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  • 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....
  • Problems solved with innovative modeling
    The TWA Hotel at JFK Airport features a robust curtain wall for maximum sound control. A comprehensive acoustic modeling and simulation process was used to determine the best-performing and most cost-effective glass and framing systems. Photos by Max Touhey.The advent of building information modeling, or BIM, and related next-generation modeling technologies, has transformed the way buildings are...
  • Mobile technology at the jobsite
    In recent years, smartphones and tablets have become key jobsite tools for glaziers. Beyond basic communication, glass companies big and small rely on mobile devices for everything from location tracking to file sharing to on-site problem solving. The constantly growing suite of applications for mobile devices has allowed a simple cell phone to turn into an indispensable and multipurpose...
  • Sophisticated building modeling software provides the design community with tools to simulate performance of each elevation of a building based on location, date and time, and product type. COMFEN, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a leading tool for the building industry in modeling overall energy performance, heat gain, daylighting and thermal comfort.(All images...
  • AdvertorialA look at how Santelli Tempered Glass, Monessen, Pa., uses the newest generation of Albat + Wirsam commercial and production software to capture orders, and cut, temper, and ship glass within 24 hours. Read more about Albat + Wirsam and its software offerings. 
  • GTS GlasPac LX Glazier Edition with Microsoft Dynamics GP, GTS Services LLC
    Five years ago, GTS Services LLC, Portland, Ore., made a strategic decision to invest in its products and services to meet the needs of the contract glazing market; the end result is the GTS GlasPacLX Glazier Edition with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The software provides contract glaziers with the traditional construction management capabilities required to manage the business, merged with industry-...
  • Whether creating a bid for a general contractor, or pricing a new window for a customer,estimating and quoting software provides users a host of tools to ensure accuracyand efficiency. Compiled and researched by the editors of Glass Magazine, thefollowing chart reviews the capabilities, requirements and costs of a variety of estimatingprograms available to the industry. Future charts will include...
  • An Enterprise Resource Planning system reaches into all areas of the business. It is a company-wide software system used to manage and coordinate all the resources, information and functions of a business from one central database of information. Implementing or replacing the system can open unlimited business opportunities for any organization. The cornerstone of a successful ERP deployment is...
  • Building Information Modeling was the all-encompassing theme at this year’s Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-11.The meeting was held in cooperation with: American Institute of Architects, Building Smart Alliance, Green Mechanical Council, and SCIP or Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice. Co-located conferences...
  • Optimized production processes and excellent product quality remain as important goals to obtain for those who want to stay ahead of their competitors.
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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...
  • 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...

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