Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Variable natural gas quality presents problems in glass fabrication and manufacturing
    Mixer and flow control systems are one solution to problems with fluctuating natural gas quality. The equipment adjusts the heating value of the incoming natural gas supply, eliminating the need for manual adjustments to gas fired equipment within the facility. The bottom lineThe abundance of natural gas due to the shale gas revolution in the United States is a positive event for the energy-...
  • The serious risks of incorrect or unsuitable coatings on glass
    Green coating failure, with cracking and premature degradation. The bottom lineIf the glass industry does not address the issue of incorrect coatings for glass, numerous failures may invite an inflation of stringent government regulation. The industry has the capability to regulate itself, create best practices and steer clear of bloated regulations. Back-painted decorative glass, whether...
  • 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 Norah Dick, ndick@glass.org.Glass can be invisible, in the best...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    The 2019 BEC drew nearly 600 attendees, making it the largest in a decade. BEC Conference Looks to ‘The Next Level’ of Glass Industry EvolutionNearly 600 glass and glazing industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas, March 3-5, for the National Glass Association’s BEC Conference, where presentations and discussions addressed the theme, The Next Level.  Read more of GM's coverage of BEC...
  • Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin” at University of Texas Blanton Museum of Art features Bendheim’s Lamberts mouth-blown art glass. Photos by Leonid FurmanskyThere is a dramatic shift in the way mouth-blown art glass is used in building design. In years past, it was primarily known as “stained glass” and found almost exclusively in houses of worship and luxury residences. Today, architects and designers...
  • Source: The 2018 study and report “Building Code Economic Performance Under Variable Wind Risk,” from the journal Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. Fig 1.  Based on insurance loss data from 2001-2010, the Florida Building Code demonstrated an overall wind loss reduction for the state, showing a 72 percent reduction statewide.  Fig 2.  Benefit/cost ratios...
  • Know the signs of financial problems and avoid risky clients
    Always avoid clients who are in a shaky financial position. They are prime candidates for bankruptcy. This advice may sound obvious, but few companies do anything about it until it is too late. This article presents strategies to detect and avoid potential client bankruptcies. But before proceeding, I offer a disclaimer. I am not an attorney, and this article is not offering legal advice. If you...
  • The Glass Advocate | Education, Advocacy and Technical Content from the NGA
    Clockwise from top left: The NGA’s MyGlassClass.com Introduction to Glazing Practices course; Stephanie Oakley, associate director of education and training for the NGA, wearing a “glazier” hat from Anderson Glass; the “I Love Steel Encounters” promotional video. Ask a room full of people what a glazier does and you’ll be met with blank stares … and maybe a couple of guesses. Someone who...
  •  Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Keralite SafeGuard fire-rated and security glazing was installed at Fabius-Pompey High School in New York. With its May issue, the Glass Magazine team set out to address the critical, potentially lifesaving topic of security glazing in schools. However, in speaking to industry experts about best practices and key considerations on the topic, it became clear that...
  • The basics:  Windsor Park Co-Op encompasses 20 six-story apartment buildings spread over 46 park-like acres in the Oakland Gardens section of Queens, New York. With 1,830 apartments of various sizes, the window replacement work began in late 2017 and was only recently completed. All replacement work occurred while apartments remained occupied. Part of a major $22-million capital improvement...
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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...
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    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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