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  • There is good reason for architects’ recent emphasis on daylighting. Three different studies by the Heschong Mahone Group Inc., a research house in Fair Oaks, Calif., show that natural daylight can increase learning productivity of students, translating in the working world to higher sales in retail stores and improved employee productivity in office buildings. A major part of daylighting...
  • Some days, this dock could well serve as an archive of the largest and finest samples of architectural glass from around the world: Towering stacks, some weighing 25 tons, contain thick yet transparent lites from national manufacturers, plus rare finds from Europe and Asia. They sit on A-frames and wait to be hauled toward the cutting tables, the tempering furnaces and the silk-screen line. J.E....
  • Visit these sparkling sites
    For years, Arthur Berkowitz, president of J.E. Berkowitz L.P. in Westville, N.J., has wanted to take clients and suppliers on a tour of commercial and public buildings with innovative glass features in the Philadelphia area. He wanted to host the tour for the company’s 85th anniversary celebration this fall, but party planners voted him down because of time constraints and other probable...
  • Legal pitfalls for contract glaziers
    Many contractors and subcontractors examine their contracts carefully for time of performance and payment provisions but overlook other serious financial risks such as  payment clauses.
  • Tempering requires that the glass gets heated to about 630 degrees Centigrade, or about 1,165 Fahrenheit. It is important to have all areas of the glass at the same temperature as it enters the tempering quench. It also is important to minimize the glass temperature gradients during the time the glass is heating.From the time the glass enters the oven,  keep it riding flat on the ceramic...
  • Sale and installation of light shelves and sun-control products can be a valuable niche
    Sale and installation of light shelves and sun-control products can be a valuable niche.
  • Are flat-glass transportation issues largely self-inflicted? Participants in the Flat Glass Logistics Council, including four flat-glass manufacturers and three carriers, have pooled data to help readers understand how their business practices affect cost and availability of flat-glass transportation. Look at demandIn a good year, slightly less than 100,000 truckloads of flat glass get hauled on...
  • Legal pitfalls for contract glaziers, building envelope contractors
    Many contractors and subcontractors examine their contracts carefully for time of performance and payment provisions, but overlook other serious financial risks inherent in their contracts. One of those commonly overlooked financial risks, contingent payment clauses, is discussed below.. Most general contractors seek to avoid making payments to a subcontractor prior to acceptance by the owner or...
  • Learn the basic components
    Glasstech Inc. developed its Forced Convection Heating System for Architectural Glass, the FCH2, to efficiently temper high-performance, low-emissivity glass. The Perrysburg, Ohio, company’s FCH2 utilizes air heated by natural gas and distributed through nozzles above and below the glass to heat both surfaces by forced convection. Traditional electric radiant tempering systems use electric...
  • High-technology walls on Greenwich Street wow jaded New Yorkers
    Hidden pocket parks in Manhattan invite pedestrians to escape the discordance of bumper-to-bumper traffic, blaring horns and screaming subway trains by enveloping them in the white noise of man-made waterfalls. Winka Dubbeldam, a designer and principal in charge at Archi-tectonics in New York City, created a visual counterpart to the pocket parks at 497 Greenwich St. The building’s custom-...
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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...