Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Weigh the subcontractors’ pros and cons
    Viewed from the street or the interior, design-build projects remain indistinguishable from their design-bid-build siblings: they have the same range of shapes, sizes, complexities and applications. They pose the same challenges of structural integrity, performance and appearance. Many argue that, managed effectively, design-build projects shorten schedules, improve accountability, increase owner...
  • Help owners squeeze the last bit of efficiency into the design of these bread-and-butter projects
    Glazing figures prominently in a series of small office buildings showcased in the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings. The guide was published in 2005 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers of Atlanta; the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Department of Energy, both in Washington, D.C.; the Illuminating Engineering Society...
  • Advance the argument for incorporating photovoltaics in new construction
    The generation of clean electricity is an overbearing issue in today’s American economy. With the requirements of reducing the use of foreign fuel, coupled with the need to reduce greenhouse gases, photovoltaics have become a market force within the construction industry. Solar electricity is the effect of generating electricity when exposing a semiconductor to light.Recent increases in...
  • In 2002, Los Angeles officials approved an ordinance requiring that all public buildings in excess of 7,500 square feet be certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council of Washington, D.C. Among the first buildings to achieve those ratings were two concrete block-and-glass branch libraries completed in 2003. The libraries were the subjects of an...
  •   The basics: An 8.5-meter long self-supporting glass staircase stood as the centerpiece of the Glass Technology Live hall at the Glasstec trade fair last week in Düsseldorf, Germany. The staircase features a new technique in which fittings are laminated into the glass rather than attached through a point-fixed method. The players: Engineering, fabrication, installation, fittings and...
  • Link to Part One and Part Two of the labor series.Managers for Harmon Inc. out of Eden Prairie, Minn., often look to colleges and universities when finding new additions to its project teams, says Steve Griest, general manager at the glazier’s Chicago office...
  • 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 while providing views of the Mississippi River and the city’s historic waterfront structures. The $125 million building opened in June. The players: Architects, Jean Nouvel, Paris,...
  • Despite the growing workforce crisis in the construction industry, many glaziers report they do find enough employees. However, they often find just enough bodies to fill positions, not trained workers who can take on any job in the field...
  • The basics: Architects aimed to maximize transparency with the grand glass entrance addition to the General Motors Renaissance Center, or RenCen, in Detroit. Completed in January 2005, the $500 million renovation includes the 43,100-square-foot football-shaped entrance of point-supported glazing and all-glass circulation ring. The players: Architect,...
  • Side by side, the price of fire- and impact-resistant products can’t hold up to the low cost of traditional wired glass products, causing many school officials and architects to dismiss alternative products...
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