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  • A striking canopy of connects the two office buildings of Amazon Phase VI in Seattle. The office complex earned LEED Gold certification. Photo courtesy of Goldray Glass.  Building “green” doesn’t mean what it once did. A decade ago, energy efficiency and thermal performance encompassed much of the glass industry’s focus on green. Today, in order to compete in the green environment...
  • The new Guardian XO Max is a full-body exoskeleton designed for industrial, public safety and military sectors, according to Sarcos Robotics, the manufacturer. Photo courtesy of Sarcos Robotics.Construction may be going bionic. In November 2018, Sarcos Robotics, a global technology firm that designs robotic systems, announced in a company release that the company developed a “full-body, powered...
  • The April issue of Glass Magazine will include a showcase of software products, web tools and apps available for the glass and glazing industry. Using the form below, submit product information to be included in the showcase. The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, Feb. 20. If you have questions or trouble submitting the form, please contact Katy Devlin at kdevlin@glass.org....
  • Photos by Charles Uniatowski Photography, courtesy of EXTECHThe basics: This summer, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority completed the first phase of Philadelphia’s Downtown Link, its Center City concourse improvement program to upgrade the underground pedestrian tunnel network. The Downtown Link connects six subway stations, two regional rail systems, and comprises more than...
  • Photography by Bill Timmerman, courtesy of Kawneer Co.The basics: Located in Kansas City, Kansas, the five-story, 171,000-square-foot University of Kansas Medical Center Health Education Building serves as the primary teaching facility for the schools of medicine, nursing and health professions. The new facility features a transparent, glazed “lantern” box surrounding two interior structures,...
  • Photos courtesy of Universal WindowThe basics: Boston Volvo Village recently completed the historic renovation of 61 N. Beacon St., now home to its new urban dealership and offices. The main showroom is on the newly-revitalized street level, with additional showroom space on the second floor and service write-up on the ground level. The five-story, 71,000 square-foot historic Beaux Arts building...
  • The family of codes published by the International Code Council (ICC) is the most widely enforced set of construction codes in U.S. history. The members of this family are commonly referred to as “the I-codes.” The I-codes most pertinent to fenestration include the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)....
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    Pictured left: Volunteers participated in a strategic planning session last November to set the vision and goals for the association.New Technical Resources Now AvailableThe National Glass Association's Technical Services Division has published “Understanding Reflected Solar Energy of Glazing Systems in Buildings,” a glass informational bulletin, GIB, that provides education on design...
  • Glass companies remain optimistic in the face of labor shortages and rising prices
    U.S. Construction Starts (Billions of Dollars): Overall construction spending is projected to remain fairly stagnant in 2019, with commercial spending expected to fall from $119.3 billion to $115.8 billion, and multifamily spending dropping from $93 billion to $87.1 billion. Institutional spending, however, is an expected bright spot, with forecasters projecting an increase in spending from...
  • New Leaders, New Markets, New Technologies
    Located in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, the 117,300-square-foot offers occupants a comfortable working environment with abundant natural light, made possible by the building’s glass grid façade paneling. Architect Atelier Zündel Cristea specified SunGuard High Durable Silver 70 coated solar control glass from Guardian Glass for the building’s double skin façade. T/E/S/S, tess.fr, served as...
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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...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    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...

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