Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • From glass contractor to building enclosure builder
    The Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C., built by Hensel Phelps in 2016, brought together multiple building façade systems into a single integrated building enclosure.For commercial glass contractors, the last couple of years have provided a multitude of changes and challenges. Façade systems are more integrated, material and labor costs are increasing, and design responsibility is...
  • Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin” at University of Texas Blanton Museum of Art features Bendheim’s Lamberts mouth-blown art glass. Photos by Leonid FurmanskyThere is a dramatic shift in the way mouth-blown art glass is used in building design. In years past, it was primarily known as “stained glass” and found almost exclusively in houses of worship and luxury residences. Today, architects and designers...
  • Factory advancements address challenges with labor, production costs, more stringent energy codes and more
    Above: Lights-out, complete automation is now possible for glass fabricators. Articulating robots, such as the loading/unloading system on the pictured LandGlass Cyclone tempering oven, are key to this automated future. Below: Vacuum insulated glass has arrived. VIGs, such as the LandVac from LandGlass, landglass.net, can be fabricated into a hybrid insulating glass unit on a fabricator’s...
  •  The Millennium Center in Crissier, Switzerland, a smart building expected to open in 2020, will exclusively use SageGlass Harmony, a connected, building dynamic glazing solution. Photo courtesy of SageGlass. 2018 was a busy year for dynamic glass. The industry experienced an increased emphasis on designing for occupant health and well-being, and saw a bevy of innovative technology...
  • Five machine and manufacturing trends to watch
    Screenshot of a FENml dashboard, featuring valuable information for a Bystronic IG Line, such as current status, production rates, overall equipment effectiveness or OEE, product quality issues and maintenance compliance.Keeping up with the latest trends in machines and manufacturing is practically a full-time job. Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things have exponentially hastened 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...
  • 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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