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  • F. Barkow Inc. owner discusses why he loves his job, how he runs his business, and what’s ahead
    Clockwise from left: 1) John Weise in front of an F. Barkow glass truck at the company’s Milwaukee headquarters. 2) An employee cleans and polishes a glass rack prior to shipping. 3) Employees build a custom glass rack. All employees are cross-trained on each job throughout the plant.F. Barkow Inc., founded in 1879, began manufacturing horse-drawn commercial wagons on Water Street in downtown...
  • Key considerations when using vacuum lifters with large glass
    Above: A multi-story window wall installation with roof overhang using Wood’s Powr-Grip’s MR16 and counter-balancer option. Courtesy of Wood’s Powr-Grip. Is a vacuum lifter the right tool? Is a vacuum lifter the right tool for a big glass project? Vacuum lifters can be a practical solution for many large glass applications. Consider using them if a job benefits from the following: Access to edges...
  • How to be prepared when accidents happen
    Regardless of where a company is involved within the transportation market, an important step in managing transportation risk is being prepared when an accident occurs.Accidents happen. Claims happen, too. Whether it’s a lawsuit, a worker’s compensation issue, or otherwise, transportation-related actions are a specialty. They often involve regulations and theories of liability that might be...
  • Increased stringency on the horizon; thermal bridge and trade-off proposals on hold
    The glass and glazing industry came away with several positive takeaways following the recent ASHRAE 90.1 committee meeting held in October. During the meeting, the committee addressed three proposals that, if advanced into the 2019 version of ASHRAE 90.1, would have an impact on the glass and glazing industry, according to Tom Culp, technical consultant and co-vice-chair of the ASHRAE 90.1...
  • Construction sector faces rate increases alongside new tariffs and rising material costs
    On Sept. 26, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), part of the Federal Reserve System, federalreserve.gov, raised federal interest rates from 2 percent to 2.25 percent. In a release, FOMC officials cited healthy expected labor market conditions and inflation rates as reasons for the increase, the third such rise in 2018. The Fed increased rates by a quarter point in both March and June of...
  • SkyBEAM (Building Envelope Asset Mapping), developed for Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance, in partnership with Industrial SkyWorks, uses unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with high-definition and thermographic cameras to inspect buildings and locate energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, safety issues and other potential problems. With worker safety and structural quality...
  • The basics:  The new seven-story Life Sciences Building at University of Washington is a 170,000 square-foot research and instructional space designed to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the building’s south side take advantage of dramatic views and maximize natural light. The UW Solar student group, an interdisciplinary team of undergraduates...
  • Photos © Perzel Photography Group, courtesy of Kawneer Co.The basics: Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, The Pearl is a modern multifamily community, designed to balance urban convenience with the need for occupants to retreat from daily life. The first phase of a 20-year master plan to redevelop the historic Blairs Apartments, the 27-acre area space will eventually include 2,800 residential...
  • Photos courtesy of Technical Glass ProductsThe basics: The new, 32-story Brooklyn Academy of Music South tower is a slender, mixed-use building with a porous design and an expansive, terraced plaza. Its lower portion includes a large retail space, with Apple occupying the space under the nose of the building and Whole Foods the area along the back. A stepped plaza follows the building’s base,...
  • Photos by Aaron Leitz Photography, courtesy of ZGFThe basics: The $53 million dollar NanoES fulfills the second phase of a 168,000-square-foot complex located at the center of the University of Washington’s Seattle-based campus. Design goals included visual continuity with the adjacent Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building, completed in 2012, as well as energy efficiency, openness and...
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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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