Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Be knowledgeable to advise administrators
    “I’ve replaced my school district’s broken wired glass for many years. Now, administrators say I need to retrofit all their schools with fire-rated glass that meets impact safety codes. What options can I provide, and what issues should I be aware of?”The 2003 International Building Code forever changed the rules about the use of wired glass in schools. Contract glaziers...
  • The play of glass in the preservation of art, history
    Museums house antiques, treasures and heritage. They conserve history and tell the story of who we are. People visit museums to view exhibits, preferably well lit. Curators and visitors, however, express dramatically opposing views of what kind of light best illuminates exhibits in a museum. The trend runs toward natural light from large expanses of glass. Nearly every current museum renovation,...
  • A little-known measure, damage-weighted transmittance, emerges as a way to assess fading risks
    In choosing the most appropriate glass for commercial and residential projects, more architects look at the issue of fading, specifically with regard to fabrics, finishes, carpeting and artwork that will occupy the interior of their finished buildings.In assessing the potential fading risks associated with the glass they specify, most architects look at a single measure on the performance data...
  • When antiquities, priceless collections, venerable art, fussy curators and deep pockets come into play.
    Museums and art galleries present challenges to glazing designs, given the tight environmental conditions that must be met. Consideration must be given to many parameters, often conflicting, including the quality and quantity of light, ultraviolet resistance, aesthetics, thermal performance, condensation resistance, strength, security performance, safety and cost. For a best-practice curatorial...
  • Complex subject made easy
    Would you want to consider a “climate” inside your insulating glass unit? Probably not. During manufacture, a volume of air is trapped in IG at a certain temperature and relative humidity, then exposed to the forces of nature, heat, cold and pressures. Without a desiccant to dry the air space, the trapped moisture condenses and creates “rain” inside the IG when the...
  • LiteSentry machine spies defects before glass leaves the production line
    The Hawkeye Scratch and Defect Inspection System addresses the subjectivity of human inspection and consistently identifies defective glass before it is shipped to the customer or before more processing.
  • A red-carpet preview of the products, exhibitors and seminars
    For three days, industry professionals worldwide will be drawn to Atlanta for a show that has grown to combine architectural glass, glazing and fabrication industries and the residential window and door industry in one venue.
  • How to work with artists
    Bringing the glass artist into the architectural planning process as early as possible allows the artwork to be seamlessly integrated into the project.
  • Caltrans District 7 headquarters in Los Angeles a striking addition to the bustling boulevards of downtown. The building is an architectural testament to the state transportation agency that made metropolitan L.A. the eminent car-crazed city.
  • By Ann Lallande
    In some municipalities around the country, it can be a challenge for sunroom and patio-enclosure manufacturers to obtain building permits for their products.
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    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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