Latest Articles in Retail Glass

  • What are your expectations for the glass industry in 2009?
    CommercialJordan Richards, president, Glassopolis, Toronto “[In 2009] it’s going to be a more competitive business climate. For glass contractors, it’s a high liability, high risk job. Often they’re at the very end of the supply chain and they’re asked to assume huge risks on these projects. I think there will be more pressure and more competition, and it’...
  • Readers weigh in on the economy and its effect on their business
    If there is one positive thing about a recession, it’s that it makes you look for unprofitable elements of your business and take action.
  • The complexity of information systems in today’s business world–even for relatively small businesses–is mind boggling. Information risks include threats to information technology systems, the intangible property handled by them, and consequences of failure of these systems. There can be direct first-party losses sustained by your company as well as third-party losses related to...
  • A majority of the numerous workshops and seminars at this year’s Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference centered around Building Information Modeling. The conference took place at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-11. The exhibit ran Dec. 10-11. "BIM is a dynamic architectural model as a database," said Ryan Ghere, Onuma Inc., Los Angeles. "And...
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a compression and damage of the median nerve where it passes through the “tunnel” from the wrist to the hand. It requires only a small amount of pressure or deviation in the wrist to cause harmful compression of the median nerve. Think of it as a garden hose. Any pressure or bending will restrict the flow. The compression of the nerve is usually caused by...
  • Glass railing codes cause confusion among installers
    Is a top railing required for glass railings? According to the International Code Council, the simple answer is yes. Additionally, in the event one baluster panel fails, the railing must meet the building code’s load requirement for guards, according to the ICC.
  • Three basic defensive driving skills can be used both on and off the job to prevent front- and rear-end vehicle incidents.Gradual stops. CNA Insurance states that there are countless accidents caused by a sudden stop at an intersection, grade crossing, passenger stop, or in preparation for making turns. If you make a sudden or unexpected stop, the person driving the vehicle behind you might not...
  • Architects are free to dream big with glass
    Commercial architects now have the flexibility – literally – to get creative with their building designs and energy savings.
  • A look at two strengthened glass detectors: EDTM SG2700 from EDTM Inc., Toledo, Ohio, and Merlin TGI from Bohle America Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
  • We're all ears
    In this month’s cover story, “Customer feedback: Five rules to work by,” author Carl Tompkins offers step-by-step instructions to obtain customers’ opinions about your business. His no. 1 rule: Ask. So, I’m asking: What do you like or dislike about the new Glass Magazine? Thus far, your comments have been extremely positive, but if there’s an area where you...
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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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