April 21, 2009 | Vol 4, Num 16
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Questioning workplace injury legislation
In the beginning of this month, the Texas Supreme Court upheld its decision that an injured employee of a contractor cannot sue a "premises owner," according to an USA Today article April 3. The court granted a rehearing, but stuck to its decision. ... read more
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UPDATE: Fire-rated ceramic glass

Safti First, San Francisco, offers Pyran Platinum, a fire-rated ceramic glass free of toxins and hazardous heavy metals. ... read more

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Channel glass at the W Hotel in Scottsdale 

“We wanted to find a contemporary looking translucent material without a metal frame to create a pattern of glazing and diffuse the light in interesting and changeable ways throughout the day and night. We also wanted some transparency, but not a clear fish bowl glass effect.”— Christian Low, principal and senior vice president, Hornberger + Worstell Architects.

The W Scottsdale Hotel and Residences, Scottsdale, Ariz., features a 100-foot long, curved glass wall of channel glass that runs the length of the lobby. The long expanse of glass provides a panoramic view uninterrupted by framing, with a seamless look from floor to ceiling. The channel glass, installed in two overlapping layers, also offers diffused natural daylighting, and a thermal and acoustic gap.

Learn about the basics, the players, and the glass and systems involved with this Great glazing

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