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  • It’s here, it’s bigger, and it’s shinier. GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 19-21, will be abuzz with energy as attendees and exhibitors from across the world gather to educate, learn and show their wares in the architectural glass and residential fenestration industries.More than 440 companies were already signed up...
  • During summer, when living is hot and humid and aluminum framing can get too fiery to handle, glaziers must take precautions to protect workers from dehydration and heat stroke. “We’re more conscious of our laborers’ health” during these months, says Robby Sauls, general manager for Harmon Inc. in Lithia Springs, Ga...
  • The basics: 37-story, 1.25-million-square-foot Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center Hotel; $355 million; opened December 2005. The players: Architects, Klipp, Denver, Brennan Beer Gorman Architects, New York City, Harold Massop Associates, Denver; general contractor, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo.; window systems, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis.; contract glazier...
  • Out of 55 people who attended a recent job fair at Craftsman Fabricated Glass Inc. in Houston, managers only found 11 they would consider for hire. Only eight candidates of the 11 passed the drug test; and the remaining candidates all failed background checks, says Bob Lawrence, president...
  • The basics: Bellevue, Wash.’s tallest building, 1 Lincoln Tower, 42-story, hotel and condominium tower, part of the $500 million Lincoln Square retail complex; opened fall 2005. The players: Architect, Sclater Partners Architects, Seattle, Mithun Architects+Designers+Planners, Seattle, James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver, B.C.; general contractor, Baugh Construction Co., now part of...
  •   The basics: Davenport, Iowa, glass and steel skybridge; $7.4 million; 50 feet high, spanning about 600 feet; completed June 2005. The players: Architects, Holabird & Root, Chicago, and Neumann Monson Architects, Iowa City; general contractor, Russell Construction Co., Davenport, Iowa; contract glazier, East Moline Glass Co., East Moline, Ill.; glass fabricators, Oldcastle Glass,...
  • The nation’s green building trend continues to drive demand for high-performance glass despite rising prices, architects say...
  •   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...
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