September 1, 2010
The diversity and color of the field for the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race is matched by the product range of Sotraver, a local glass processing company. On an industrial estate located in the south-west of the city, Sotraver produces a huge variety of products, primarily using machines manufactured by Bystronic glass: Alongside laminated glass, customers can acquire the most diverse types...
August 31, 2010
Gardner Glass Products Inc.has expanded its capabilities with the addition of a high-performance water jet cutter and edger housed at the company’s facility in North Wilkesboro, N.C., according to an Aug. 23 release.The state-of-the-art water jet cutter is capable of making intricate cuts in glass of a variety of thicknesses. One of its primary applications is for backsplashes used in...
August 30, 2010
Spotlight on Las VegasSpecial GreatGlazing series for GlassBuild America 2010, Sept. 14-16 at the Las Vegas Convention CenterGlass close-upThe basics: Even the elevators stand out at the stunning glass-clad Aria Resort & Casino in the Las Vegas CityCenter. The 61-story hotel, with 4,003 guest rooms, earned Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and...
What is the secret to a good, working customer relationship?
August 25, 2010
CommercialJohn D'Amario, director of sales, C/S Erectors d/b/a CSE Facades, San Ramon, Calif."Some people would say I’m the last person qualified to answer this question, particularly in today’s 'buyer’s market,' where customers can be like the schoolyard bully. At a certain point, you have to give that bully a swift kick to earn his respect. Some customers appreciate a person who...
August 23, 2010
Spotlight on Las VegasSpecial GreatGlazing series for GlassBuild America 2010, Sept. 14-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center Photography ©Brad Feinknopf 2009 The basics: The Vdara Hotel & Spa, part of the 67-acre Las Vegas CityCenter, features a sleek patterned glass façade, enclosing the crescent shaped building. Large, horizontal windows offer sweeping views of the city...
Glaziers, solar integrators or electricians? Industry members discuss
August 20, 2010
As the solar market takes off and the BIPV market gains traction, solar panel installation opens up a big business opportunity for glass and glazing professionals.
How to properly prepare for expansion into foreign markets
August 19, 2010
Today's economy and construction market have prompted many glass and glazing manufacturers to consider taking on projects in other countries.
August 16, 2010
Video courtesy of YKK AP, Austell, Ga."The spans at first level were very high: 23 feet to the first support point. That's why the frames are so heavy, because you have so much internal steel to carry those loads." — Robert M. Rushing, Pre-construction Department manager, Architectural Aluminum Techniques, Orlando, Fla.The basics: Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla., the new home of the Orlando Magic,...
August 9, 2010
Photo by Matt Wargo, Architectural & Interior Photography, Philadelphia. The basics: The 100,000-square-foot King's Court English House Residence Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, originally built in 1915, underwent a major façade renovation in 2009, making it the most environmentally friendly and sustainable residence hall on the campus, according to a Wausau Window and Wall...
August 2, 2010
"The various cladding materials came together really nicely. ... It was a little tricky, and required a lot of layout and coordination, but most of the work we do is pretty detailed. We try to go after jobs like this. ... This project is almost like a catalog of all of the facades we do."—Jake Johnson, head project manager, United Panel Technologies Corp.The basics:The 55-room Nolitan luxury...