Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • After Hurricane Wilma raked Miami four years ago, developer Alan Ojeda picked his way down Brickell Avenue to survey his new apartment project, One Broadway.Now, with Wilma's lesson in mind, Ojeda is putting the finishing touches on another new building, 1450 Brickell. His company bills it as the most wind-resistant glass-sided office tower in the nation. In a marketing release, its exterior wall...
  • Imagine 300,000 pieces of finely cut colored glass carefully placed together to create intricate designs. The sight will amaze any beholder.And it exists at the Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple, known as the country’s first glass temple that is taking shape along Jalan Tebrau [Malaysia].
  • The American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment has named its top 10 green building projects for 2009 and four of them are glazed with architectural glass made by PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, according to a July 13 PPG release.• The Chartwell School in Seaside, Calif., features Solarban 60 solar control, low-E glass. North-facing windows and clerestories, along with...
  • At the corner of Varick and Watt streets a hotel will rise with a facade wielding a more attractive and versatile kind of solar technology that may well be unprecedented for New York City.Anthony Morali, principal of MStudio, elaborated: "Basically, 90 percent of solar panels use crystalline wafers," he said. "It's your basic solar panel. You can't see through it. It's about 2.5...
  • The Sears Tower Skydeck opens its lure for thrill-seekers Thursday. It's called the Ledge and it gives the illusion of standing on air a few feet outside the building, 103 stories off the ground.It could put the Skydeck on the must-see list for tourists, right up there with the museums and Michigan Avenue shopping. It's supposed to be an engineering marvel.The tower's bosses speak assuringly of...
  • A plaza outside Tacoma's Museum of Glass was closed after kids broke one of the glass tube sculptures nearly seven years ago. Tacoma has spent around $175,000 to rebuild the "Water Forest" plaza, which is scheduled to reopen this week.The plaza originally included 20 towering tubes of glass and bronze. Now they've been redesigned and rebuilt, with the top half made out of acrylic, a...
  • In early 2005 new ownership of Miami’s Fontainebleau resort, which first opened in 1954 and was originally designed by architect Morris Lapidus, embarked on a project to revitalize and restore the property. Plans called for the addition of a world-class spa-a freestanding building on the property that would serve as a soothing oasis for guests. Dallas-based architectural firm HKS Inc. was...
  • San Joaquin County's new administration building is nearly done, so let's size up its controversial "glass feature," the immense, protruding atrium. Bold touch or "glass hernia"?County leaders approved the design in 2007, but the atrium - or the artist's rendering of it - drew criticism because of its radical shift in material, period and scale.
  • The distinctive glass dome that was to go on top of the new transit hub at Fulton Street is no more. In the latest redesign of the hub, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will make the dome out of metal, with glass at the top, saving $20 to 25 million.
  • Local architect Rafael de La-Hoz designed Distrito C with the hot Spanish sun in mind. A special type of glass, designed specifically for this project, has been installed throughout as a means of reflecting the sun’s heat. Protruding panels act as sun visors and give the buildings a unique aesthetic character. Connecting each of the four phases is a covered walkway that shades people below...
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  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...