Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • It’s not just pretty, it’s also practical.In October, the 53-story building at 111 S. Wacker in Chicago became the world’s first high-rise certified at the gold level in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Core and Shell Development program of the U.S. Green Building Council.Designed by Goettsch Partners of Chicago, formerly Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects, the 1...
  •  Architects tout green buildings and sustainable design; fabricators trumpet low-emissivity and insulating glass products, all in the spirit of creating energy-efficient buildings. What about energy-saving manufacturing and production, though? Each year, the U.S. glass industry uses more than 250 trillion British Thermal Units to produce 21 million tons of glass, according to the U.S....
  • A work in progress
    For a growing number of glazing contractors and material suppliers, blast-hazard mitigation serves as a significant line of business. Yet many remain unfamiliar with the nature of the threats or the ways glass hazards may be mitigated. Their only exposure comes from bid documents that typically present minimum requirements and little information about how the glazing solutions were selected or...
  • The proliferation of stadium construction during the past 10 years indicates the importance of sports in the lives of Americans. However, today’s stadiums serve more than the sporting needs of a city; they have become venues for business and entertainment. Further, the use of glass in stadium construction soars. Glass appears in press boxes, interior railings, super boxes and even exterior...
  • Parking is an essential element of most any property. Yet North Americans rarely exhibit creativity when it comes to building parking structures that protect and contain their automobiles, sports utility vehicles and trucks. Typically, ramps and garages stand as bland and boring concrete bunkers that dominate the streetscape or become invisible with hidden underground entrances and shrouded...
  • Record number of attendees, more foreign exhibitors
    After an 18-month wait, a record 9,000 registrants and almost 500 exhibitors made their way to GlassBuild America in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center during the show’s new fall timeframe.
  • Innovation reduces cost of production
    At least two equipment manufacturers refine the workings of machinery that tempers and bends glass for architectural, display and shower-door applications without having to construct costly and time-consuming molds for each shape. Glasstech Inc. of Perrysburg, Ohio, plans to display the 1,520-millimeter-wide Tight Radius Cylindrical Bending and Tempering System at Vitrum in Milan Oct. 5-8. The...
  • Code officials in coastal states respond to legislative mandates to improve quality of construction
    Code officials in coastal states respond to legislative mandates to improve quality of construction.
  • For consumers, the path to buying fenestration products that meet hurricane-impact codes looks like a route through a plateful of pasta
    For consumers, the path to buying fenestration products that meet hurricane-impact codes looks like a route through a plateful of pasta.
  • It’s a large sail that launches Milan.That’s how the Italians describe the New Milan Trade Fair that opened March 31. Located in Rho-Pero along the axis from Milan to the international airport of Malpensa, the New Fair’s magnificent and colossal structure occupies a gross floor area of 530,000 square meters, with eight pavilions large enough to hold Saint Peter’s Square...
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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...