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  • The basics: The new headquarters of EnCana Corp., Calgary, Alberta, one of the largest natural gas producers of North America, will be an 810-foot, 58-story office tower. Slated to be completed in 2011, "The Bow" tower will be the tallest in western Canada, according to officials from Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif. About 3,300 EnCana employees will relocate from...
  • Existing buildings, commercial and institutional sectors head activity
    Green construction promises to show an uptick in the next few years as a direct consequence of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that includes $39 billion in energy investments at the Department of Energy and $20 billion in tax incentives for clean energy.Click on the link below to download a free PDF of charts that show the growth of green construction across the globe and in...
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    The basics: The 405,560-square-foot, 19-story Rosewood Court is a luxury office development in Dallas that houses high-end office space, retail space, an on-site restaurant and a fitness center, and features low-emissivity glass. The players: Architect, HKS Architects Inc., Dallas; owner, Rosewood Property Co., Dallas; glass fabricator, Vitro America, Memphis; glazing contractor, Oak...
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    The renovations and newly constructed buildings at Manheim Township (Pa.) High School are expected to earn a silver designation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
  • How is the current economic situation an opportunity for your company?
    CommercialBill Trainor, division manager, Trainor Glass Co., Colorado Division, DenverThe current economic climate has created challenges for us as it has for most companies. Our goal has been to find opportunities in this climate. The first step is to stay focused and stay positive, now is the time to strengthen our staff, our customer base, and move into markets we have not pursued in the...
  • The W Scottsdale Hotel and Residences, Scottsdale, Ariz., features a 100-foot long, curved glass wall of channel glass that runs the length of the lobby. The long expanse of glass provides a panoramic view uninterrupted by framing, with a seamless look from floor to ceiling.
  • An Enterprise Resource Planning system reaches into all areas of the business. It is a company-wide software system used to manage and coordinate all the resources, information and functions of a business from one central database of information. Implementing or replacing the system can open unlimited business opportunities for any organization. The cornerstone of a successful ERP deployment is...
  • Fantastic fabricated glass highlights high-end condos in New York
    Art, design, money and glass combine in New York City to create the interiors and exteriors of some of most expensive pieces of real estate in the world. While the rest of the United States has suffered a steady decline in the residential market, the 23-square-mile city that never sleeps has continued to prosper, with a luxury, high-end resident building boom.
  • These challenging times present a great opportunity to step back and re-evaluate your policies and procedures in order to put your company on the forward cusp of the economic rebound, better organized and able to take on more work more efficiently. Bear in mind, the end result is tightly tied to the front end research, so do your homework. The right Enterprise Resource Planning system can...
  • I once ripped out an article called, “How to Solve Almost Anything” from a US Airways Attaché magazine. The story told how Stan Mason, inventor of the squeezable ketchup bottle, stringless Band-Aids and pinless baby-fitted disposable diapers, tackles problems. Mason was quoted as saying invention is very simple; “anyone can be creative once they learn how.”I’...
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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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