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  • 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...
  • The basics: When the University of Connecticut relocated its campus to downtown Hartford, the university chose the historic Hartford Times Building. The structure and its Beaux-Arts façade, built in 1920 to house the Hartford Times, is a downtown landmark that was previously vacant. Its granite columns, marble steps and massive oak doors, all salvaged from a Manhattan church by the original...
  • Photos by C&N PhotographyThe basics: Northwestern University’s Wildcats have a new sports facility, the Ryan Fieldhouse, featuring a glass façade and situated on Lake Michigan. The facility houses a full-sized indoor athletic field that allows the University’s student athletes to practice during inclement weather. Other amenities include new locker rooms for multiple Wildcats varsity...
  • Photos courtesy of Technical Glass ProductsThe basics: Part of an extension for Toronto Transit Commission’s York and Toronto subway, the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway Station forms the terminus of the Spadina Subway Extension, one of six new stations on the route. The 143,160-square-foot VMC station, built on undeveloped land in the current commercial district outside of the...
  • A look at the complex world of green building codes, standards and certifications, and how they’re changing building design
    High-performance, sustainable construction continues to make impressive gains worldwide. According to the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report from Dodge Data and Analytics, green construction is expected to see “dramatic increases” between now and 2021. And, nearly half of respondents to the Dodge survey expect that the majority of projects will be green by 2021.However, the path...
  • Making glass the solution, not the problem
    Bird-friendly glass clads the Integrated Science Commons at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The project, designed by Ennead Architects, features Isolar Ornilux Bird Protection Glass from Arnold Glas. The glass features a patterned UV-reflective coating that is visible to birds while remaining virtually transparent to the human eye. This reduces the risks of bird collisions. According to...
  • Parksmart, parksmart.gbci.org, Green Business Certification Inc. Parksmart, formerly Green Garage Certification, is a rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Aimed at reduced operational costs, increased energy efficiency and better lighting and ventilation, Parksmart complements LEED and other certifications It is a voluntary...
  • The short answer is no, a recession can't be predicted reliably. There is not enough historical data to have a reliable set of indicators and methods—especially since our economy is always changing and recessions can come from different sectors. If recessions could be accurately predicted, we could enact measures to avoid them. Yet, we don’t seem to avoid recessions at all. They hit us at regular...
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    Further reading & informationNGA Annual ConferenceFrom the NGA | Committee Activities at the NGA Annual Conference Complete news coverage from the NGA Annual Conference A New Vision and Fresh Momentum at the NGA Annual Conference NGA Celebrates the NGA-GANA Combination    Photo Gallery: NGA Annual Conference 2019 Technical and Advocacy Activities Move Forward at NGA Annual...
  • The industry’s increasingly significant responsibility to contribute to total occupant comfort
    Project Snapshot: The Siemens corporate headquarters in Munich exemplifies sustainable building. The company, which announced plans to achieve a carbon neutral footprint by 2030, built its head office to consume 90 percent less electricity and about 75 percent less water as a regular building. The glazing makes a considerable contribution towards the sustainable energy balance of the new...
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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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