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  • A well-known saying goes “You never have a second chance to make a first impression.” That’s true about a person or a home as well as a storefront, a business, a hotel, a school or a corporate headquarters. What someone sees outside sets their expectations for what’s inside.  What follows are images of glass entrances from across North America. Click here for...
  • As the Chinese glass industry prepares for take-off, questions about quality, ethics and environment abound
    Three little words, “made in China,” have changed the shape of the U.S. consumer industry forever. The United States imported 40 percent of its consumer goods from China this past year, according to an article in Time magazine, June 28. The volume of consumer goods from China has nearly tripled since 1997, and the U.S. government has little leverage to impose new restrictions on...
  • What to do when not at the show
     If you were hoping to catch a sporting event while in Atlanta for GlassBuild, the schedule did not work in your favor.If you arrive early, the Braves are home Sept. 8-9 against the Washington Nationals. The Falcons are on the road the first two Sundays of the NFL season. Even if you can’t catch a ballgame, the attractions listed below are open for visitors.Atlantic StationThis...
  • Dolphins renovate; Cowboys, Colts build new facilities
     September. It marks the end of summer: school is back in session; the weather begins to cool. And loud, face-painted, jersey-wearing, cooler-carrying football fans flock to stadiums across the country.As new gridiron venues have been built or existing structures have been renovated, more glass has made its way into the conception and design. And I don’t just mean the glass that keeps...
  • Daylighting with hermetically sealed computer- controlled louvers between lites
     It’s the middle of June in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the intense desert sun spurs the mercury’s climb to the 108-degree mark and beyond.  Roger Watson, vice president of sales and marketing for Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover NA, peers out one of two windows in the fluorescent-lit building he’s occupied since moving to Scottsdale three months ago....
  • Largest GBA show ever at the Big Peach
     Click here to view the exhibitor list. Click here to view new products that exhibitors will have on display at GlassBuild America. Come September, glazing professionals from across the world will head over to Atlanta. GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 490 companies were already signed up...
  • Harrah’s Atlantic City pool complex pulls the sky in through its transparent cupola
     Click here for a photo gallery on skylights. At the gaming hotel of Harrah’s Atlantic City it’s not all about the gambling. It’s also about the swimming pool. Forget the chain-link girded postage-stamp swimming holes of yesteryears. This past Memorial Day Weekend, Harrah’s unveiled its expansive 23,500 square-foot, eye-popping pool and multipurpose entertainment...
  • Combine art and technology to create sculptures in architectural glass
    We often are amused and impressed with the technological or hard side of glass, but neglect the artistic or soft side advancements. Combining the functional and artistic can achieve a different dimension for glass.The combination of art and cutting-edge technology brings about contemporary architecture. Architecture today is about the continuum of time. We explore a more structurally advanced and...
  • Necessary steps for stick, unitized installations
    The installation of a curtain wall system begins long before the glazier ever gets to the job site. The general contractor has selected your company to install the wall. The arrangements have been made for the materials to be delivered to the job site and the wall components have been shipped. What follows is a generalization of the procedures involved with erecting a curtain wall system. By no...
  • Director of technical services & product development
     Education: 1974, bachelor's in civil engineering, University of Pittsburgh; 1978, master's in business, University of PittsburghCareer: 2004-present, director of technical services & product development, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; 1974-2004, various positions within PPG's Flat Glass Division, including glass manufacturing, glass fabrication, distribution, commercial construction,...
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