Volume 47, Issue 4
April 2012

features

Glazing Goes Techno
Learn what apps, websites and mobile tools are available to help busy glazing contractors in the field.

Social Studies
Glass retailers share tips for increasing followers, brand awareness and more through social media.

On the Frontier
Find out how Western Window Systems in Phoenix has grown from a local manufacturer to a national “Manufacturing Marvel.”

East and West
See what you missed at the recent Glass Association of North America’s Annual Conference in Sarasota, Fla., and the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference in Las Vegas.

departments

Issue @ Hand
Shop Savvy
GANA Perspectives
The Business

columns
News Now
Company News
Global Update
Contract Glazing
Codes & Standards
Financial Flash
Industry Outlook
Focus on Machinery
Showcase
Newsmakers

special section

Architects’ Guide to Glass

The Weakest Link

Structural silicone glazing may have advanced a lot over the past few decades, but architects and contract glaziers alike say careful design considerations and installation tactics can’t be ignored to ensure a successful building.

Decorative Glass
Colors All Around
A new John Hopkins Hospital Building, scheduled to open in April, features a colorfully constructed, artistic curtainwall façade.


on the cover

Clockwise, starting at top left: AGC’s glass performance calculator; Guardian’s Building Energy Calculator; PPG's electronic glass binder; Safti First’s mySAFTI app; Cardinal’s energy calculator; Pilkington’s Sun Management calculator; the Oldcastle product and location guide app; and the Construction Master Pro from Calculated Industries. Turn to page 22 for details.


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