Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • The commercial real estate market “is a train wreck in slow motion,” said Richard Parkus, head of commercial real estate debt research at Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, in a Jan. 18 Time magazine article. "Because it's in slow motion, people get this sense that it's really not happening. It is happening.”Indeed, analysts have been concerned about the health of the commercial...
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    “Our design team strives to achieve a balance between transparency and energy efficiency in glazing design. We accomplished natural daylighting in every classroom at Linden Grove Middle School.” — Matt Slagle, design architect, TowerPinkster. The basics: The exterior of the 142,000-square-foot Linden Grove Middle School, Kalamazoo, Mich., features a variety of structures, shapes...
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    The basics: Vancouver, BC's newly renovated and reopened Robson Square ice rink, temporarily renamed GE Plaza for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, features a striking glass dome that presented hurdles for fabricators and installers. “Every single piece of glass on that dome is different,” says Colin Rimes of Superior Glass, glazing contractor for the project. The project team...
  • When the management of the Treasure Island Resort Casino in Las Vegas recently acquired a priceless collection of Chinese artifacts to adorn the entrance of Khotan, their newly remodeled high-end Pan-Asian restaurant, they had three concerns: protection of the articles from casual contact, security against theft or vandalism, and how to achieve these goals while effectively showcasing the...
  • Readers reveal how they fared in 2009 and their expectations for the year ahead
    More than 800 glass companies representing the commercial, retail and fabrication markets participated in Glass Magazine’s 2010 State of the Industry survey, providing insight into how they did in 2009 and how they plan to remain profitable in what forecasters predict will be a challenging year ahead.
  • Tight lending standards have the industry in a chokehold, as builders and developers, business owners, and consumers struggle to secure the financing necessary to bankroll construction projects, invest in personnel and equipment, and purchase or remodel homes.
  • Retrofits and upgrades to high-performance glazing will be the major share of the market
    There is stimulus money in the pipeline, opening up big opportunities for glass and window manufacturers.
  • Nonresidential construction lags the overall economy by about one year, which means that the downturn in commercial and office building construction will continue through 2010 through early 2011.See attached PDF for more information.
  • The basics: The 160-story Burj Dubai, renamed Burj Khalifa at its Jan. 4 opening celebration, surpassed the 101-story Taipei 101 in Taiwan as the world’s tallest building, according to a Jan. 4 article from the New York Times. Burj Khalifa rises 2,717 feet and offers views that can reach 60 miles, according to the article. The tower is about twice the height of New York...
  • Bendheim Wall Systems Inc., Passaic, N.J., introduced its sample set and product literature. The kit comes in a sturdy, briefcase-style design and contains Lamberts’ six channel glass textures, including four exclusive patterns, low-E and Azur thermal performance coatings, and the exclusive low-iron channel glass option. The brochure provides detailed information about Lamberts’ range...
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