Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Utilitarian hardware plays many roles
    Standoffs combine glass and metal to connect panels, display merchandise and mount signs or art to a wall; or to build displays, furniture and countertops.
  • Sale and installation of light shelves and sun-control products can be a valuable niche
    Sale and installation of light shelves and sun-control products can be a valuable niche.
  • As glaziers, fabricators and designers confront the state’s demanding energy code
    Several aspects of the Massachusetts code affect design and installation of window and curtain wall systems.
  • Are flat-glass transportation issues largely self-inflicted? Participants in the Flat Glass Logistics Council, including four flat-glass manufacturers and three carriers, have pooled data to help readers understand how their business practices affect cost and availability of flat-glass transportation. Look at demandIn a good year, slightly less than 100,000 truckloads of flat glass get hauled on...
  • First measure probable life, then improve it
    Much has changed in accelerated lab testing of IGUs. We now know that several variables play a part in determining IGU durability.
  • Emergency venting windows, no longer a hospital code requirement except in veterans’ hospitals, will soon receive encouragement from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.
  • A profitable niche for glaziers who install and maintain glass doors
    By helping your customers improve security, convenience and control, you can improve your bottom line. As you move toward providing better security solutions, you’ll open the door to a growing source of income.Why add electronic security?When your customers’ security needs increase, access-control solutions tend to follow a security migration path that begins with basic mechanical...
  • Legal pitfalls for contract glaziers, building envelope contractors
    Many contractors and subcontractors examine their contracts carefully for time of performance and payment provisions, but overlook other serious financial risks inherent in their contracts. One of those commonly overlooked financial risks, contingent payment clauses, is discussed below.. Most general contractors seek to avoid making payments to a subcontractor prior to acceptance by the owner or...
  • Learn the basic components
    Glasstech Inc. developed its Forced Convection Heating System for Architectural Glass, the FCH2, to efficiently temper high-performance, low-emissivity glass. The Perrysburg, Ohio, company’s FCH2 utilizes air heated by natural gas and distributed through nozzles above and below the glass to heat both surfaces by forced convection. Traditional electric radiant tempering systems use electric...
  • High-technology walls on Greenwich Street wow jaded New Yorkers
    Hidden pocket parks in Manhattan invite pedestrians to escape the discordance of bumper-to-bumper traffic, blaring horns and screaming subway trains by enveloping them in the white noise of man-made waterfalls. Winka Dubbeldam, a designer and principal in charge at Archi-tectonics in New York City, created a visual counterpart to the pocket parks at 497 Greenwich St. The building’s custom-...
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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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