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  • Heat-treated flat glass is generally classified as being either heat-strengthened or fully tempered, the latter category being referred to as “toughened glass” in European Standards. While the manufacturing process and equipment for producing both types of glasses are essentially the same with differences only in the quenching rate, the properties used to differentiate the two types have to do...
  • Protect people and product during handling and on the road
    Following best practices while loading and unloading, maintaining racks and wearing necessary PPE will minimize breakage and potential injury. Pictured is the Schodorf Model L-60 all-aluminum glass rack for one-ton cab and chassis trucks.Cutting corners when transporting glass from the shop to the job site can be costly. Glass breakage hits the bottom line, and accidents can cause injuries, lost...
  • Sky high installations with aerial work platforms
    From left-to-right: Boom Lift - Maximum heights for straight access and hard-to-reach locations; Scissor Lift - Larger platforms and greater weight capacities; Vertical Mast Lift - Small size for confined workspaces As the applications, sizes and shapes for glass lites and systems continue to expand into new frontiers, glaziers will need bigger, more flexible and safer means for working at...
  • glasstec 2014 hosted 43,000 trade visitors and 1,217 exhibitors representing all segments of the glass industry. Exhibitors displayed new technologies, innovations and products, presenting the glass industry’s latest trends. Photo by Messe Düsseldorf/Tillmann Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec...
  • Curtain wall trends at home and abroad
    The Evolution Tower in Moscow, currently under construction, is the first cold bent glazing project in Russia. Each of the tower’s 54 floors is twisted 3 degrees in relation to the preceding one, totaling 135 degrees of rotation. Guardian Industries supplied 550,000 square feet of Guardian SunGuard HP Neutral 60/40 glass. The high-performance solar protection glass minimizes solar energy gain...
  • The basics: The project design for the addition to the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada required a glass facade with increased durability, energy control, and a sweeping view of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site and Parliament Hill. Its new 100-foot rounded all-glass façade matches the modern and environmentally friendly setting.The players: Architect, Brisbin Brook...
  • The basics: Northwestern University’s Engineering Life Sciences infill sits five stories up, bridging two wings of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. In implementing the infill design, Flad Architects faced the challenge of ensuring adequate, balanced light in the space, given the adjacent, existing building wings. This was particularly important in the nuclear magnetic...
  • The basics: The new John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation at the University of San Francisco invites students into the facility with its glossy, three-story channel glass exterior, and then flows sleekly down into the hillside where below-grade laboratories and classrooms make efficient use of space on the landlocked campus. To put science on display and create buzz within the student...
  • New products for use in trending curtain wall designs
    Dow Corning Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive is one of the company’s latest silicone technologies designed to help architects and manufacturers conserve energy, improve design freedom and extend durability for state-of-the-art building façades. It offers crystal clear bonds for fixed-point glass façades. Combining a sleek finish with enhanced energy conservation performance, this next-...
  • The basics: Ericsson, a world leader in communications technology and services, needed a world-class addition to its North American headquarters in Plano, Texas: a 272,360-square-foot building to house 40 percent of the 4,000 corporate employees based at the 38-acre campus. As wide-open spaces and rural park views characterize the campus, the company wanted every employee, as well as the...
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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...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...