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  • Construction sector faces rate increases alongside new tariffs and rising material costs
    On Sept. 26, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), part of the Federal Reserve System, federalreserve.gov, raised federal interest rates from 2 percent to 2.25 percent. In a release, FOMC officials cited healthy expected labor market conditions and inflation rates as reasons for the increase, the third such rise in 2018. The Fed increased rates by a quarter point in both March and June of...
  • SkyBEAM (Building Envelope Asset Mapping), developed for Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance, in partnership with Industrial SkyWorks, uses unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with high-definition and thermographic cameras to inspect buildings and locate energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, safety issues and other potential problems. With worker safety and structural quality...
  • The basics:  The new seven-story Life Sciences Building at University of Washington is a 170,000 square-foot research and instructional space designed to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the building’s south side take advantage of dramatic views and maximize natural light. The UW Solar student group, an interdisciplinary team of undergraduates...
  • Photos © Perzel Photography Group, courtesy of Kawneer Co.The basics: Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, The Pearl is a modern multifamily community, designed to balance urban convenience with the need for occupants to retreat from daily life. The first phase of a 20-year master plan to redevelop the historic Blairs Apartments, the 27-acre area space will eventually include 2,800 residential...
  • Photos courtesy of Technical Glass ProductsThe basics: The new, 32-story Brooklyn Academy of Music South tower is a slender, mixed-use building with a porous design and an expansive, terraced plaza. Its lower portion includes a large retail space, with Apple occupying the space under the nose of the building and Whole Foods the area along the back. A stepped plaza follows the building’s base,...
  • Photos by Aaron Leitz Photography, courtesy of ZGFThe basics: The $53 million dollar NanoES fulfills the second phase of a 168,000-square-foot complex located at the center of the University of Washington’s Seattle-based campus. Design goals included visual continuity with the adjacent Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building, completed in 2012, as well as energy efficiency, openness and...
  • Photos courtesy of Tom Crane PhotographyThe basics: Despite being the Philadelphia International Airport’s second newest terminal, Terminal F, which opened in 2001, needed significant improvements to accommodate increased traffic and improve passenger experience. Improvements in the $161 million, multi-phase project include a new baggage claim building, security screening checkpoint and secure-...
  • Metal manufacturers weather market uncertainty through innovation
    Trex Commercial Products worked with the Los Angeles Football Club and architect Gensler, to design, engineer and manufacture the country’s first safe standing supporter section with integrated seating within the Banc of California Stadium. At 4,200 linear feet, this innovative railing consists of a fascia mounted metal railing frame, angled back slightly to create a comfortable lean rail for...
  • Among the leading metal companies in the United States and Canada are several companies that also have standalone glass fabrication facilities. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Metal Companies. For additional information about these companies’ glass fabrication capabilities, please see page 47 of March 2018 Glass Magazine.Product KeyACP ...
  • YKK AP America Inc. | Situated in downtown New Orleans, the Standard is a 15-story luxury condominium building that features YKK AP’s impact-resistant 60 TU Window Wall System, important for withstanding the environmental conditions of this coastal region. With an STC rating of 39, YKK AP’s system also provides strong sound attenuation, adding to the occupant comfort of each unit. Photos by Neil...
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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...
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    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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