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  • Forensic analysis uncovers the cause of insulating glass failures
    Clockwise from top left: • Attendees at the November 2018 IGMA Investigating IGU Failures Workshop perform a forensic analysis on failed insulating glass samples. All demonstration photos in this article were taken during the workshop.  • To test a unit for gas fill, quality control personnel can use a non-invasive gas-measuring device, such as the Sparklike Handheld from Sparklike Oy (...
  • High-quality glass depends on excelling at the essentials and building a culture where everyone is empowered to make a difference.
    An automated insulating glass line at the Sedak, fabrication facilities. Photo courtesy of Quanex Building Products.Shipping high-quality products is the lifeblood of any glass manufacturer, but how we work toward that goal has changed in recent years. Between a skilled labor shortage, the ongoing proliferation of automation and robotic technology for glass manufacturing, and other new trends,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Right: Andrew Haring, reaching the summit of the Bystronic/Mammut glass climbing wall at glasstec 2018.In October 2018, Andrew Haring joined Glass Magazine’s publisher, the National Glass Association, as vice president of business development. A familiar face and name to many in the glass industry, Haring spent the last decade working numerous roles at C.R. Laurence Co, most of it as vice...
  • Photos courtesy of Moon Shadow GlassThe basics: BNA Nashville International Airport recently opened a $115 million Parking and Transportation Center. The facility offers 2,200 parking spaces, a variety of amenities for travelers and a dedicated Ground Transportation Center for commercial vehicles. The six-level garage features the art installation, "Air/Traffic/Control,” by Ivan Toth Depeña, a...
  • Photos courtesy of McCormick & CompanyThe basics: McCormick & Company’s new global headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland, a 350,000-square-foot, seven-floor building, features nearly 85,000 square feet of glass and serves as the centerpiece of a growing corporate campus. The 130-year-old company’s headquarters is designed to be sleek, modern and energy efficient. The four-year...
  • Is your company exhibiting at the 2019 AIA Architecture Expo in Las Vegas? The May issue of Glass Magazine will feature show information for attendees, with product information featured online. To make sure your company is included in this special editorial feature, complete the below submission form by April 19.This is a free editorial opportunity. Please contact Bethany Stough, bstough@glass....
  • Are you a Top 50 Glazier! The June 2019 issue of Glass Magazine will feature the highest-earning contract glaziers of 2018. The "Top 50 Glaziers" issue will include glazier profiles, industry statistics, project spotlights and more. To ensure your company's achievements are highlighted in longest-running glass industry ranking, please complete and submit the following form by the extended...
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    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...
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