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  • Personal profiles
    In the October 2016 issue of Glass Magazine, the Closer Look article looked into the number of female employees within the construction and glass industries. Along with statistics, several female and male managers within the industry shared insight into hiring and retaining women within the glass industry to create a more diverse workforce. Read more about the women who contributed to the article...
  • The basics: The main storefront of the recently opened, 57,000-square-foot H&M Flagship Store in New York City consists of laminated and insulating glass units with a laminated glass structural fin. Instead of spiders or clips, the project team used a custom toggle system to fasten the oversized face glass back to the glass fin, so there is no visible metal holding the storefront in place....
  • The basics: The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio recently completed the first stage of a $135 million renovation/conversion project, including 400,000 square feet of renovated space and 12,000 square feet of new construction. The massive facelift resulted in a ceramic fritted channel glass façade with one-thousand multi-colored glass panels on two sides of the hospital. The main...
  • Building industry struggles to attract and retain female workers
    Editor's Note: Read more about the women who contributed to this article in Glass Magazine's special October issue online-only section. Economic news in the United States has been positive throughout 2016, including within the construction industry. However, many within the industry, including those in glass and glazing, continue to face one major challenge that could hinder recovery: a...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association submitted two proposals to provide consistent definitions of several fenestration terms in the International Building Code and International Energy Conservation Code. The proposals were approved during the 2016 ICC Group B Committee Action Hearings. If the approval of these proposed changes is upheld through the Public Comment Hearings and...
  • For many glass contractors, a revolving line of credit can be the best financing option to help them grow. Revolving lines of credit are flexible, affordable and fairly easy to use. On the surface, they appear to be an ideal product. However, lines of credit can be hard to get—and keep. A line of credit works much like a credit card. A company can draw funds up to a pre-established limit. The...
  • Suppliers offer solutions to the most common interior glass hardware challenges
    Installation of SC Railing’s Line series glass railing system on bridge overlooking a corporate office lobby. Interior glass is booming as architects, interior designers and building owners look to maximize views and daylight through a modern, sleek aesthetic. The interior market—from glass railings to partitions to doors and beyond—represents a growth opportunity for glazing companies. But, it...
  • Creativity and fabrication precision combine for interior art glass feature wall
    “Imprints” features an interlayer of photos and city plans from Philadelphia, encapsulated into 17 glass panels. Photography by Shuli Sadé/ Sadé Studio. The 28th floor reception area of the new headquarters for the Cozen O’Connor law firm at One Liberty Place in Philadelphia features a 65-feet long art glass wall, designed to serve as both an inviting and intriguing introduction to the office,...
  • Demands for thermal performance and sustainability drive wood curtain wall market
    The J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, a LEED Platinum, zero-energy project, is one of the most prominent timber curtain wall installations in North America. Photo courtesy of the J. Craig Venter Institute. Atop the foothills overlooking La Jolla, California, and the Pacific Ocean, sits the J. Craig Venter Institute, a 45,000-square-foot LEED Platinum, zero-energy building that...
  • 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. Assa Abloy Door Security Solutions Group has a...
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