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  • 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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    “The ‘egg’ is a true ellipse. And because the ellipse of the building has multiple radii, creating a smooth curvature was challenging. The splay portion of the curtain wall left little room for error.” —  John Schang, architect, Caldwell Associates. The basics: The 95,430-square-foot, four-story Cancer Center of Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla., features a...
  • The climb out of this recessionary trough will be mild and extend through 2011
    Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst, Institute for Trend Research , Concord, N.H., will make a presentation on the economy at the Glazing Executives Forum at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, Las Vegas. Sahely Mukerji, senior editor, Glass Magazine, spoke to Dietrich about his presentation and the current trends in the economy.
  • Whether creating a bid for a general contractor, or pricing a new window for a customer,estimating and quoting software provides users a host of tools to ensure accuracyand efficiency. Compiled and researched by the editors of Glass Magazine, thefollowing chart reviews the capabilities, requirements and costs of a variety of estimatingprograms available to the industry. Future charts will include...
  • PPG exec discusses LEED recycling and life cycle assessment criteria
    Our industry has many incredible and fascinating talents, and a lot of times they fly under the radar. With this new interview series, my goal is to spotlight some of these amazing people and their viewpoints. First up is James Bogdan, manager, Sustainability Marketing Initiatives, for PPG Industries, Pittsburgh. I look to him as the premier “go-to” guy when it comes to green glazing...
  • Recladding is going to change the face of our cities, says Elliot Kracko, chairman and CEO of Gamma International, with U.S. offices in New York City and Miami. “This year, the trend is beginning to accelerate, as owners and developers look to capitalize on upgrades rather than new construction,” he says.Increasingly, owners of high-rise commercial and residential buildings are...
  • Commercial architects are demanding clear, transparent, smooth, distortion-free and environmentally friendly fire-rated glass-ceramic, because it offers more aesthetically appealing protection. The problem: it’s an incredibly difficult and energy-intensive product to make.
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    “The project was designed with a hurricane-resistant, insulating laminated glass that made the pre-glazed window panels heavy. We had to use a engineered mechanical jack/small crane to be as productive as possible with this heavy load window panels. We actually had to run two shifts in our shop -- 24 hours -- for one month to be able to have enough pre-glazed window panels, for how fast our...
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