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    Glazier BulletinRailing Code Updates: A closer look at cap rail requirements and laminated interlayers By Brian Clifford Cracking the Code: Navigating glass railing codes and testing standardsBy Brian CliffordCreative Recruitment Workforce Development A compilation of Glass Magazine resources on labor challenges and hiring best practices. People NewsViracon Retiree Dudley...
  • The 2015 International Building Code updates to design load requirements for glass guardrails have led many in the glass industry to ask the question: are cap rails or handrails still required?Guardrails can be installed with a cap rail (i.e. top rail, guard) or a handrail. Both of these systems will increase safety, aesthetics and performance. C.R. Laurence Co., crl-arch.com, typically...
  • The basics: The 980,000-square-foot office skyscraper, Q22 in Warsaw, Poland, was completed in July 2016 after three years of construction. Its striking design by Kuryłowicz & Assoc. combines elements typical of constructivism and neomodernism, and features an innovative glass façade. Over 270,000 square feet of insulating glass units were installed on the project, and innovative photovoltaic...
  • Source: 37th Annual Deltek Clarity Architecture and Engineering Industry Study from Deltek. Architecture and engineering firms face many of the same labor challenges that have plagued the glass and glazing industry in recent years. According to the 37th Annual Deltek Clarity Architecture and Engineering Industry Study from Deltek, talent acquisition and management was identified as a significant...
  • What happened: The 2018 International Building Code references the 2016 ASCE 7 for determining design loads for buildings. Why it matters: This change will bring in significant changes in design wind pressures for fenestration products in some parts of the United States. The 2018 International Building Code is complete. Perhaps the most significant change in the 2018 IBC for fenestration in most...
  • Editor’s Note: This article is based on a presentation from Janine Driver, best-selling author and body language expert for the Body Language Institute. Driver spoke at the 80th Annual American Architectural Manufacturers Association Conference, held Feb. 12-15 in Phoenix. For more information, visit aamanet.org. Product testing, literature, demonstrations and aesthetics could pique a potential...
  • Increasing curtain wall complexity warrants special focus on collaboration between trades
    The new 10 Hudson Yards tower in New York City from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates features a combination of complex glass façade systems, including two tension cable walls and four types of unitized curtain wall. The cable wall systems, both Pilkington Planar, include an 82-foot lobby façade and a trapezoidal 207-foot tall wall that spans from floor six to floor 21. Pictured is the larger façade...
  • Companies adjust hiring practices to cultivate a diverse, skilled and talented workforce
    Ace Glass leads attend a Spider Swing Stage training with sales rep John VanNatta. The company hires and trains new employees from multiple creative channels, including prison transition programs. Photo courtesy of Ace Glass. Although the worker shortage continues to be a primary concern for most glass industry companies, many are turning the challenge of finding qualified workers into an...
  • Check out the glass and glazing continuing education opportunities available during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 Expo. See a complete listing of AIA Expo CE courses and sessions here.Source: AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 Expo Credit Schedule.Thursday, April 27, 2017Top Ten Design Components for a Secure School Front Entrance7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.This session will explore critical...
  • The basics: Schneithorst’s Restaurant & Bar, a landmark in the St. Louis restaurant scene for nearly a century, replaced its deteriorating heavy timber rooftop structure with a European-inspired steel and glass structure. Assembled on-site and installed in July 2016, the new rooftop structure consists of steel canopies with laminated glass roof panels, allowing customers to enjoy an outdoor...
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