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  • Lack of Skilled Labor, Rising Age of Workers Contribute to Increasing Worldwide Construction Costs

    Lack of Skilled Labor, Rising Age of Workers Contribute to Increasing Worldwide Construction Costs

    Four of the ten most expensive cities in which to construct buildings are in the United States, including the most expensive. Have a guess as to where it is? Construction around the world has become more expensive following the COVID-19 pandemic. Various factors contribute to the rising construction costs in cities, including the availability of…

  • USC Expands Architecture Program with Focus on Facades

    USC Expands Architecture Program with Focus on Facades

    The University of Southern California (USC) is doing its part to educate architecture students about facades. The school recently added a building facade art, science and technology certificate program to its curriculum. The program is designed to offer students an avenue to develop the knowledge and skills for careers in facade system design, fabrication, delivery…

  • Winners Announced for 2022 Vanceva World of Color Awards

    Winners Announced for 2022 Vanceva World of Color Awards

    The Vanceva World of Color Awards (WOCA) declared two winners and four honorable mentions in its global international design competition. The semiannual competition, which is conducted by Eastman — a manufacturer of the Vanceva color interlayer system for laminated glass — honors architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing contractors, engineers and artists for…

  • Enjoy the View

    Enjoy the View

    The Hotel Riu Plaza España has been a focal point of Madrid’s skyline for decades. Long considered the first skyscraper in the city, the structure was inaugurated in 1953, baptized with the name “From Madrid to Heaven” and remains a tourist destination. Towering above its surroundings, the 27-floor hotel today features a new addition that…

  • Maximized Daylighting

    Maximized Daylighting

    Architectural firm Mithun designed the LEED® Platinum-certified Middle Earth Expansion, part of the University of California, Irvine’s living-learning community. The new mixed-use facility spans six stories and 215,000 square feet, and features Solarban® 67 Solexia® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. Thirty percent of the project’s façade is clad with glass. In addition, operable windows deliver natural ventilation to…

  • Colorful Display

    Colorful Display

    Colorful laminated glass is a prominent design feature in the Omaha VA Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Designed by LEO A DALY, the project uses colorful bars as inspiration for the western elevation of the Ambulatory Care Center on the campus. According to the architects, “a kaleidoscope of colored light throughout the main corridor evokes…

  • Long Time No See: GENE Back on Long Island

    Long Time No See: GENE Back on Long Island

    It has been three years since Glass Expo Northeast™ took place in March 2019, which opened April 6 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y. The event brought together industry colleagues anxious to see and learn from each other. The COVID-19 pandemic had forced the event, which is co-sponsored by USGlass magazine and the Long…

  • From Architecture to Healthcare, National Day of Glass Speakers Remind Us Why Glass is Amazing

    From Architecture to Healthcare, National Day of Glass Speakers Remind Us Why Glass is Amazing

    Wednesday marks the official kick-off of the International Year of Glass (IYOG) in the U.S. The National Day of Glass, organized by the American Ceramic Society, took place last week at The Madison in Washington, D.C. The program includes a variety of talks and panel discussions from industry leaders representing large and small companies. Other…

  • GENE ’22 Day One: It’s Good to be Back

    GENE ’22 Day One: It’s Good to be Back

    It has been three years since Glass Expo Northeast’s last showing, and energized attendees are eager for shared growth. Day one of the event, co-sponsored by USGlass magazine and the Long Island Glass Association, featured an insightful slate of seminars, attendee and exhibitor conversations, and exciting industry products.

  • GENE ’22: Back and Booming

    GENE ’22: Back and Booming

    Glass Expo Northeast (GENE) ‘22 is in the books. Co-sponsored by USGlass magazine and the Long Island Glass Association, the event attracted nearly 1,500 attendees. USGlass magazine publisher Debra Levy began the second and final day by moderating a panel prompted by two years of COVID crisis and supply chain obstacles. Take a Seat  Crisis Aftermath –…