Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • The legal risks of recruiting and screening potential employees on social media
    Social media is a powerful recruiting tool. It is estimated that upwards of 80 percent of companies currently use social media platforms when recruiting prospective employees. While social media provides information and exposure for those looking to hire and those looking for jobs, the information can also present legal risks. What are the risks? Risks arise in both of the two primary ways social...
  • Best practices when hiring temporary employees from labor pools or staffing companies
    The Bottom LineWhen using temporary labor from staffing companies or labor pools, clearly define the roles and responsibilities of the primary employer and the host employer. Not doing so could result in a joint-employer status and thus joint liabilities. Like many trades, glass and glazing companies find themselves in a tight market for quality labor. This prospect shows no signs of loosening...
  • Software platforms present legal risks
    Illustration by Cory ThackerSoftware is king. Today’s business environment relies on global platforms that are available to all users on an instantaneous basis. This environment is most obvious in the modern growth of “Software as a Service,” or SaaS. The range of SaaS offerings includes things used every day, such as email or word processing, to discrete task-specific collaboration and project...
  • The Glass Advocate | Education, Advocacy and Technical Content from the NGA
    There was a frenzied rush at the ASHRAE meeting in January to finalize proposals for the 2019 edition of ASHRAE 90.1. For the glass and glazing industry, final proposals include items that industry code advocates have been diligently working on for multiple years, as well as some last-minute items of interest. Items to track 1. More stringent performance requirements First and foremost, the...
  • How to navigate the legal concerns of new glazing technologies
    For many years glass and glazing were considered passive participants in a building’s performance. Innovation is changing that approach. Today, the use of glass in active and dynamic energy management systems is growing. Now, glazing integrates variable opacity and shading elements that are linked to ventilation and solar generation. These are just a few current innovations that tie glazing to...
  • How to be prepared when accidents happen
    Regardless of where a company is involved within the transportation market, an important step in managing transportation risk is being prepared when an accident occurs.Accidents happen. Claims happen, too. Whether it’s a lawsuit, a worker’s compensation issue, or otherwise, transportation-related actions are a specialty. They often involve regulations and theories of liability that might be...
  • Best practices, common problems and alternative options
    In equipment purchases, attention to warranty terms can fall down the priority list. Often, the existence of the warranty is simply a checklist item: does a warranty exist? However, attention to warranty terms, including their scope and limitations, should not be relegated to a check-box review.  A failure to consider the actual warranty terms can prove costly. Warranties are essential...
  • GlassBuild America is upon us. As always, the show presents an exciting opportunity to learn about new products and their capabilities. Marketing departments live for these moments. However, there is a fine line when a salesperson’s comment about performance turns from an opinion into a warranty or a false advertisement.  Prior to the show, this distinction is worth review, as such “puffing...
  • Claims and legal trouble can arise unexpectedly at a company. The decision on when and whether to involve legal counsel in the handling of a situation may not always be clear. Attention to a few practical considerations can help determine whether the investment in counsel can help a company realize later savings. 1 - Source  Who is issuing the claim, demand or request? If the source is a...
  • Building Information Modeling has been a large part of the architecture, engineering and construction communities since the early 2000s. It has been heralded as a hallmark of systems integration and simplification. It has also been challenged for increasing the risk imposed on design professionals and for being overly complex. Many full-service glass companies might not bother seeking out the...
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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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