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  • The basics: The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children's Minnesota in Coon Rapids is a partnership of Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Opened in July, 2015, and designed by HDR of Minnesota, this Mother Mercy Healthcare project uses textured glass panels to define individual spaces, create privacy and add visual drama.The players:...
  • The basics: The 142-year-old Stewart Alternative Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, reopened in January 2015 after a $11.2 million renovation project that included a complete overhaul of the existing 28,000-square-foot building and construction of a new 18,000-square-foot addition. Now the school has become a vibrant, modern center of learning for area students. Since the...
  • The basics: Opened in May 2015, the four-story, 85,000-square-foot WESTMED medical office building marks the first new office construction along the I-287 corridor in Westchester, New York, in more than 25 years. The new and highly visible WESTMED Building features a solar controlled, low-emissivity glass facade. Ron Hoina, AIA LEED AP, principal of the project architect, explains, “We...
  • The basics: The 40-year-old, six-story office building, now called Ganot Plaza, has a modern and sleek look, showcasing 28,000 square feet of pre-glazed, unitized curtain wall system that offers tenants an efficient building with hurricane protection.This major curtain wall retrofit project was a challenge, due to the hurricane and energy requirements, as well as its design, according to the...
  • A key tenant of Glass Magazine’s and the National Glass Association’s mission is to serve as a primary educational resource for the industry. In the pages of the magazine, we work to provide training information that helps companies educate new employees. We offer articles aimed to assist company owners in improving production efficiency and maximizing profits. And we seek ways to provide content...
  • Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of Glass Magazine’s article series addressing mass data loss and scam threats to help glass companies protect their businesses. The next installment, in the June issue of Glass Magazine, will focus on website security. If you have suffered data loss, been the target of scams, or have set up protections against such threats, we'd like to hear from you....
  • Summary: The ICC and ASHRAE are working to merge their respective high-performance building programs—the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and ASHRAE 189.1. While the intent of the two code/standard programs is similar, the processes through which the organizations develop and maintain their codes or standards varies, presenting challenges. Most of you have probably witnessed, at one...
  • Fire-rated fenestration guidelines for glaziers
    Source: Guide to the Glass and Glazing Requirements of the Model Building Codes, 5th Edition, published by the National Glass Association.The ICC model codes—including the International Building Code—contain a number of fire safety provisions for fire-rated fenestration assemblies in commercial construction, defined as: fire doors with fire-protection-rated glazing, fire doors with fire-...
  • Almost every business starts with a bang. A highly motivated individual or group rushes out of the gate with momentum that no one can stop. The few who start out with the business grow into many as the new company matures into a profitable venture, driven by the provision of quality products and services. But over the years, the once very successful business begins to fail. Goals are no longer...
  • Millennials, often defined as those born between 1981 and 1996, are considered the buyers of the future. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has been focusing its efforts to engage and market to Millennials, both at the association itself, and in its educational offerings to companies in the glass and fenestration industries, says Meryl Williams, communications coordinator for...
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    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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