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  • The basics: The Amot Atrium Tower is a 38-story glass tower with a four-story lobby that incorporates a dramatic glass-encased sculptural stairway made from American Tulipwood and a skeletal metal frame. Designed by Tomer Gelfand and Oded Halaf Architects, the staircase spirals over 40 feet above the entry level. The retail project, completed at the end of 2015, features a structural silicone...
  • The basics:  A new rooftop canopy on NYU’s Langone Medical Center marries form and function. The hospital’s electrical, plumbing and air-handling systems were placed on the rooftop above the new entryway of the emergency department and behind a translucent glass box. The relocation of the mechanicals provides protection for systems during flood conditions, such as occurred during Hurricane...
  • For its annual Reader Photo Contest, Glass Magazine invited readers to submit photographs highlighting the achievements and advancements seen across all segments of the glass industry, from the factory floor to the jobsite. A panel of judges chose five finalists out of nearly fifty submissions. Now it's your turn to select the winners. Please review the gallery of five final photos...
  • The basics: Deloitte Tower/La Tour Deloitte is a 22-story 560,000-square-foot office tower in Montreal with energy-efficient curtain wall vision glass and spandrel panels. It is the first, new, privately owned and financed commercial office tower in more than 20 years to be built in the city of Montreal. This project marks the first step in a $2-billion multi-year plan to develop a prime sector...
  • More advice for glaziers
    Jim Leslie, general manager, EXTECH/Exterior Technologies Inc.The number one challenge facing our glazing contractor customers is short lead times. Glazing contractors often are under pressure by the GCs to get the rough openings filled as fast as possible so interior work can commence. However, glazing contractors are unable to order materials earlier when they are provided with incomplete...
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Bethany Stough, bstough@glass.org. For most consumer products,...
  • With the end-user in mind, the latest window systems and components meet many design trends at once. Easily operable, expansively sized, and tested to withstand harsh conditions, windows for the commercial, institutional and multifamily markets offer security and performance in an aesthetically pleasing package. The following pages provide a sampling of the latest windows, components and window...
  • Advice from the glass and metal suppliers on the top challenges facing contract glaziers
    Challenge 01 FINDING AND TRAINING WORKERS The skilled worker shortage once again tops the list of challenges for glazing contractors, suppliers say. Suppliers point to a number of solutions to help ease the burden of the ongoing labor shortage, including expanding recruitment, incorporating industry-developed training tools, partnering with suppliers and improving efficiency. “Establishing a...
  • An in-depth, by the numbers look at the U.S. glazing market
    HOW DID TOP 50 GLAZIERS’ 2016 OVERALL SALES COMPARE TO 2015?A majority of Top 50 Glaziers reported an increase in sales from 2015 to 2016. Seventy-four percent of companies reported higher year-over-year sales in 2016, with 24 percent reporting a decrease in sales. This nearly echoes the performance of companies in 2015, when 77 percent reported higher year-over-year sales and 23 percent reported...
  • 50 SPECIFIED SYSTEMS INC. The construction of Pittsburgh’s Bakery Square 2.0 office building marks the completion of the major Bakery Square mixed-use development project that began in 2007 with the refurbishment of an old Nabisco Bakery building. For the 2.0 office building, Specified Systems Inc., specifiedsystems.com, engineered, fabricated and erected the glass and glazing systems, including...
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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...