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  • 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...
  • Companies investing again as market begins to pick up speed
    Every year, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo provides an opportunity to gauge the state of the industry in terms of investment and product development activity, business conditions within the supply chain, and overall economic health. This year was no different, with more than 6,200 attendees and 360 exhibitors taking the show floor, September 10-12, in Atlanta. Reflecting a...
  • My daughter, Maria, taught our family about evolution. She explained to us that when living organisms—whether plants or animals—develop characteristics that uniquely suit their survival under specific conditions, those organisms become dominant over time. Over more time, the organisms that fail to adapt cease to exist. Some refer to this as “survival of the fittest.” Another way to view it is “...
  • *From August 7, 2013, to press time, September 24, 2013.
    Grey Mountain Wins Bidding War for DlubakGrey Mountain Partners, parent company of Consolidated Glass Holdings, purchased the assets of Dlubak Corp., Sept. 23, during a court auction. The private equity firm outbid GGI and Oran Safety Glass Israel for Dlubak, submitting a high offer of $3.25 million, according to court documents.According to the terms of the purchase, Grey Mountain will also “pay...
  • Buildings are built to be occupied by people, but, for the most part, aren’t designed for people. This was the troubling discovery I made while researching the feature, “The New Era." Building codes put occupant safety first. However, human health—the psychological and physiological effects the indoor environment has on people—has taken a backseat to energy efficiency, structural integrity,...
  • The basics: The 10-story Center for Care and Discovery at the University of Chicago Medical Center includes an intimate, non-denominational 600-square-foot chapel that features custom fire-rated glass to provide safety and daylighting.“Due to the proximity of an adjacent existing hospital building, a fire-rated separation at the facade needed to be provided within our new project,” stated...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opened its doors Sept. 10 in Atlanta, where more than 350 exhibitors and 6,000 registered attendees gathered to see the latest in new products and technology for the glass and metal industry. Organized by the National Glass Association, GlassBuild America is cosponsored by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association,...
  • The basics: Leon’s Restaurant in New Haven, Conn., features a bar/lounge glass partition as its centerpiece design element. The first design challenge was creating the atmosphere of an open floor plan with three separate rooms—main dining room, private dining room and a bar/lounge room—while still providing plenty of natural daylight. The other challenge was designing a bar room next to a dining...
  • The basics: The glass-enclosed outdoor patio at the Boathouse restaurant at Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., provides diners with beautiful views of the ocean and beach. However, keeping the glass clean presented a constant challenge because of the restaurant's proximity to the surf. The stainless steel posts were also chronically tea stained, a condition similar to rust that is unique...
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