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  • Glass Magazine Award winners demonstrate the inspiring possibilities of glass
    The winners of the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards showcase cutting-edge design and engineering, next-level innovations, collaborative and creative problem-solving, exciting aesthetic possibilities and more. Winners boast everything from a striking wave-form façade in the heart of New York’s downtown to a gravity-defying thin glass exhibit. “This year we had a very inspiring field of nominees,” says...
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    Further reading & information Editor's Notes NGA’s Architectural Record Webinar Tackles the ‘Battle for the Wall,’ High-performance Technologies and MoreGrowing Your Fabrication Facility into Industry 4.0Did NYC’s Mayor Really Announce a Ban on Glass Buildings?Market Data Key findings from Vitro Architectural Glass' survey of project decisionmakers The Glass Advocate NGA New Hire Toolkit...
  • Top drivers in the market
    The Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia, features a 260-meter glass roof created with 4SG Reactive Thermoplastic Spacer from H.B. Fuller. Photo by Aaron Pocock.Today’s insulating glass market presents a growing number of challenges, from automation demands to requirements for multi-cavity glazing to increased product complexity. To meet these growing challenges, IG manufacturers are...
  • IoT is changing the glass fabrication process
    The term Internet of Things, or IoT, is increasingly bandied about in the glass industry. But what does it actually mean? According to Merriam-Webster, IoT is “the networking capability that allows information to be sent to and received from objects and devices (such as fixtures and kitchen appliances) using the internet.” For glass companies, this means implementing smart, automated and...
  • How estimating software can help curb the skilled labor shortage
    C.R. Laurence Co. developed the Storefronts Online estimating software to enable users to design, quote and order storefronts and entrances. The software is mobile accessible, allowing users to access project information from anywhere.Technological advances are helping glazing contractors weather the shortage of skilled labor by improving business efficiencies. According to the 2019 Construction...
  • Top considerations before entering the worldwide glass market
    Shipping containers at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. Unique projects demand unique products, which may demand turning to unique suppliers. While a fabricator or glazing contractor may be willing to go to the ends of the earth to find the product that meets the client’s specific needs, the reality is that journey is going to be time-consuming, expensive and plagued with unexpected challenges....
  • More important now than ever
    Have your expectations changed as a consumer over the past year? Five years? 10 years? Chances are they have. The era of internet retail shopping has come with the expectation of fast service and delivery. You might have come across the term “Amazonification,” a term denoting the tech giant’s enormous influence on commerce, and on the industries it’s coming for next. It isn’t likely architects...
  • From left: Jefferson University Prof. Jim Doerfler, Dean Barbara Klinkhammer, first-place winner Emily Potenza, second-place winner Cevan Noell, third-place winner Kaitlyn Cusumano, and AGI’s Stephanie Staub.The Architectural Glass Institute teamed with Philadelphia’s Jefferson University on a student design competition that challenges students to create innovative glass-centric projects, all...
  • Architectural perspectives on potential of glass, possibilities for the industry
    A key takeaway from the 2019 AIA Expo, held in Las Vegas, June 6-8, was the improving and growing connection points between the architecture community and the glass and glazing industry. While this industry is aware of and responsive to specifications and code requirements, an architect’s need for design and function is a big part of determining how to best use glass to satisfy all parties....
  • US remains number-one export destination for industry products
    Exports by Region: Percent share by geographical area. Click on image for larger view.Source: GIMAV 2018 Industry Report, released June 2019. Sales continued to grow in 2018 for Italian flat glass machinery and product companies, with exports capturing a 74 percent share of sales, according to the 2018 Industry Report from GIMAV, the Italian association of manufacturers of glass processing...
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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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