Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • 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...
  • A guide to the interior
    C.R. Laurence – U.S. Aluminum, supplied the CRL GRS TAPER-LOC Glass Railing System and CRL Crisp Corner Cap Rail for the interior of 777 Aviation in El Segundo, California, as part of a major retrofit of the building led by architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. CRL also provided the curtain wall, doors and entrance system. Triview Glass and PRL Glass Systems handled the glass fabrication...
  • Editor's note: The six-part series “All About Glass and Metal: A Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers” provides an in-depth look at specification and design for glass and glazing. The series begins with “Glass and Metals 101: An Introductory Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers,” and continues through “Glass and Metals 601: The Architect’s Guide to Complex Façades.” The...
  • An Introductory Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers
    Editor's note: The six-part series “All About Glass and Metal: A Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers” began in 2010, with the first installment of “Glass and Metals 101.” This article will update and replace the original “Glass and Metals 101” in the complete series. The full guide also contains insights on topics including glazing specifications, interior glass, protective glazing,...
  • Key to Complexity James Carpenter's Iconic, Yet Simple, Designs Case Studies Key to Complexity The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of increasingly sophisticated building modeling and design tools that have helped to herald in a new era of architecture, one in which creativity seems to feel no bounds. This new era of possibility has greatly affected façades, as designers create building...
  • ONLINE ONLYA Look at LBNL's COMFEN SoftwareBuilding orientation plays a tremendous role in energy performance and occupant productivity. Solar heat gain and daylighting can vary greatly depending on the path of the sun, creating a unique set of considerations for each face of the building. However, orientation is often overlooked during the design phase, resulting in excessive heat gain or glare...
  • 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...
  • An architect’s guide to protective glazing
     Glass & Metals 401:Security and Fire-rated Glass FAQErrors to AvoidSecure SolutionsArchitectural Applications  With security concerns on the rise in light of recent tragic events, the project scope for protective glazing is changing. What was once thought to be a specialty product reserved for high-risk buildings is increasingly finding its way into other nonresidential...

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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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