Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Sedak's new oversized glass technology expands design capabilities
    Oversized glass has taken on new meaning in recent years, as glass companies have pushed the envelope to create larger lite sizes to meet architectural demands. Maximizing on the big glass trend, sedak Gmbh introduced fabrication capabilities for extra-oversized glass, supplying glass lites up to about 50 feet long. Initially, sedak, based in Gersthofen, Germany, was approached by a Fortune 500...
  • An advance look at new products on the show floor in Las Vegas
    GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host about 375 exhibitors, including more than 100 from outside the United States, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 9-11. Note: booth numbers are subject to change. Visit www.glassbuildamerica.com for the most up-to-date information.PPG Industries will showcase its latest product in the Solarban line of architectural...
  • The basics: Located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the West Court of the National Academy of Sciences’ headquarters underwent a renovation project with a mission to create a building using sustainable preservation practices. The building integrates modern systems, materials and infrastructure within the historic fabric of the building. Skylights enclose three courtyards to create new...
  • The basics: Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the glass-studded Arena Corinthians, the football stadium that hosted six games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil—including the opening game—features an original, modern design, heavily accented by extra-clear glass, selected for its aesthetic qualities for use in the façades, balustrades and VIP lounges. The arena’s architects wanted a design...
  • Advancements across all segments of the glass business, on display at GlassBuild America
    The glass industry is innovating at a never-before-seen pace. As the construction market has improved in recent years, companies have developed better-performing products, available in seemingly unlimited options. And new machinery and equipment, tools and software have allowed those products to be fabricated, transported and installed more easily and efficiently.These advancements will be on...
  • *From May 6, 2014, to press time, June 7, 2014
    School to Replace Glass with Metal Panels after FailureA glass panel fractured and fell from the atrium at Rogue Community College Higher Education Center in Medford, Ore, covering furniture and hitting two students. School officials plan to remove all of the glass panels lining the atrium and replace them with metal panels, according to the Mail Tribune.J.E. Berkowitz to Add Space, Capabilities...
  • What are the most exciting innovations that have come out of the glass industry in the last few years?
    CommercialRick Nelson, president, Northwestern Industries“With the changes in energy codes, it has created some interesting challenges to all the glass manufacturers to develop new products. Before all the new coatings became available the only way to meet solar control was making the glass darker or more reflective. Today everyone wants to increase the solar control and at the same time also...
  • The basics: Orchestra Hall, home of the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis, originally opened in 1974 and received a major renovation completed in July 2013. The renovation includes a new all-glass curtain wall, the majority of which incorporates 23,400 square feet of conventionally glazed aluminum pressure-wall system. While this system is specifically engineered for the required high-span...
  • A look at the glass and glazing industry products on display in Chicago
    View some of the glass industry products on the show floor during AIA 2014 in the following photo galleries:AIA 2014, Gallery 1: Products from LaCantina Doors, IBP Glass Floor Systems, PPG, KLEIN, C.R. Laurence, AGNORA, Rockwood, Walker Glass and KawneerAIA 2014, Gallery 2: Products from Major Industries, Kolbe, Custom Window by Wausau, Pella/EFCO, PEMKO, NanaWall, Sedak and Linetec Video from...
  • The basics: More than 400 tons of one-inch-thick double-paned plate glass make up the Glass Labyrinth, a sculpture by legendary artist Robert Morris, which was built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo. The 62-foot by 62-foot by 62-foot, 7-foot-tall clear glass labyrinth is comprised of 53 pieces of large glass...
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