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  • Protect with Glass: Security for schools + fire-rated applications
    Innovative and affordable school security glass solutions are possible. Pictured, fire-rated Schott Pyran Platinum from Glassopolis was used in the transom areas of this new Chicago high school to fill the corridors with more natural light while also affordably addressing intruder security concerns, according to company officials.  Editor’s note: The six-part series “All About Glass and...
  • Three case studies demonstrate flexibility in design and performance
    Juno TheraputicsFire-rated glazing, once synonymous with wired glass and tinted color, has diversified dramatically over the past few years to meet the challenges of higher code standards and evolving design specifications, as exemplified in the following case studies.  As a protective glazing, much of the change in fire-rated systems is code-driven. Code changes have required more fire-...
  • Glass and glazing system suppliers report the most common questions they hear from glazing contractors, and offer answers and support. Jerry Cucchi, sales manager, Aluflam North America “More and more, it seems that glazing contractors are being asked to meet tighter and tighter construction schedules. Fire-rated glazing assemblies are usually the one of the last items to be installed. The...
  • In an interview with Glass Magazine contributor Max Perilstein, Devin Bowman, national sales manager for Technical Glass Products, discusses the latest developments in fire-rated glass products and applications, and the related code improvements he believes are necessary. Max Perilstein: First off, tell me about you. Where did you go to college and how did you get in our industry?Devin...
  • The basics: Recognizing the need to modernize Brooklyn's Engine Company 239 fire station to meet the fire-fighting requirements of the 21st century, the New York City Department of Design and Construction hired Beyhan Karahan & Associates of New York City to renovate the long-standing building, while preserving its historic character. One challenge the architects faced was how to provide...
  • Advent of fourth surface coatings offers safety and performance
    The result of a fourth surface coating is significantly enhanced U-values that can help meet energy codes across the country and an outboard laminated lite that offers superior fallout protection. 
  • Debate continues regarding use of hose stream test
     According to a United States Fire Administration’s congressional report, the rate of fire related deaths per capita in the United States is two to three times that of several European nations and is at least 20 percent higher than most developed countries.  For a country that still has one of the worst fire safety records in the industrialized world, equating safety with a glazed...
  • Glass hazards often represent a significant component of the risk to personnel during a terrorist explosives attack. Whether from a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device or hand-placed explosive charges, blast pressures can overwhelm conventional glazing and result in hazardous glass fragments in occupied areas. Injuries from glass include lacerations and serious injuries from less obvious...
  • Architects’ desire to bring daylight deep into office buildings fosters floor-to-ceiling glass walls
    Dilbert would agree: Floor-to-ceiling glass walls can revolutionize office life, ignite the shopping impulse in the most parsimonious people and expose residents to beautiful vistas throughout vacation homes. At least two such fire-rated systems distributed in the United States—the Vision 60 System from AFG Industries Inc. in Kingsport, Tenn., and  InterEdge Technologies of Sausalito,...
  • Professionals outside the industry laud the move
    Relax. Kick back. Enjoy the International Building Code’s new marking system for fire-rated glazing. It’s going to make your life a lot easier. That’s what some people familiar with the new marking system say. Let’s begin at Undewriters Laboratories. According to Bob Berhinig, principal engineer at UL’s Northbrook, Ill., facility, UL encourages use of the system as a...
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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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