Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Complex subject made easy
    Would you want to consider a “climate” inside your insulating glass unit? Probably not. During manufacture, a volume of air is trapped in IG at a certain temperature and relative humidity, then exposed to the forces of nature, heat, cold and pressures. Without a desiccant to dry the air space, the trapped moisture condenses and creates “rain” inside the IG when the...
  • Tap into this burgeoning market
    Many glass fabricators are cutting stone—mainly for kitchen countertops—and making a profit out of it.“The granite end of our business rapidly catches up to the glass end,” says Mike Bell, president of Bell Mirror and Glass in Wichita, Kan. About two years ago, Bell invested more than $250,000 to create The Countertop Place because, “the market seemed to be getting...
  • LiteSentry machine spies defects before glass leaves the production line
    The Hawkeye Scratch and Defect Inspection System addresses the subjectivity of human inspection and consistently identifies defective glass before it is shipped to the customer or before more processing.
  • Don’t be last on the job
    Traditionally, glass has become the last thing installed on a base building. Therefore, glaziers have found it necessary to be creative in seeking ways to get in earlier.
  • A red-carpet preview of the products, exhibitors and seminars
    For three days, industry professionals worldwide will be drawn to Atlanta for a show that has grown to combine architectural glass, glazing and fabrication industries and the residential window and door industry in one venue.
  • How to work with artists
    Bringing the glass artist into the architectural planning process as early as possible allows the artwork to be seamlessly integrated into the project.
  • Caltrans District 7 headquarters in Los Angeles a striking addition to the bustling boulevards of downtown. The building is an architectural testament to the state transportation agency that made metropolitan L.A. the eminent car-crazed city.
  • By Ann Lallande
    In some municipalities around the country, it can be a challenge for sunroom and patio-enclosure manufacturers to obtain building permits for their products.
  • A starting point
    Contract glaziers, fabricators and glass-shop owners prefer comprehensive business software that keeps track of current and potential orders and manages resources on the back end. Most make do with a custom solution, or a series of programs that serves various purposes. Many readers call and ask for suggestions on where to get business and production software. To that end, Editorial Assistant...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...