Posts Tagged ‘ glazing ’

Silver Linings

Jun 30th, 2020

Halfway through 2020 … what a year so far. I know I’m not the first to say that; I’m sure you’ve heard that, or some version of it, from plenty of others. I think we can all agree, it’s been a tough six months on all sorts of levels. But I’m not here to be […]

Building Better Buildings

Mar 30th, 2020

The world is a very different place compared to when I last wrote this blog. Many of us are still adjusting to what’s become a new normal—at least for now—whether that means learning to work from home or simply adjusting to having to stay home. This is our world right now, and staying home is […]

Twenty Years, 240 Magazines, Thousands and Thousands of Pages

Feb 24th, 2020

“Most recent graduates don’t spend more than a couple years at a job.” That’s what my college communication professor said during my senior year. Basically, he explained, recent graduates get a job, try it on, gain some experience and move on. Does anyone truly expect their first place of employment to also be their last? […]

Excellence in Architectural Glass

May 24th, 2019

Wherever you are in the world, you can probably find yourself in the nearby vicinity of some great architecture. I know that I like to look for unique details on buildings, especially older buildings. It’s often these features that make the building stand out. Speaking on a personal note, whenever glass is involved that makes […]

Never too Old to Learn

Feb 28th, 2019

I think the question “how was your day?” is probably one of the worst ones to ask a child. Why? Because probably a good 95 percent of the time the answer is “Good.” In the case of my own child, I’ve started to move away from these simple, one-word-answer questions, and have started to ask […]

Freeze Frame

Dec 7th, 2018

Remember cameras? Not digital cameras, but old-school film cameras? Better yet, remember waiting a week—even two—to get your pictures back, only to find that half the roll was over-exposed or of some random rock or foot or something that somehow made its way into a picture? I still have a roll or two shoved in […]

Less Glazing is More? At least One Architect Thinks So

Apr 25th, 2017

The glass and glazing industry understandably prefers the window-to-wall ratio (WWR) in buildings to be more window and less wall—or more specifically, more glazing and less opaque non-glass material. That was the topic of discussion during a recent webinar hosted by ComEd Energy Efficiency Program and Seventhwave. It covered the broader conversation of the window-to-wall […]

It Seems So Simple

Nov 30th, 2016

“Explain this to me like I’m a 2-year old, because there’s an element to this thing that I can’t get through my thick head.” Those somewhat paraphrased words were from Denzel Washington’s character Joe Miller in 1993’s movie, Philadelphia. For me, someone with a non-technical background working in an increasingly high-tech industry, they’re also words […]

Glass Plays Significant Role in New Sandy Hook School

Oct 12th, 2016

Safety, security, natural light and views to nature were at the center of the design of the newly constructed Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn. Glass and glazing were key in attaining this goal.

A Call to Action

Jul 15th, 2016

Education—or lack thereof—for glass, glazing and facades is something the industry has talked about for years. Little, though, has changed. I’ve sat through many meetings and conferences where the subject is discussed … Architects get little to no education on glass; where’s the glass-specific training for those wanting to enter this field? We need to […]

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