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  • A preview of the products on display in Chicago
    Glass and glazing suppliers will join nearly 800 exhibitors, June 26-28, at McCormick Place in Chicago for the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.The following pages offer a preview of the glass and metal products that will be on the expo floor.If your company is exhibiting at AIA Expo 2014 and you’d like your products to be...
  • What Was Your Most Challenging Project and What Did You Learn From It?
    CommercialNick Bagatelos, owner, Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems“The Sacramento International Airport consisted of 130,000 square feet of unitized curtain wall and rainscreen composite aluminum panel. The project was design-build and a hard bid in the midst of the Great Recession. We were limited to a 10-month schedule for complete design, laboratory testing and manufacture of the systems....
  • The business environment for glass distributors and other companies in the industry is highly competitive. Profit margins are tight, so companies need to find ways to maximize gains. For many, increasing prices is a risk that can backfire by decreasing sales. Therefore, the alternative is to focus on cutting costs.One simple way to cut costs is to ask suppliers to give your company a discount for...
  • All companies must have current and adequate insurance coverage, but the insurance marketplace can be confusing, making it hard to know if you have what you need. Consider the following practical guidelines when selecting insurance.If you’re a consultant…Professional liability concerns typically involve the economic impacts that flow from allegations of faulty design or product specification....
  • *From April 8, 2014, to press time, May 6, 2014.
    Glass Manufacturers Announce Price IncreasesGuardian Industries, PPG Industries and Pilkington North America announced price increases for float glass products this April. In a letter to North American customers, Guardian officials attributed the increase to “higher costs for the materials and services used in manufacturing and distribution of high quality glass products.” PPG attributed the...
  • If there is one take-away from this year’s Glass Magazine Top 50 Glaziers report, it is that things are getting better for U.S. glazing contractors. The turmoil of the market fallout and resulting company closures has subsided. And the companies emerging from the downturn are smarter and leaner than ever.In 2010, when the market was arguably at its worst for glazing contractors, 65 percent of Top...
  • View various commercial and residential projects featuring specialty—fire-rated, impact and dynamic—glass applications. 
  • The basics: The Scentsy company recently moved onto an expansive new campus in Meridian, Idaho, complete with a 168,000-square-foot, six-story office tower featuring a glass and ACM panel façade. Designed to reflect earth, water, light and air, the office building capitalizes on light, as employees and visitors enjoy expansive outside views on three sides of the building.  The...
  • The high-end segment has experienced a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the past several years, with changes in customer profiles and behavior leaving many companies revamping past marketing approaches. While some companies “get” highend; some think they get it; and others cause disruption by just wanting to sell in the segment for the margins alone.This high-end hodgepodge often dilutes end...
  • ONLINE ONLYA Look at LBNL's COMFEN SoftwareBuilding orientation plays a tremendous role in energy performance and occupant productivity. Solar heat gain and daylighting can vary greatly depending on the path of the sun, creating a unique set of considerations for each face of the building. However, orientation is often overlooked during the design phase, resulting in excessive heat gain or glare...
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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...
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    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...