New computer modeling software can help prevent reflectivity problems in façade design
October 2, 2012
Most building codes do not explicitly limit solar reflectivity in the architectural design criteria; however, performing a solar reflectivity study in the initial design stages can help prevent reflectivity and exterior glare problems.
September 19, 2011
AdvertorialA look at how Santelli Tempered Glass, Monessen, Pa., uses the newest generation of Albat + Wirsam commercial and production software to capture orders, and cut, temper, and ship glass within 24 hours. Read more about Albat + Wirsam and its software offerings.
GTS GlasPac LX Glazier Edition with Microsoft Dynamics GP, GTS Services LLC
September 2, 2010
Five years ago, GTS Services LLC, Portland, Ore., made a strategic decision to invest in its products and services to meet the needs of the contract glazing market; the end result is the GTS GlasPacLX Glazier Edition with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The software provides contract glaziers with the traditional construction management capabilities required to manage the business, merged with industry-...
May 19, 2010
Whether creating a bid for a general contractor, or pricing a new window for a customer,estimating and quoting software provides users a host of tools to ensure accuracyand efficiency. Compiled and researched by the editors of Glass Magazine, thefollowing chart reviews the capabilities, requirements and costs of a variety of estimatingprograms available to the industry. Future charts will include...
April 17, 2009
An Enterprise Resource Planning system reaches into all areas of the business. It is a company-wide software system used to manage and coordinate all the resources, information and functions of a business from one central database of information. Implementing or replacing the system can open unlimited business opportunities for any organization. The cornerstone of a successful ERP deployment is...
Online software expedites the design process
February 19, 2009
Hunkering down for 2009? Looking for ways to save costs without sacrificing efficiency? Technology is one of the keys to survival, and using design software is like hiring a field of experts without the cost.
December 16, 2008
Glazing contractors and full-service glass companies face the most challenging business climate in recent history. Many companies experienced continued prosperity during the downturn in residential construction by redeploying their resources to the commercial construction boom. With leading indicators showing a dramatic slowdown coming in commercial construction, maintaining profitability will be...
December 12, 2008
Building Information Modeling was the all-encompassing theme at this year’s Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-11.The meeting was held in cooperation with: American Institute of Architects, Building Smart Alliance, Green Mechanical Council, and SCIP or Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice. Co-located conferences...
November 4, 2008
Optimized production processes and excellent product quality remain as important goals to obtain for those who want to stay ahead of their competitors.
August 1, 2006
Contract glaziers, fabricators and glass-shop owners need comprehensive business software that keeps track of current and potential orders and manages resources on the back end. Most make do with a custom solution, or a series of programs that serves various purposes. Many readers call and ask for suggestions on where to get business and production software. To that end, Special Projects Writer...