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  • The basics: On the banks of a stream in Elkhart, Ind., the water pavilion at The Wellfield Botanic Gardens features a slumped glass dome with cast glass details that reflect the gardens’ natural surroundings. The glazing systems needed to be understated to blend with the garden, while at the same time durable enough to withstand high traffic and changing weather. The players: Landscape...
  • The basics: The 300,000-square-foot Central Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport includes a 19-gate passenger concourse with an international arrivals facility, office space for building/airline support, a taxiway/apron and automated people mover, all housed in a three-story glass box outfitted with extensive daylighting and low-E glass to meet Leadership in Energy & Environmental...
  • What Was Your Most Challenging Project and What Did You Learn From It?
    CommercialNick Bagatelos, owner, Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems“The Sacramento International Airport consisted of 130,000 square feet of unitized curtain wall and rainscreen composite aluminum panel. The project was design-build and a hard bid in the midst of the Great Recession. We were limited to a 10-month schedule for complete design, laboratory testing and manufacture of the systems....
  • A glass and aluminum storefront or curtain wall that is fabricated and installed as a panel system is referred to in the industry as a unitized system. Until now, unitized systems have only been used for curtainwall high-rise and multi-story building applications. However, the industry has increasingly demanded unitized storefront systems for largescaleapplications. This has led to further...
  • All companies must have current and adequate insurance coverage, but the insurance marketplace can be confusing, making it hard to know if you have what you need. Consider the following practical guidelines when selecting insurance.If you’re a consultant…Professional liability concerns typically involve the economic impacts that flow from allegations of faulty design or product specification....
  • *From April 8, 2014, to press time, May 6, 2014.
    Glass Manufacturers Announce Price IncreasesGuardian Industries, PPG Industries and Pilkington North America announced price increases for float glass products this April. In a letter to North American customers, Guardian officials attributed the increase to “higher costs for the materials and services used in manufacturing and distribution of high quality glass products.” PPG attributed the...
  • If there is one take-away from this year’s Glass Magazine Top 50 Glaziers report, it is that things are getting better for U.S. glazing contractors. The turmoil of the market fallout and resulting company closures has subsided. And the companies emerging from the downturn are smarter and leaner than ever.In 2010, when the market was arguably at its worst for glazing contractors, 65 percent of Top...
  • View various commercial and residential projects featuring specialty—fire-rated, impact and dynamic—glass applications. 
  • The basics: The Scentsy company recently moved onto an expansive new campus in Meridian, Idaho, complete with a 168,000-square-foot, six-story office tower featuring a glass and ACM panel façade. Designed to reflect earth, water, light and air, the office building capitalizes on light, as employees and visitors enjoy expansive outside views on three sides of the building.  The...
  • The basics: Seeking to increase energy efficiency, Apple Education Services, owners of an old elementary school building that now houses the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School in Buffalo, N.Y., chose to replace 460 outdated windows with tilt & turn replacement windows. Manufactured with a bronze exterior color and a white interior, the windows provide the building with a refreshed new...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    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...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
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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...