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  • Tubelite Inc. supplied storefront, curtain wall and entrance systems for Utah’s Sandy Commerce offices. The Tubelite systems feature low-emissivity glass from Viracon and clear anodize from Linetec. The project architect was Babcock Design; and the glazing contractor, Skyview Glass. Photo by Robert Casey. Today’s fenestration market is creating higher demands on installing contractors....
  • New products for use in trending curtain wall designs
    Dow Corning Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive is one of the company’s latest silicone technologies designed to help architects and manufacturers conserve energy, improve design freedom and extend durability for state-of-the-art building façades. It offers crystal clear bonds for fixed-point glass façades. Combining a sleek finish with enhanced energy conservation performance, this next-...
  • Glaziers adopt 3D modeling tools for complex curtain-wall designs
    3D modeling has opened the door to building designs that incorporate more complex curtain walls, with potential elements such as slopes, curves, bent glass, custom panel sizes and new material types. Oftentimes, these multi-faceted enclosures also call for several wall systems, each with unique requirements. These increasingly complex projects can present notable challenges to contract glaziers,...
  • Protective features to consider when working with steel frames
    Due to its strength, steel is able to support larger free spans of glazing than traditional aluminum assemblies. But for years, corrosion concerns prevented architects and design professionals from utilizing its strength in curtain-wall systems. Steel rusts in the presence of moisture and oxygen, which is a seemingly irreconcilable problem since many curtain walls serve as the divider between...
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an exterior fabric-laminated glass façade
    Each of the vertical, double-laminated, insulating glass units incorporates low-iron glass in its construction. The IGU is composed of: an exterior laminated lite of 4 mm heatstrengthened glass + 1.54 mm SentryGlas interlayer + the fabric + 1.54 mm SentryGlas interlayer + 4 mm heat-strengthened glass; a 12 mm airspace; and an interior laminated lite of 6 mm heat-strengthened glass with a low-E...
  • The Sixth System Paragon Architectural Products LLC
    The Sixth System is a new glazing façade structural system from Paragon Architectural Products, Scottsdale, Ariz., that features a stainless steel supporting structure that is hidden within the silicone joint, according to Russ Hals, sales and marketing assistant, Paragon Architectural Products. By contrast, most glazing systems have clearly visible supporting structures in the form of aluminum...
  • The four-story Contra Costa County District Attorney’s headquarters in Martinez, Calif., features an impressive channel glass façade on the north and west elevations that encloses the building’s library.
  • Architects, a demanding bunch, push for performance, innovative design and aesthetics. Read about the trends in larger lite sizes, custom curtain wall, green glazing, aluminum panels, steel curtain wall and energy rating education in articles authored by representatives from leading companies in the industry.
  • Tempered, sputtered low-E products present challenges, provide solutions
    For more than 30 years, fabricators and float glass manufacturers have worked to come up with solutions that satisfy architects.
  • Provides the competitive edge
    Design and construction of building envelopes have become such complex processes that support services to architects—ranging from product selection and specification to energy ratings—have become integral to the work of every glass and glazing professional. To this end, even fabricators and contract glaziers in relatively small markets add to their staffs draftspeople and salespeople...
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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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