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  • A newer home suffered extensive windborne debris impacts during Hurricane Irma due to the widespread structural failure of an adjacent, older home.Editor’s Notes: This article is based on a presentation Dean Ruark delivered at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2017 Fall Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. For more information, visit aamanet.org. More photos of post-Irma...
  • Building Information Modeling has been a large part of the architecture, engineering and construction communities since the early 2000s. It has been heralded as a hallmark of systems integration and simplification. It has also been challenged for increasing the risk imposed on design professionals and for being overly complex. Many full-service glass companies might not bother seeking out the...
  • How to present an argument in business
    There is a phrase that I coined, “Right or wrong is not the controlling issue; it’s how you present your case that counts.” Being right is important, but equally important is presenting one’s position and recommendations in a manner that is acceptable to the audience. This successful communication is key to bettering relationships and improving odds of business success. What follows are tips to...
  • 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 Norah Dick, ndick@glass.orgFirst impressions are vital to a...
  • The basics: Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, opened a new University Commons facility in August 2017. This front door to the campus combines the library and student center functions into one central location, encouraging collaborative learning among students, faculty and administrators. Home to a career center, radio station, dining area and living room, among other features, the...
  • The basics: Yarn Works Apartments in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a 182,500-square-foot former mill converted into 96 units of mixed-income housing. Once home to the Fitchburg Yarn Co., the 100 year-old building sits on 7.4 acres on the banks of the Nashua River. More than 350 historically accurate aluminum replacement windows allowed the redevelopment to meet the stringent requirements necessary...
  • Photos courtesy of Rowan University ©2016 Joel SchwartzThe basics: The grand opening of Holly Pointe Commons welcomed more than 1,400 students to the new, $145 million residence hall on Rowan University's campus in Glassboro, New Jersey. The residence hall is a gateway to campus. Designed by Erdy McHenry Architecture, the 303,000-square-foot building showcases a modern aesthetic and serpentine-...
  • Photos by Treve Johnson, courtesy of Discretion BrewingThe basics: After a 2009 fire completely destroyed a family-owned furniture business in Santa Cruz, California, the owners, Brian and Kevin Dueck, decided to create a new multi-tenant retail space. The owners wanted a fireproof modern building that met California’s building and energy code requirements. The result is a 10,300-square-foot...
  • Highlight your achievements in Glass Magazine! The June 2018 issue of Glass Magazine will feature the highest-earning contract glaziers of 2017. The "Top 50 Glaziers" issue will include glazier profiles, industry statistics, project spotlights and more. To ensure your company's achievements are highlighted in this special issue, please complete and submit the following form by the extended...
  • Photos by Eric Jamison/Studio J Inc.The basics: When one of the top-ranked hospitality colleges in the world needed a new home, it was important that the building reflect the best in hospitality design while offering a functional academic space for future industry leaders. Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects balanced these needs by giving students and faculty state-of-the art classrooms in the...
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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...
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    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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