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  • Features unusual and creative shelves from designers and manufacturers across the continent.
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  • Remodeling the Charles E. Bennett Federal Building in Jacksonville, Fla., was no easy feat. In addition to needing updated heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and electrical systems, new tenant office spaces and a rehabilitated façade, 1,300 leaking windows needed replacing. Updating the structure did not end there. Today, federal buildings, possible targets for terrorist activity, come...
  • Provides the competitive edge
    Design and construction of building envelopes have become such complex processes that support services to architects—ranging from product selection and specification to energy ratings—have become integral to the work of every glass and glazing professional. To this end, even fabricators and contract glaziers in relatively small markets add to their staffs draftspeople and salespeople...
  • Why you should care
    Confusion reigns when it comes to fire-rated glass, its technical properties and performance. Though I’ve been the North American marketing and advertising manager for Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Corp. of Auburn, Wash., for more than a year now, I still get  “glazed” trying to figure them out. The criteria run on endlessly: model codes, test standards, wired glass, intumescents...
  • With the soaring cost of energy to heat and cool homes, energy conscious glass and window manufacturers search for technologies to reduce energy loss through window glass panes and frames. At present, state-of-the-art insulation glass technologies achieve, at best, U-values of 0.2 BTU/hrft2F0. One BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of...
  • Architectural, auto-glass designers win accolades
    For the first time, automotive entries were accepted and celebrated at the seventh annual 2005 Solutia International Design Awards, according to the St. Louis company’s release Nov. 9.The awards recognize architects, interior designers, automotive designers and laminators for outstanding architectural and automotive design projects with Solutia glazing products. Bold use of color dominated...
  • Each improvement reduces costs, adds efficiency
    Ordering glass has arguably become one of the most tedious and time-consuming activities for fabricators and their customers. Manually prepared purchase orders, either phoned or faxed to fabricators, have to be separately entered into the fabricators’ order-entry software, an error-prone process that takes considerable time. “Numbers can be transposed and if there’s a mistake,...
  • Glass fabricators respond to a multitude of customer questions every day and their ability to do so readily, easily and accurately comes down to the flexibility in their order entry and production software, contends Dennis Csehi, director of Atwood Mobile Products, Antwerp Operations, in Antwerp, Ohio. “Most companies have canned shop floor software packages that can produce various reports...
  • Like many industries in today’s global business environment, competitors in the domestic glass market have felt the pinch of overseas manufacturing. With lower labor costs, overseas manufacturers can produce more for significantly less. As a result, the price of glass has been driven down, leaving many suppliers struggling to survive. How do companies based in the United States, such as...
  • Yet after a year of shortages and price hikes, 2006 looks healthy
    Without a catastrophic event, the U.S. commercial construction industry and its participants should see healthy returns in 2006, with overall market growth averaging 4-to-6 percent. At Kawneer North America in Norcross, Ga., company executives see an upbeat economic outlook and have been working with managers of its international parent, Alcoa Inc. of Pittsburgh, to make sure that supplies will...
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