Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Highlight your achievements!
    Glass Magazine's "Top Metal Companies" list features the leading metal fabricators in the United States and Canada. Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior and exterior railings, aluminum composite panels and exterior sun-control products to the glass and glazing industry. We will feature the Top Metal...
  • Photos by Tom KesslerThe basics: The new Ent Center for the Arts is the first purpose-built performing and visual arts center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ 550-acre campus. Designed to encourage and support working relationships with cultural organizations in the community and to provide direct public access to performances, exhibits and classes, the 92,000-square-foot facility...
  • Photos courtesy of AGC Glass North AmericaThe basics:  The 12-story luxury Thompson Hotel is a new, curved skyscraper located in Nashville, Tennessee. Adjacent to the Station Inn, the building is designed to integrate the city’s old and new elements. Set back from a busy intersection, the tower’s ground floor restaurant features a cantilevered second-floor terrace. In addition to its three...
  • A preview of products and services to be featured at GlassBuild America 2018
    Visit GlassMagazine.com/August2018 for additional GlassBuild America 2018 product coverage and event news. During the show, follow @GlassMag on Twitter and @glassmagazinenga on Instagram for live coverage.GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host around 400 exhibitors, including about 100 from outside the United States, Sept. 12-14, at the Las Vegas Convention...
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    Links to further reading & information for Glass Magazine August 2018 print issue.
  • Seven steps to an accurate project bid, for new estimators
    For a contract glazing firm, a bid estimate can make or break a project. An estimate that is too high can cost a bidder the job, while one that is too low or omits elements of a job can cut into margins and affect overall company profitability.  “If a project is underbid, all subcontractors, not just the glaziers, are placing themselves in quite the predicament,” says Chuck Knickerbocker,...
  • High-performance, environmentally sustainable construction market shifts its focus
    Above: High-performance glass creates a wave-like façade that encloses the 38-story Anaha Tower in Honolulu. The building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz in partnership with Benjamin Woo Architects, features 275,000 square feet of Guardian Glass SunGuard SNR 43 coating on CrystalGray glass, 20,000 square feet of which is bent glass. The podium features 50,000 square feet of Guardian SunGuard...
  • An easier way to calculate glass strength for ASTM E1300 and ASCE 7
    Editor’s Note: The following article is adapted from the technical paper “Insulating Glass Strength Made Simple” by Joseph E. Minor and H. Scott Norville. To read and download the complete technical paper, visit GlassMagazine.com/August2018. To meet current code and standard requirements, insulating glass manufacturers must be able to calculate the strengths of units according to ASTM E1300 and...
  • Recommended solutions and options to avoid
    The primary responsibility of a business owner or company manager is to make sure that employees are always paid on time. Nothing erodes company morale and employee goodwill more than missing payroll.  In my experience financing distressed businesses, few companies ever recover from missing payroll. By the time they reach that point, the situation is already so dire that little can be done....
  • Preventing heat flow through the center of glass only, rather than considering the window as a whole, is the thermal equivalent of damming a river at its center, yet forgetting to block water flow all the way to its banks. In the case of the river, its flow is not stopped; the water just flows around the edges of the dam. Illustration courtesy of Technoform.Over the years, the glass industry has...
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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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