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  • Online-only content
    Online-only content for April 2017 including AIA 2017 Resources, an Architect's Guide from glazing suppliers and contractors, and more.
  • Understanding hurricane mitigation systems and Florida Building Codes
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building in Orlando, Florida, has both a LEED-NC Gold Certification and is Energy-Star compliant, while meeting the requirements of Florida hurricane codes. The project was designed by Leo A Daly and outfitted in glazing systems from CRL-U.S. Aluminum. Photo by Robin Hill. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew changed the way the industry looked at fenestration...
  • Editor's note: The six-part series “All About Glass and Metal: A Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers” provides an in-depth look at specification and design for glass and glazing. The series begins with “Glass and Metals 101: An Introductory Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers,” and continues through “Glass and Metals 601: The Architect’s Guide to Complex Façades.” The...
  • Glass and glazing suppliers will join nearly 800 exhibitors, April 27-29, in Orlando for the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 and Architecture Expo, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects. The following pages offer a preview of the glass and metal products that will be on the expo floor. Booth numbers reflect those posted by the AIA at press time. For more information, visit aia.org...
  • The basics: Artist Lofts is a redevelopment of the Mirro Aluminium Co.’s Plant #3, built in 1929, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The project meets historic preservation demands, while converting an abandoned factory building into 40 affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments, a majority of which are income-restricted. Over 300 historically accurate windows in 12 different sizes dominate the building...
  • One great way to start the business year is to take steps to improve your cash flow. If owners take some small steps today, they can ensure that their businesses end the year stronger than they started. This article discusses seven steps that help improve cash flow. The first six are things that an owner can do today to make their company stronger and more resilient. Most steps are easy to take...
  • Has your company experienced a claim or dispute in the last five years? Source: “Managing Risk in the Construction Industry” from Dodge Data & Analytics Contract glaziers can best manage the risks inherent in any project and plan accordingly by following the Three Rs—Review, Revisit and Reserve. The Three Rs become even more critical as owners and builders continue to transfer more and more...
  • What happened: The International Code Council adopted Online Governmental Consensus Voting, allowing for increased participation of code officials in the code development process. Why it matters: Online voting has changed code development. The industry will need to re-examine how it communicates information to code officials, so that the officials can make better informed decisions. The...
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Bethany Stough, bstough@glass.org. Photo courtesy of Stephanie...
  • The basics: The Lennar Foundation Medical Center is a 206,000-square-foot outpatient center on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus that provides easy health care access to leading physicians for students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities. The facility delivers specialty care by many top-ranked providers, including Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye...
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