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  • 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....
  • This month’s column focuses on a topic that’s becoming increasingly “hot” within the International Code Councilcommunity. No, it’s not the use of Life Cycle Assessment in the International Codes. And it doesn’t address Environmental Product Declarations either. It’s a topic that, on the surface, might appear to be rather mundane—perhaps even dry. But it is a topic that has the potential to impact...
  • 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. 
  • Fabricators weigh in
    Glass fabrication is filled with complexities, from safety concerns associated with moving large lites to threat of breakage during and after production. If you are in the business, you know that cutting corners is not an option.On the flipside, your customers continue to apply price pressure, and improving your bottom line has never been more crucial.So, how do you reduce costs and maximize...
  • ONLINE ONLYA Look at LBNL's COMFEN SoftwareBuilding orientation plays a tremendous role in energy performance and occupant productivity. Solar heat gain and daylighting can vary greatly depending on the path of the sun, creating a unique set of considerations for each face of the building. However, orientation is often overlooked during the design phase, resulting in excessive heat gain or glare...
  • From March 7, 2014, to press time, April 8, 2014
    YKK AP America to Open New Manufacturing Facility in TexasYKK AP America announced final plans to launch a new manufacturing center in Coppell, Texas. The new facility, set to open in July, will be the first major manufacturing and logistics center for the company outside of the state of Georgia. “Texas is a continual focal point for YKK AP America as we look to expand in the local area, as well...
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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...
  • Read about the winners
    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...