Posts Tagged ‘ metal ’

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? […]

Going Full Tilt

May 21st, 2014

The architecturally savvy city of Chicago recently saw its latest high-rise innovation open to the public. 360 Chicago, formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory, debuted the highly publicized attraction Tilt! earlier this month. Tilt! is a 26-foot-wide glass- and steel-enclosed platform sitting on the south side of the 94th floor of the John Hancock […]

NFRC Promotes User-Friendly Building Energy Codes

Jan 22nd, 2014

When architects have questions about commercial glazing and building codes, Ray McGowan says the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) can be a good resource. That, he adds, also holds true if the certifying labels have been removed for whatever reason. “We have procedures,” says McGowan, a senior program manager for the NFRC, “so call us. […]

A Snake in the Glass

Jan 22nd, 2014

The beauty of Salt Lake City’s Public Safety Building may sneak up on you. Attribute it to the serpentine glass curtainwall used in the LEED-Platinum designed building’s construction. The brainchild of Salt Lake City-based GSBS Architects, the serpentine glass curtainwall slopes from one wing to the other. Additionally, the design called for the curtainwall to cant in […]

Hope’s Retrofit Office Project Earns AIA Chicago Award

Oct 16th, 2013

A retrofit office building project that includes custom, handcrafted steel doors and windows manufactured by Jamestown, N.Y.-based Hope’s® recently received a Small Project Award from the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Hope’s Jamestown175™ Series steel windows and 5000 Series™ steel doors were installed in the building, now home to the […]

A New Venture

Oct 16th, 2013

This month, I am proud to add Certified FenestrationMaster (CFM) to the list of certifications, accreditations and accomplishments I’ve gained during my 38 years of experience in this ever-changing industry. I am one of the first people to earn this certification through AAMA’s FenestrationMasters™ program. FenestrationAssociate is offered for entry-level certification and is available to […]

It’s All About the Benjamin’s Glazing

Oct 16th, 2013

“Glass, china and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.” While the latter two may be true, Benjamin Franklin may consider taking back the first part of that statement if he could see the glazing used in the newly renovated Benjamin Franklin Museum in Philadelphia. The museum was reopened recently to the public following […]

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