Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Workers started installation of thousands of energy-efficient glass panels for the podium of 1 World Trade Center, according to a Feb. 15 article from NY1. The podium will feature more than 4,000 glass panels with LED lights. 
  • Apple opened a new flagship store in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay area this weekend, which features a 30-foot glass curtain wall that allows customers to see all three stories of the store while walking by on the street.  
  • Sulphur Springs, Texas, recently debuted all-glass restrooms that are the first of their kind in the United States, according to recent ABC News report. Located in the middle of a busy downtown square, the bathrooms allow users to see out but keep others from seeing in. David Gideon of the Commercial Glass & Mirror Co.  fabricated the glass for the structure and told ABC News that...
  • Onyx Solar announced it will develop a 26,500-square-foot photovoltaic skylight for the New Jersey headquarters facility of pharmaceutical company Novartis. The 295 kilowatt-DC base rated power photovoltaic system will consist of 820 customized translucent units, making it the largest of its kind in the United States, according to Onyx officials. The contract was awarded by Turner...
  • An Oklahoma woman accused of pushing her husband to his death from their high-rise apartment has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the building's owner, claiming the window glass was too thin and violated safety codes. She's seeking more than $10,000 in damages for her and the couple's infant son, according to a September 21 San Francisco Chronicle report.Her attorney told Tulsa television...
  • BISEM Inc. recently retrofitted a curtain wall at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s customer service center with a building integrated photovoltaic system, marking the first-ever BIPV curtain-wall retrofit project in the nation, according to an August 27 report in the Sacramento Business Journal.The 392-square-foot solar wall will provide all of the power needed to cool a...
  • The recent re-opening of Apple's SoHo, New York City, flagship store revealed a newly remodeled space featuring a glass staircase with sides that are made from a zigzagging, yet continuous, seam-free piece of glass that looks to exceed 30 feet at its longest point, according to a July 17 core 77 article.
  • Entrepreneur Filip Sobotka says the solution to Toronto's falling glass problems could be a robot named SAM. The setup involves an SLR camera attached to a motorized platform that travels up and down two metal cables. Rigging on the roof and the ground keep SAM steady, allowing it to take photos of the exterior of a building, according to a July 12 CBCNews report. The robot is...
  • Designers of the Ettley home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., looked to glass to create a striking exterior and interior, according to a June 21 feature from Easy Reader News. The exterior façade features cubes of blue tinted glass, and the interior includes glass partitions and a glass central staircase."I wanted to really stretch the limits of utilizing glass on a residential scale...in a way that...
  • 1 World Trade Center, now a year and a half from its scheduled completion, will look significantly changed from the original 2006 design, according to a June 12 article from the New York Times. One of the most notable changes is the podium, which was initially designed to feature prismatic glass cladding. Glass fabrication problems, first reported in Glass Magazine, led to a major redesign of the...
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  • 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,...
  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...