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April 14, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Performance Art
At first glance, the most prominent design feature of architect Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum is the woven composite screen exterior that drapes over the building. However, a deeper look into the new $45-million, 33,000-square-foot structure reveals extensive glass walls that make the Pritzker Prize-winning architect's complete aesthetic vision and rigorous performance goals possible.

Industry news
Apogee Reports Increasing Sales, Earnings in FY2015
Saint-Gobain and Burkard Family to Amend Agreement on Sika
Wasco Skylights Responds to Media Coverage of Texas Lawsuit
Construction Employment Expands in 278 Metro Areas Year-over-Year
Organizers Prep for Larger Crowds, Latest Technologies at Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo 2015
People news
Cupples Names New President and Vice President
Spider Names David Beckett as VP and General Manager
Special-Lite Doors Names Quixsilver as Rep
Product Spotlight
The Legato Collection Railing System from Wagner

The Wagner Cos. introduced Legato Collection, a new, easy-to-install glass railing system featuring a straightforward installation process. The non-weld system allows for faster, simpler installation with no special training necessary. The minimal required glass preparation can reduce labor costs, Wagner officials report. Constructed with Type 316 satin-finished stainless steel, the metal railings provide low-maintenance durability with rust resistance, making it suitable for outdoor performance.

A Tale of Two Countertops
By Chad Simkins

Once there were two companies that were located on the same street and serviced the same market. Rather than trying to win every project and fight over half a penny in price, Company B chose to upsell their clients and provide better solutions to their situation.

From the Fabricator: Spring Showtime
By Max Perilstein

Events are crucial for networking and education, and if you are in the business, you need to make sure you are keeping up. We are about to enter the late spring show/conference season and there are three that I have marked on my calendar for importance and impact.

Great Glazing
Parkland Hospital interior glazing

Glazing contractor: DGB Glass
Vision glass manufacturer: Vistamatic

As one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, Parkland Hospital, once a 50-year-old outdated and overcrowded facility in Dallas, is now a brand new 1.7-million-square-foot digital hospital, featuring some of the latest upgrades in patient care, including vision panel windows throughout the building interior.  Read more...


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