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Current Issue: September/October 2021

How to Build a Strong Company Culture

A successful culture is one where all employees have the opportunity and the tools necessary to be their best selves within their role. From there, organizational success is more likely to follow, no matter the challenges ahead.

Best Hardware Product or System

Bi-folding and sliding door and wall systems offer grand scale and minimal hardware for unobstructed views, along with acoustical and thermal benefits.

Best Project Team

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is Lubbock, Texas’s newest landmark. The 220,000-square-foot campus required careful coordination and cooperation for the project team, which manufactured and supplied the metal systems.

Best Decorative Glass Application

The ascending glass spiral of the new Hurricane Maria Memorial in New York City symbolizes the devastating hurricane which struck Puerto Rico in 2017, while simultaneously representing protection against those destructive forces.

Remembering an Industry Innovator

In preparing our Innovation Issue each year, we get the opportunity to collaborate with the ambitious and inspiring innovators behind these product and project achievements. One such innovator was Bernard Lax, the founder and CEO of Gardena,…

Steps to Success with Large Glass

3 ways for glaziers to prepare for the jumbo glazing trend

Best Framing System or Component

The greater system depth, combined with three thermal performance options and two glass plane options, makes this a highly versatile framing system, bridging the gap between traditional framing systems and low-rise curtain walls.

Best Protective Glazing Project

The new VA Ambulatory Care Center features an eye-catching glass façade, combining creative geometries and blast resistance.

The Digital Factory

Smart Factory and Industry 4.0; the internet of things (IoT) and the industrial internet of things (IIoT); digitalization and intelligentization; artificial intelligence (AI), radio frequency identification (RFID), enterprise resource planning (…

Best Innovation for Installers

An all-glass entrance system solution that significantly improves on what is perhaps the most-specified rail system on the market.

Best Green Project

Basecamp Lyngby is a private student and senior residence near Copenhagen in Denmark offering 786 apartments. Recyclable materials, modular construction, and even the organic structure of the façade underline the green design intent of the…

Glass Magazine Awards 2021

Winning projects and products demonstrate multi-functional, innovative solutions that protect, perform and inspire.

Project of the Year and Best Feat of Engineering

The grand steel and glass dome of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures captured two prizes in the 2021 Glass Magazine Awards. The impressive dome covers about 30,000 square feet of terrace space with a spherical gridshell, providing rain and…

Speak to the Next Generation of Manufacturers

How can manufacturers effectively reach young people and recruit them to the industry? This is a challenge the Manufacturing Institute has been working to address through Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October. 

Take smart risks with innovation

Smart risk assessment requires evaluating risk to ensure steps are taken that fuel innovation and lead to growth. Here are four ways to assess risk, the smart way.

Best Glass or Glass Component

HMI’s C.10 with Microban is a protective glass coating that incorporates antimicrobial technology. Any glass shower enclosure manufactured by the company can be coated with the product.

Best Jumbo Glass Project

In addition to the large lites being used effectively, glass is used throughout the lobby, providing a clean and welcoming aesthetic.

Best Innovation for the Factory

A coating machine that applies protective coating onto both sides of the glass through a proprietary chemical vapor deposition process, transforming glass into a high-performing, water-repellent surface

Best Glass Interior

Pendry West Hollywood, Hotel and Residences is a luxury boutique hotel and condominium complex located on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

R&D Award

This development combines architectural style seen in other regions with the windborne debris resistance required in hurricane zones.

Project of the Year Runner Up 

The almost other-worldly exterior of the new Kinder Building, part of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, is wrapped with laminated, translucent glass tubes.

Solution: TCR-225 Thermal Window Wall from OBE

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE), a leading global supplier of architectural glass, metal and hardware, recently added a new thermal window wall system to its portfolio: TCR-225. TCR-225 thermal window wall joins OBE’s suite of façade products…