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  • Corner glazing glitters night and day
    Like the prow of a ship, the dramatic outcropping of glass on the Global Learning Center overhangs Interstate 75/85 as the road cleaves Atlanta. The eye-grabbing, 60-foot cantilevered lantern at Technology Square hums with light day and night. It invites commuters, perhaps even lures them, to take the very next exit. This is luminary as herald: It proclaims that exciting events take place in...
  • Cleveland federal building becomes energy efficient with window inserts
    As the 2005 deadline requiring federal buildings to reduce energy use by 30 percent draws near, property managers who haven’t addressed the issue look for a cost-effective solution that requires minimal installation time and pays for itself in less than 10 years, as required by Executive Order 12902. The Anthony J. Celebreeze Federal Building in Cleveland represents one energy savings...
  • By rights, the terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, should have made the world, and the international construction industry, skittish about society's ongoing fascination with skyscrapers and mega high-rise buildings.This clearly proves not the case, as seen by May’s CIB World Building Congress 2004 in Toronto. Members of the CIB, the Conseil International du...
  • Consider anchorage conditions, workmanship and future maintenance while planning
    Second in a series Glass-and-metal curtain walls can provide an attractive, durable and cost-effective cladding solution, but in many buildings, these wall systems are plagued with problems ranging from air and water leakage to falling trim covers. The first article on page 82 of April Glass Magazine discussed some of the most common curtain-wall design problems that afflict owners, architects...
  • Brad KittermanPresident and CEOAGC Flat Glass North America Alpharetta, Ga.During the past three years, AGC Flat Glass North America  has undergone a name change and an internal restructuring. How have these changes benefited the operation? Change is the nature of business these days. We’re constantly analyzing and challenging the way we do things to be more efficient in how we run our...
  • A buyer's market
    Architectural glassLow-E gray-green glass Officials from Pittsburgh’s PPG Industries developed Solarban 80 Optiblue glass. It is Solarban 80 low-E glass combined with blue-green Optiblue glass, and has a metallic gray-green exterior tint and neutral gray interior appearance. In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit, Solarban 80 Optiblue produces a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23...
  • Promotions, new employees
    Wausau Window and Wall SystemsArmed with a Six Sigma/Lean manufacturing Green Belt, Brian Vanden Heuvel says he’s working up to his most significant career accomplishment: the Fall 2008 opening of Wausau’s new manufacturing center that will consolidate company operations. He’s directing and implementing staffing and facility improvement for the center, currently under...
  • Acugard 3 LE prevents doors from closing on elderly, handicapped
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    Nabco Entrances of Muskego, Wis., has added a new door mounted sensor for low energy doors to its Acugard line of swing door sensors. The Acugard 3 LE adds extra pedestrian protection to low energy swing doors. It is a bar type sensor that can be mounted on the approach side of the door to prevent it from closing on slower moving traffic, such as the elderly or handicapped, until they are through...
  • Innovative Designs
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    One, two snap!Encina Wastewater Authority building “This is the first project in the United States to use both [Solar and Prismasolar] textures.” — Marc Fink, marketing and sales manager, Bendheim Wall SystemsThe basics: The Encina Wastewater Authority building in Carlsbad, Calif., that looks out onto the Pacific Ocean features a large facade of textured horizontal channel glass...
  • Future of commercial skylight market looks up
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    Sunlight represents sustainability and other benefits of replacing noxious fossil fuel byproducts. As pressure to save energy mounts, green architecture and building movement drive increased use of daylighting, and the future of skylights looks bright, says John McHugh, lead technical engineer, Heschong Mahone Group Inc., Fair Oaks, Calif. Evolving building energy codes, such as the California...
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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...