The construction industry is full of highly specific materials, techniques, and terminology, especially as you venture into more specialized trades. As glazing subcontractors, our team at Giroux Glass must effectively communicate with general contractors, architects, and developers to convey the type of work a building requires. In this blog post, we review two related concepts – cladding and curtain wall – and specify the distinctions between them.
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We are thrilled to announce that Giroux Glass, Inc. has been honored with the Glass Magazine 2021 prize for Best Glass Interior.
“This year’s winners show why glass is the best material choice for performance, strength, occupant wellness, decoration and more,” says Katy Devlin, associate publisher and editor in chief. “The winning projects run the gamut, from an unbelievable glass dome, to a multicolored hurricane-rated façade, to a stunning and moving decorative memorial installation. Meanwhile, the winning products show how industry companies are responding to today’s most pressing demands.”
Even the simplest structures require the right materials for the job. Construction material selection is more complex than it might appear.
“In some cases the contract glazier might actively consult on which materials to use, and can choose the preferred supplier. In these cases, the selection often comes down to relationships.” Nataline Lomedico, CEO and president of Giroux Glass, Inc.
Fresno operations manager John Smith has been a member of the Giroux family since 1998, when he was hired as a Union glazier at our Los Angeles location.
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The construction industry relies on subcontractors for areas of a project that require specific knowledge and expertise — areas where general construction experience isn’t adequate. While their services are essential to nearly every project, good subcontractors — those who show up on time and follow through on a contractor’s direction — are harder to come by than in the past, especially as fewer workers are pursuing skilled trades.