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  • The basics: The 52-story Chicago landmark building known as IBM Plaza, designed by Mies Van der Rohe, is now home to the luxury Langham Hotel. Architect Richmond Group's design challenge was creating a series of interiors in character with Langham’s traditional design sensibility, but set in a Mid-Century modern building.“We wanted to emphasize the extensive use of glass on the façade to deliver...
  • How would you describe current business conditions? What are your expectations for 2014?
    Exhibitors weigh in from GlassBuild America 2013: The Glass, Window & Door ExpoCommercial“We’re adding to our impact-resistant product lines for Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast areas. They’re products we’ve had for some time, but not with these ratings, so we’re doing a lot of testing and product development. We’re also [developing] high-performance thermal products [to help] meet the new...
  • Suppliers look to combine affordability with design and performance in shower enclosure market
    As the economy continues to gain ground, customers in the shower enclosure market are expanding their focus to include not just low-cost products, but innovative enclosures that combine affordability with unique design and functionality, particularly in frameless applications. From homeowners to commercial developers, customers are demanding reinvented shower enclosures and hardware that provide...
  • Editor’s note: This article is the second in a three-part series on the subject of protecting and managing cash flow. The series addresses how to offer payment terms to commercial clients, how to prevent collections problems, and how to strengthen finances to prevent common cash-flow problems. Read part one.Dealing with collections problems can take a toll on small business owners, especially...
  • *From September 18, 2013, to press time, October 15, 2013.
    Guardian Expands Production Capabilities in Richburg, S.C.Guardian Industries expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Richburg, S.C., plant with the addition of SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 and SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 heat-treatable advanced architectural coated glass. In addition to standard stock sheets, the plant now offers oversize stock sheets of the SunGuard products, subject to coater lead...
  • Building and construction segment still remains 33 percent below peak
    Consumption of aluminum extrusions in the United States and Canada increased 5.8 percent in 2012 to 4.05 billion pounds, according to an industry report of aluminum extrusion estimates compiled by the Aluminum Extruders Council, and the Aluminum Association Inc. Building and construction is the largest market segment for extruded aluminum, with domestic shipments of 1.39 billion pounds in 2012....
  • ‘Tremendous growth’ predicted for 2015-16
    The economy—and construction market—will continue to experience mild growth over the next 18 months, predicted economist Jeff Dietrich at the 2013 Glazing Executives Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo this fall. The good news: “In 2015 and 2016, we see tremendous growth,” he told the group gathered in Atlanta.The construction industry and economy...
  • What is the biggest challenge your company faces in regards to the current codes?
    Commercial Joe Marks, director of business development, Architectural Glass & Aluminum“One of the more significant code changes we feel has to do with the implementation of the latest ASHRAE standard, which continues to drive the minimum U-value for glazing assemblies downward. The requirement for substantial improvement in U-value has necessitated changes in system design exceeding...
  • Should you provide payment terms to clients?
    Editor’s note: This article is the first in a three-part series on the subject of protecting and managing cash flow. The series will address how to offer payment terms to commercial clients, how to prevent collections problems, and how to strengthen finances to prevent common cash-flow problems. Read part two of the series in the November 2013 issue of Glass Magazine.For many subcontractors and...
  • As occupant health begins to rival energy efficiency in building design, the glass industry finds itself in a unique position to offer solutions. How it’s taking on the challenge...
    Energy efficiency has dominated conversation in the building community during the last decade, but the conversation could be changing as architecture enters a “new era focused on human-centered design,” says Whitney Austin Gray, research and innovation director for international architecture firm, Cannon Design. In this new era, “energy versus health should not be a tradeoff,” Gray says. Building...
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