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  • The Glass Advocate | Education, Advocacy and Technical Content from the NGA
    New classes now available: Intro to Glass & GlazingBasics of StorefrontBasics of CurtainwallGlass Fabrication Tools & TechniquesStorefront InstallationCurtainwall InstallationShower Enclosure Design & InstallationSafe Glass HandlingAnd 50+ more! The industry is hiring a new type of glazier, focusing more on candidates’ training potential than their experience. “Longevity and...
  • Photos by Suzanne Rushton PhotographyThe basics: A focal point of a West Vancouver, B.C., private residence, these glass stair treads required a team of architects, engineers and cast glass producers to realize the finished project. The floating glass treads cantilever five feet from the central concrete column with no other support system, creating challenges for installation and fabrication....
  • Photos courtesy of NanaWall SystemsThe basics: Lumen at Beacon Park, situated along Grand River Avenue, is located in the center of downtown Detroit. The restaurant creates new public space to anchor a changing neighborhood, spur economic development and provide a place for the community. The metal-clad cantilevered roof is a focal point that invokes the city’s automotive history, while the green...
  • Photos courtesy of Winco WindowsThe basics:  Hotel Chaco, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a 118-room, high-end hotel that incorporates the history of Chaco Canyon into its design details, from Navajo wool to bronze metalwork to offset stone masonry. Features include a rooftop restaurant and lounge, a 6,000 square-foot spa and street level retail. Project goals emphasized using...
  • The basics: River Tides at Greystone, located at 1133 Warburton Avenue, in Yonkers, New York, features two new 10-story towers set along the Hudson River, with spacious lobby and lounge areas, parking garages, a fitness center and spa, and an outdoor pool deck area. The property is within walking distance of the Greystone station of the New York Metro-North Railroad to Manhattan. Window walls up...
  • Handling and transportation product showcase
    A Steel Encounters crew of glaziers installs 35-foot-tall lobby glass at the 111 Main Office Building in Salt Lake City, using a specially designed motorized counterweight system. Photo courtesy of Steel Encounters.Handling and transportation equipment suppliers offer a range of solutions to help companies tackle bigger and more complex projects, and move glass more safely and efficiently....
  • Online-only content
    Further reading & informationA Safer Workplace: Safety ResourcesOSHA resources for PPE religious exemptionsSafety is a Moral Imperative by Ron ParkerJune 2016Most Important Considerations for Developing a Safety Program by Ron ParkerJune 2016The Dangers of Shortcuts and Workarounds by Mike BurkDecember 2016Staying Out of Harm’s Way: Cooperation Among Coworkers is Critical to Avoiding On-...
  • Track project earnings, billings, unexpected costs and more
    Accurate backlog calculations are critical to every glazing contractor. Backlogs provide a clear picture of current profit margins and available resources for ongoing and future projects. They help a company determine whether it has the resources to take on new jobs and help estimators produce better bids. They help direct a company on everything from when to hire new employees to when to invest...
  • A guide to safety on the jobsite and in the plant
    Glaziers use hand-held vacuum cups during an installation. Such tools are essential to safe glass transport and installation, says Joe Schiavone, director of sales for C.R. Laurence Co. Photo courtesy of C.R. Laurence Co. Safety ResourcesMyGlassClass.com MyGlassClass.com, from the National Glass Association, offers online safety courses that cover topics ranging from safe glass handling, to...
  • MI Windows achieves OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs star for safety
    MI Windows and Doors earned a Voluntary Protection Programs star at its Prescott Valley, Arizona, manufacturing facility. The location employs 300 team members with two-shift operation in most production areas.Editor’s Note: This article is based on the safety roundtable held at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, 2018 Fall Conference The Occupational Safety and Health...
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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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