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  • A growing labor shortage has been a top concern of companies across the glass industry. Respondents to the Glass Magazine Top 50 Glaziers survey said finding labor was their biggest challenge, and 65 percent of Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies said recruiting/retaining employees has been a challenge. This Trends & Analysis report looks at labor demands and current shortages among three...
  • 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...
  • Trending Solutions for Glass Railings, Doors and Shower Enclosures
    Across application types, design styles and industry segments, glass hardware products follow four basic trends, says Dan Hope, president and owner of Santa Barbara Glass Co. “The more frameless, the better; the larger the panels, the better; contemporary and old world looks, all bundled together; and maintenance free and extended longevity products,” Hope describes. With heavy glass and minimal...
  • How is your company incorporating technology into its processes and projects?
    CommercialCory Philippy, senior project manager, RG Glass / Carvart“With today’s fast paced construction schedules, you need to have instant contact between the field and the office. The days of heading to the site with a rolled up 24-inch by 30-inch set of shop drawings and taking pictures with your camera are [becoming] a thing of the past.I am currently working on the Baccarat Hotel in Midtown...
  • Code community grapples with enforcement of green codes
    We are familiar with the role police and firefighters play within our communities. Police reduce crime. Firefighters put out fires. Both play a critical role in preserving the overall safety of the communities in which we live in. Many code officials view themselves as having a similar role within the communities they serve. They are the silent defenders, who strive to prevent the tragedies that...
  • Industry attention has recently turned toward a decision of the California Supreme Court allowing homeowners to sue an architect they did not hire for claims of negligence. The case was Beacon Residential Community vs. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. While it may seem like another unique California case involving an architect, there are some important lessons that suggest the glass industry’s...
  • Designing buildings and building products that are accessible to the entire population requires considerations well beyond those outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act building standards, according to Elizabeth Watson, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Watson delivered the keynote, “Moving from ADA to Universal Design,”...
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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...