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  • Hurricane damage on an office building in Miami following Hurricane Wilma, which hit the Florida coast in October 2005. What happened: The 6th Edition Florida Building Code went into effect on Dec. 31, 2017, and contains a number of updates relevant to the glass and glazing industry. Why it matters: As industry codes continue to evolve and project timelines seem to speed up, it’s...
  • EPDs, LCAs, PCRs: all of these acronyms can be tempting to ignore in today’s busy glass industry. When there are labor issues, tight lead times and other daily pressures to contend with, who has time for acronyms? But what if I told you these acronyms, and the legislation associated with them, could translate to substantial profit loss? What if I told you they affected the use of flat glass in...
  • Photos courtesy of CRL-U.S. AluminumThe basics: The Wilshire Grand Tower is a new 73-story skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles. At 1,100 feet it is the tallest building on the West Coast and spent over 20 years in the planning stage. The building includes upscale restaurants, office spaces and the 889-room InterContinental Hotel. A distinct feature of Wilshire Grand is its glass façade,...
  • The basics:  Greentown Labs, the largest clean technology incubator in the United States, officially opened its expansion site, the Global Center for Cleantech Innovation. The historic building is now home to 80 cleantech startup companies that are working to solve climate challenges with hardware-focused innovations. The new Global Center rehabilitated and preserved a century-old industrial...
  • 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.
  • 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....
  • Storefront takes largest market share according to product type
    Source: AAMA 2017/2018 U.S. Industry Market Studies from the American Architectural Manufacturers AssociationFig. 1 New Nonresidential Construction and Major AdditionsSegmented by building category (millions of square feet—vision area)In 2017, new construction and major additions constituted 66.5 percent of all nonresidential vision installations in the United States, with renovations making up...
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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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