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  • Italy's glass and machinery show to highlight technology, innovation and industry 4.0
    The 2015 Vitrum expo, pictured, hosted 347 exhibitors and 18,450 visitors over more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. The 2017 event will return to Fiera Milano Rho, in pavilions 5 and 7. Photos courtesy of Vitrum. OCT. 3-6 AT FIERA MILANO RHO in Milan, Italy, the glass industry will gather for the 20th edition of Vitrum, the biennial international...
  • Winning shots highlight incredible views and achievements at the jobsite
    The Glass Magazine Reader Photo Contest recognizes photos that capture what’s possible with glass and glazing, demonstrate the complexity and aesthetic value of industry products and processes, and show the everyday experiences of workers in the glass and glazing community. Submitters achieved this goal and more in their entries to the second annual Reader Photo Contest. Readers submitted...
  • Designed to Inspire: The 2017 Glass Magazine Awards present bold feats of glass and glazing innovation, fabrication, installation and design
    In recent years, glass and glazing industry companies have made major investments in research and development, and product innovation and design. The fruits of those investments in innovation come to bear among the winning projects and products of the 2017 Glass Magazine Awards. “For many years, products were being innovated faster than the market could figure out what to do with them. This year...
  • A preview of products and services to be featured at GlassBuild America 2017
    GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host about 460 exhibitors, including more than 179 from outside the United States, Sept. 12-14, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Thse products present a look at the innovative glass, metal and equipment products that will be on display at the show.Note, booth numbers are subject to change. View the products
  • Glass-clad projects to check out after hours at GlassBuild
    MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM 441 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive NW Mercedes-Benz Stadium, designed by HOK and set to open in August, features an eight-panel retractable roof that resembles a pinwheel, and a glass wall that opens with the roof, to allow in fresh air. The roof design includes eight triangular translucent panels, comprised of ETFE-pillow-clad triangular “petals.” These retract to reveal a...
  • The source for solutions for top industry challenges
    Photos by Robb Cohen Photography & Video Express Learning session during GlassBuild America 2016. Seventeen educational sessions will be held in the Express Learning Theater in Atlanta. Business is booming for many architectural glass companies, with construction spending on the rise and demand high. But even in the busier times, industry companies face notable challenges, from a continued...
  • Finding more applications for glass in and out of the building
    Throughout the last decade, the industry has made great strides to show that glass can be so much more than a window. Recent advancements of glass products and technologies have opened the door for glass in applications that were traditionally reserved for other building materials. As a result, glass is now commonly seen in applications such as floors, stairs, walls and counters. Additionally,...
  • This article is based on presentations that Burk has provided as chair of the Glass Safety Awareness Council for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance. For more information about the organization or its safety activities, visit igmaonline.org. Shortcuts and workarounds create dangerous conditions that risk the health and safety of employees. However, these shortcuts and workarounds are all...
  • Briway Carriers eyes improved solution for glass transport
    The Floatliner glass inloader from Langendorf, on display at glasstec 2016. Specially designed glass palate racks are loaded into the fully enclosed truck body, which is designed to keep the glass secure and stable during transport. Long-haul glass transportation is a challenge anywhere in the world. Moving glass in North America, however, is even more difficult than most markets. The distances...
  • Innovations for tomorrow, on display at GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo this fall in Las Vegas
    THE 2015 GLASSBUILD AMERICA SHOW IN ATLANTA HOSTED MORE THAN 7,600 VISITORS OVER 141,560 SQUARE FEET OF EXHIBIT SPACE. THE 2016 EVENT IN LAS VEGAS IS ON TRACK TO BE EVEN LARGER, ACCORDING TO ORGANIZERS. In the last decade, the glass industry has been defined by its innovations, from the factory floor to the final project. New production technologies and automation solutions, from fully...
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    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...
  • Read about the winners
    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...