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  • "The curtain wall islike a piece of art in itself, like a transparent canvas draped from the exterior. The system was custom-engineered to accommodate the museum's specific loads and long spans."—Dave DeBettignies, regional sales manager, Wausau Window and Wall Systems.The basics:Architects of the 53,000-square-foot addition to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, describe...
  • How do you reward top-performing employees?
    CommercialJohn Heinaman, president, Heinaman Contract Glazing, Lake Forest, Calif."For our top performers, we offer promotions, and with promotions we provide additional compensation. We also offer our top performers perks, like being able to come to [GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo] and the [BEC Conference]. They also get more opportunities to, for example, play golf with...
  • How the glass and glazing industry in North America is capitalizing on solar energy
    Players involved in solar glazing in North America 
  • Specification of solar energy products higher than average in dorm, education, amusement projects
    Although the specification rate of solar panels and photovoltaic cells (1.89 percent) is low in commercial construction, certain sectors are specifying solar energy products at significantly higher rates than average, according to data from McGraw-Hill Construction, New York. Most notable among these sectors are dormitory and education projects, as well as amusement projects (e.g., stadiums,...
  • How to develop useful detail drawings for exterior building envelope systems
    The attached article focuses on how much information is deemed sufficient when developing details for exterior building envelope systems such as glazing, architectural metal and masonry wall systems. Discussion areas are applicable to any commercial building project with typical and custom design conditions. This article also discusses how a range of users—from the architect to the installer...
  • Industry waits for economy to turn; code changes to spur green product use, retrofits
    "Cautiously optimistic" could describe the mood at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, in Las Vegas. Although it might be another 12 to 18 months before the industry experiences an upturn (See "Economy not headed for double-dip recession,"), positive discussion surrounded the green building and commercial retrofit markets."I think it's going to be a long, cold...
  • The basics: A custom glass and aluminum lighted "globe" is the central design element of the $27 million, 70,000-square-foot Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise facility at the Research Park of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The structure was created as a custom skylight, rises nearly six stories and reaches 47 feet at its widest diameter.The players: Architect, Architects...
  • Product and event coverage from the show floor in Düsseldorf, Germany, Sept. 28-Oct. 1.
  • "Green office buildings are not a new trend. They are becoming the new standard. Like property owners, occupants also are more sophisticated about their wants and needs in an office space."—Kevin Robbins, regional sales manager, Wausau Window and Wall Systems. The basics: The prominent office and retail complex 901 K St. in Washington, D.C., was designed and built to achieve Gold...
  • Insurance issues to take into consideration
    In part one of this article series on how to properly prepare for expansion into foreign markets, we examined the importance of researching foreign countries' business and legal climates, employment laws, tax policies and cultural customs. Here, we will look at the insurance issues companies should investigate prior to beginning work overseas.
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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...
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