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  • GlassBuild America is upon us. As always, the show presents an exciting opportunity to learn about new products and their capabilities. Marketing departments live for these moments. However, there is a fine line when a salesperson’s comment about performance turns from an opinion into a warranty or a false advertisement.  Prior to the show, this distinction is worth review, as such “puffing...
  • This article presents the changes to ASHRAE 90.1 that will have the greatest impact on the glass and glazing industry.  Next step in stringency for U-factor and SHGC The industry will see the next step in stringency for U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient requirements for glass and glazing in the 2019 version.What happened: Proposals were advanced for ASHRAE 90.1-2019 at the ASHRAE...
  • Storefront takes largest market share according to product type
    Source: AAMA 2017/2018 U.S. Industry Market Studies from the American Architectural Manufacturers AssociationFig. 1 New Nonresidential Construction and Major AdditionsSegmented by building category (millions of square feet—vision area)In 2017, new construction and major additions constituted 66.5 percent of all nonresidential vision installations in the United States, with renovations making up...
  • Tariff Quick Facts Imposed on March 810 percent aluminum tariff25 percent steel tariff In March, President Trump signed an order that imposed a 25 percent steel tariff and a 10 percent aluminum tariff on imports from most U.S. trading partners. As of June 1, that list of affected trading partners includes Mexico, the European Union and Canada. (Canada represented almost half of the United States...
  • Top right: Ziegler, left, in 2006 with General Bill Looney, the commanding general of the Air Education and Training Command headquartered at Randolph Air Force Base in Universal City, Texas. As part of his position as the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Liaison with the AETC, Ziegler accompanied General Looney on one of his Civic Leader Tours, a program that educates civic leaders in AETC’s...
  • Photos by Jim CunninghamThe basics: The Tropical Rainforest exhibit at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh reopened in July following a four-month-long renovation. The restoration is the first in the popular exhibit’s 66-year history. Covered by a new bird-friendly glass canopy featuring laminated glass, the renovation included the installation of 19,600-square-feet of glass and new immersive...
  • Is your company exhibiting at glasstec? The September issue of Glass Magazine will feature glass and glazing products exhibitors will have on display at the glasstec International Trade Fair for Glass in Dusseldorf, Germany, Oct. 23-26, 2018. To make sure your company is included in this special product preview, complete the submission form by Wednesday, July 25. This is a free...
  • Photos courtesy of Trex Commercial ProductsThe basics: Colorado State University recently opened a new $59 million, 4-level, 113,000-square-foot Medical Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, that consolidates the university’s medical facilities into one building. Design goals included an open, light-filled space, fulfilled in part by a custom, 4-level circular glass staircase at the center of the...
  • Photos by Craig McGregor, Winco WindowThe basics:  The Elgin Tower at 100 E. Chicago Street in Elgin, Illinois, is a 15-story, Art Deco-style building originally opened as a bank in 1929. An office building until closing in 2014, Elgin Tower was redeveloped over two years as 45 one- and two-bedroom, market rate apartments. Preserving the character and charm of the original building was...
  • Photos by Jim Cunningham PhotographyThe basics: With 23 interconnected clinic modules, the three-story, 230,000-square-foot ProMedica Health and Wellness Center maximizes ease of movement for patients, staff and supplies. Design goals also included increased connectivity, flexibility and a sense of place. Two courtyards and a glass atrium flood the gallery space with light, provide outdoor...
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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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