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  • In 2005, Hurricane Wilma sparked an interest toward moving the laminated lite of an insulating glass unit to the outboard position. Now, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., offers coatings on the # 4 surface of the laminated insulating unit, a significant performance enhancement over placing the coating on the second surface of the unit, according to a June 21 release. Prior to this recent trend...
  • The basics: When the Hot Springs School District, Hot Springs, Ark., needed to alleviate overcrowding in its existing facilities, they decided to build a new, larger intermediate school — a state-of-the-art facility, with sustainability at the forefront. The building envelope of aluminum, glass and brick offers increased daylighting and improved energy efficiency, and an open floor plan...
  • The basics: The newest addition to Denver’s Auraria Higher Education Center, the $120 million Auraria Science Building opened in September 2009 as a premiere teaching facility for students from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. The existing Science Building was built in the early 1970s and is being renovated for an...
  • Custom Components, Tampa, released its new online store, according to a June 18 release. The new e-commerce site provides 24/7 ordering capability of an extensive line of interior and exterior railing products and accessories. Customers can easily navigate, select products and checkout in a safe and secure shopping environment.“Web users are more discriminating than ever, and as a result,...
  • The basics: The Schermerhorn, a permanent affordable housing residence in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., features an innovative horizontal channel glass façade. The building houses 217 units for single adults, with more than 50 percent reserved for formerly homeless and individuals with special needs. According to Bendheim Wall Systems officials, the Schermerhorn is the largest horizontal channel glass...
  • Despite challenging industry conditions, the Top 50 Glaziers completed a variety of impressive projects in 2009, many of them re-inventing themselves along the way.
    Despite challenging industry conditions, the Top 50 Glaziers completed a variety of impressive projects in 2009, many of them re-inventing themselves along the way.
  • Product requires specific production procedures
    Spacer selection can play a significant role in the overall thermal performance of the insulating glass.
  • Percentage of renovation projects increases slightly among Glass Magazine’s 50 glaziers
    The retrofit market is poised to take off in the next few years. Below is a look at the change in the average ratio of new construction vs. renovation projects among Glass Magazine’s 50 Glaziers in the last five years.
  • What are you expecting to take away from GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo?
    CommercialPaul Main, vice president, regional manager, Southwest region, Trainor Glass Co., Alsip, Ill.I'm looking forward to [the Glazing Executives Forum] and GlassBuild America in Las Vegas. The GEF is a great opportunity for glazing contractors to learn and network with peers from across the industry. Jason Baumgarten from [FMI Corp., Raleigh, N.C.,] will present on managing labor costs, and...
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    The basics: Completed in 2009, the 58-story, $350-million Millennium Tower in San Francisco is clad in blue glass, resembling a translucent crystal. The residential tower, also known as 301 Mission St., is the fourth-tallest building in San Francisco and features 350,000 square feet of glass. The players: Architect, Handel Architects, San Francisco; owner, Millennium Partners, New York City;...
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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...
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