September 24, 2013
From Glass Magazine
In an effort to free employees from the confines of the cubicle—and the low morale it can foster—employers are relying on office designs that incorporate interior glass.
 
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We were curious to hear what people on the GlassBuild America show floor had to say about the industry, its future, and its recent past, so we asked several people to play a little word association game. Watch the video. 

How important is energy efficiency to you? Would you pay more for it? If you were a bigwig developer and had a gaggle of new buildings to build, would you spend the extra money to make it the most energy efficient it could be? Those are three questions that have recently been bandied about, and here’s what I think the majority of owners/developers would say.

Product Spotlight

The CRL Accufab Pro curtain-wall tool is designed to accurately and quickly locate shear block connectors on the vertical members of U.S. Aluminum curtain-wall, storefront and window-wall systems. Watch a video demonstration of the tool from the GlassBuild America 2013 show floor.

Great Glazing

Installers: Jim Koch, Klein Dickert
Framing system manufacturer: Aluflam
Glass manufacturer: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Tucked away on the seventh floor of the Center for Care and Discovery at the University of Chicago Medical Center is an intimate, non-denominational 600-square-foot chapel, featuring glazing that provides daylighting and fire-safety components. Read more...