Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • The basics: The Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., recently underwent a renovation and window replacement that helped the project receive a Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Architects for the project opted for super energy-efficient triple-glazed windows that improve air and comfort quality, while...
  • The basics: Fire-rated glass and glazing was critical to achieving the daylighting design goals for the renovation of Manhattan's 170 East 80th St. Kate Shin, president of WEmi:t LLC, and a group of investors discovered the townhome and decided to transform the space into a luxury lifestyle property. Integral to this process was rethinking the townhouse layout to improve light and ventilation....
  • The basics: The Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects named the $65 million Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle one of its 2013 Top Ten Green Projects. The program celebrates structures that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the...
  • *From June 11, 2013, to press time, July 2, 2013.
    Jury Indicts Five Individuals for Conspiracy to Smuggle Chinese Aluminum into the U.S.A Federal grand jury returned a threecount indictment against five individuals and three companies for conspiracy to smuggle Chinese aluminum into the United States, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The defendants are accused of conspiring to purchase aluminum from China, transship the aluminum to...
  • AGC exec talks codes, products, and why the industry’s future rests on everyone’s shoulders
    In an interview with Glass Magazine contributor Max Perilstein, Rodger Ruff, director of sales, primary, for AGC Glass Company North America, www.us.agc.com, talks about the current and future challenges facing the glass and glazing industry.
  • When commercial construction starts plummeted in 2009, the cover of the Glass Magazine forecast issue read: “We’ll use adversity to our advantage.” Four years later, that prediction is coming true, as glass and glazing companies emerge from what many describe as the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. It has been a difficult stretch for all of us. And while we still have a long way...
  • Digital Glass Visualizer, PPG Industries
    Glass color is a key factor in the product selection process but often the most difficult for architects to visualize. To help them understand how a glass product will look when installed on a commercial building, PPG has developed a Web-based Digital Glass Visualizer.
  • Penthouse Steam Enclosure, Met-tec Shower Enclosures
    This enclosure is from Met-tec’s Monumental custom, solid-brass, framed shower enclosure line, made from solid brass extrusions—plated to match the bathroom shower fixtures—for use with ½-inch clear, tempered glass.
  • Suntuitive, Pleotint LLC
    Pleotint’s proprietary Suntuitive interlayer does not rely on electriricy or software, so it transitions seamlessly between light and dark affordably without the threat of failure from these systems, according to Pleotint.
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters, Architectural Glass & Aluminum
    The headquarters building in Los Altos, Calif., is the largest Net Zero building in the state, according to glazier Architectural Glass & Aluminum.
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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...
  • 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...