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March 2022

2022 Top Glass Fabricators Report

Leading fabricator sales rebound, but supply chain conditions remain rocky.

Grand Hyatt Nashville

The glass-clad 25-story Grand Hyatt Nashville, completed in 2020, will serve as host hotel for the National Glass Association’s 2022 Building Envelope Contractors Conference and Glass Processing Automation Days, March 27-30.

On Good Stewardship: Balancing efficiencies with supply chain challenges

The industry continues to push for newer efficiencies while grappling with supply chain challenges. Responsible care and management of resources—in all forms—will be key to success in 2022.

Triple Glazing and Embodied Energy

As both national and local groups look for solutions to address climate change, decarbonize the buildings segment and greatly increase energy efficiency, it is clear that high-performance fenestration has an important role to play.

Safe + Beautiful + Frameless

Design considerations for frameless shower enclosures including doors and fixed panels, dimensional tolerances and limitations, hardware and structural support, visual quality expectations, and cleaning and maintenance guidelines.

New Metro Stations Feature Bird-Friendly Facades

The Eglington Crosstown LRT is a Toronto-wide Metrolink project including a total of 25 stations. Glass fabricator Prelco contributed to 14 of the new stations, with the application of a consistent design across numerous buildings.

The Indicators I’m Tracking

I’m neither an economist nor a forecaster. However, there are a few key market indicators I’ve been tracking in recent months in an effort to see though the cloudy forecasts of leading construction economists.  

Building Capacity: A conversation with Glas-Pro

Joe Green, president of Glas-Pro, talks about workforce development, product innovation, and how building trends might be changing.

Great Glazing | 601 Massachusetts Ave.

A 10-story glass façade fronts the atrium at the landmark 601 Massachusetts Ave. project  in downtown Washington, D.C. The Pilkington Planar point-supported glazing system by W&W Glass secures panes of Pilkington Optiwhite™ true low-iron glass to a series of 26-meter-wide one-piece horizontal…

As COVID Clouds Churn, Markets See Mixed Outlook

The pandemic continues to hold good news and bad news for the construction industry.

Sophisticated Exterior of New Office Building Features Systems by Press Glass

NC Agricultural in Raleigh, North Carolina, features a sophisticated glass and metal façade, fabricated by Press Glass.

Four Original Shower Designs Featured in New Lake House, Courtesy of HMI Digital Glass Printing

Interior designer Lisa Sherry partnered with HMI to design four unique, digitally printed shower enclosures for her new lake house. 

New Office Tower Features Vibrant Public Art Project

The interior of 81 Bay St, CIBC Square in Toronto, Canada features an arresting public art project, created by artist Steve Driscoll and fabricated by Imagic Glass.

Goldray’s Dichroic Glass Brings Life to Public Art Installation

The public art installation, Windward Light, designed by Heavy, Urban Systems, is modeled after a mother bird, protecting everyone under the eight-foot canopy. Located in Calgary, Alberta, this new installation features Goldray Glass’s dichroic glass.