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  • 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...
  • Adhesive and sealant procedures and products
    Proper surface preparation is one of the most crucial factors that determine the ultimate success of a sealant. All the technical data that manufacturers publish is based on proper surface preparation. At the outset, it is important to note that because individual job conditions can vary greatly, you should perform a test on the actual substrate to determine the degree of preparation required....
  • All major manufacturers of aluminum storefront systems, and all insulating glass fabricators and manufacturers provide written instructions for the proper installation of their products. Experience has shown me that many glass shops don’t know about those instructions or choose to disregard them.
  • Five rules to work by
    Customer feedback is crucial to the success of any business, but too often companies fail to attain it. Following are five rules to adhere to when navigating the process.
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