Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Education is crucial when it comes to elevating the knowledge of glass industry offerings among architects, specifiers and building code officials. Industry companies such as Safti First have taken a proactive approach to ensure that knowledge is available to those key parties.  The need for additional industry education about fire-rated glass products in particular became apparent to...
  • Editor’s Note: This article is based on the presentation, Edge Grinding: Safety versus Aesthetic, given by Bill Lingnell, owner of Lingnell Consulting Services, and Urmilla Sowell, director of technical services and advocacy for the National Glass Association during Fall Conference 2018.  As architects and building owners continue to seek glass systems with as little metal as possible,...
  • Well, that time that I thought would take forever has finally come. This is my final article for Glass Magazine, as I’m retiring from the glass industry at the end of this year. It has been a great privilege to have worked with the National Glass Association, the publisher of Glass Magazine, for the past 30 years, and I now close with what I feel to be a fitting article, defining the best lessons...
  • Achieving optimal sound mitigation from glazed office partition systems
    Office interiors must meet an array of aesthetic and functional requirements to accommodate the changing landscape of business environments. One such requirement is the demand for greater acoustic privacy—which is particularly prevalent in applications such as government buildings, law firms, human resource departments and executive offices. Glazed office partition systems are growing in...
  • Fixing the leak
    What happened: ASHRAE continues to push for thermal performance improvements in glass and glazing. The 2019 version of ASHRAE 90.1 specifically looks at the continuity of the thermal barrier.  Why it matters: Achieving thermal performance improvements at the interface of glazing and surrounding construction will require input and effort from designers, suppliers and installers. The...
  • Source: 2017 Aluminum in High-Performing Building Enclosures white paper from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Aluminum Material Council, with additional data from the Aluminum Association, 2013 Aluminum Industry Life-Cycle Assessment Report.Aluminum extrusions used in the manufacture of entrances, storefront framing, curtain walls, windows and skylight fenestration...
  • The United States announced a new round of trade tariffs in September, which follow previously instituted duties of 10 percent on aluminum and 25 percent on steel imports.On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs, at the direction of President Donald Trump. The...
  • The North American glass industry is filled with remarkable business owners who have transformed their companies from small shops into industry-leading operations. They have spent years growing, hiring and diversifying; innovating and adapting to new market trends; and thriving, even in the face of severe market downturns. Now many of those owners are nearing retirement and preparing to transfer...
  • glasstec 2018, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products took place Oct. 23-25 at the Messe Düsseldorf fair grounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Read more about glasstec in Glass Magazine:glasstec newsglasstec productshighlights of Glass Magazine's social media coverage recap of glasstec in glassblogmore from the Twitter feeds of Glass Magazine and...
  • The basics:  Gathering Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma transforms nearly 100 acres of Tulsa’s waterfront along the Arkansas River. The 66-acre park features multiple playgrounds and more than 160 play structures, including huge climbing towers, animal-shaped slides, play gardens and water areas. Suspension bridges carry children from tower to tower, and Skywalk Forest uses nets to create floating...
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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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