contain their automobiles, sports utility vehicles and trucks. Typically, ramps and garages stand as bland and boring concrete bunkers that dominate the streetscape or become invisible with hidden underground entrances and shrouded...
  • Record number of attendees, more foreign exhibitors
    After an 18-month wait, a record 9,000 registrants and almost 500 exhibitors made their way to GlassBuild America in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center during the show’s new fall timeframe.
  • Their facilities create a rich market
    Starting from choosing appropriate glazing to glass specification and installation, there’s no room for error when installing glass in hospitals because patient care is at stake.
  • Innovation reduces cost of production
    At least two equipment manufacturers refine the workings of machinery that tempers and bends glass for architectural, display and shower-door applications without having to construct costly and time-consuming molds for each shape. Glasstech Inc. of Perrysburg, Ohio, plans to display the 1,520-millimeter-wide Tight Radius Cylindrical Bending and Tempering System at Vitrum in Milan Oct. 5-8. The...
  • An electrician must do part of the job
    Installing Thermique windows requires a trained glazier to set the insulating glass unit and route the electrical leads correctly into the window frame, and a licensed electrician to terminate the electrical wiring connections.  
  • Code officials in coastal states respond to legislative mandates to improve quality of construction
    Code officials in coastal states respond to legislative mandates to improve quality of construction.
  • For consumers, the path to buying fenestration products that meet hurricane-impact codes looks like a route through a plateful of pasta
    For consumers, the path to buying fenestration products that meet hurricane-impact codes looks like a route through a plateful of pasta.
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