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  • Documenting the industry’s behind-the-scenes achievements
    The Glass Magazine Reader Photo Contest is intended to provide a glimpse into the everyday experiences of workers in the glass and glazing community, from the factory floor to the jobsite. Readers are invited to submit photographs that highlight the behind-the-scenes achievements and activities that make a final project possible. The winning photos will run in the September issue, coinciding with...
  • Photos by Dave Adams PhotographyThe basics: Cache Creek Casino Resort is a gaming facility in Northern California. The casino’s VIP Reception Area welcomes members with an architectural cast glass wall that is functional and decorative. Designed to enhance the already established reception area, the newly installed wall has a wave-like pattern further amplified with lighting. The pattern distorts...
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    Links to further reading & informationArchitects GuideA hub for articles in Glass Magazine about the glass and glazing industry for designers.Standards, Test Methods and Resources This list of standards represents the frequently specified and referenced flat glass standards for commercial construction in the United States. It is not all-inclusive, and represents current standards at...
  • Why the combination is important for the glass industry and its companies
    Above: The BEC Conference 2018, held March 4-6 in Las Vegas, hosted over 500 attendees. It was the first industry event from the now-combined National Glass Association and Glass Association of North America. Below: During GlassBuild America 2017, some members of the combined NGA board of directors, along with Nicole Harris, president and CEO of the NGA, announced the boards' unanimous decision...
  • Three case studies demonstrate flexibility in design and performance
    Juno TheraputicsFire-rated glazing, once synonymous with wired glass and tinted color, has diversified dramatically over the past few years to meet the challenges of higher code standards and evolving design specifications, as exemplified in the following case studies.  As a protective glazing, much of the change in fire-rated systems is code-driven. Code changes have required more fire-...
  • 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...
  • A newer home suffered extensive windborne debris impacts during Hurricane Irma due to the widespread structural failure of an adjacent, older home.Editor’s Notes: This article is based on a presentation Dean Ruark delivered at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2017 Fall Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. For more information, visit aamanet.org. More photos of post-Irma...
  • 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...
  • Glaziers’ roadmap to successful substitution requests
    C.R. Laurence Co. coordinated with Stantec on the specification and subsequent substitutions for the glass and glazing system at iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving Facility. The project features a full-height glass partition comprised of CRL Cascade Series Glass Wall Office System that allows the interior space to be isolated from the exterior when the adjacent folding glass wall is opened. Photo...
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Norah Dick, ndick@glass.orgFirst impressions are vital to a...
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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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