2016 Glass Magazine Award winners announced

The National Glass Association’s official publication Glass Magazine has announced the winners of its 2016 Glass Magazine Awards.

The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer.
“There were very creative solutions offered in all categories,” says Glass Magazine Award Judge John R. Stephenson, senior architect, BRPH Atlanta, brph.com. “Many of the entrants have produced remarkable projects and should be congratulated for both the creative design, implementation and fortitude.”
“It’s always amazing to see the new products that are addressing code updates, labor challenges and architectural trends. Architects want to use glass, it’s up to us to have the answers and be up to the challenges,” says Glass Magazine Award Judge Mandy Marxen, vice president of marketing, Gardner Glass Products, gardnerglass.com.
To determine the winners in the product and project categories, Glass Magazine submitted nominations to a panel of judges representing all segments of the glass and glazing industry. The judges then selected a winner in each category, as featured in the July 12 edition of e-glass weekly, the July 2016 issue of Glass Magazine and on GlassMagazine.com. 
Special thanks go to Glass Magazine Award sponsor GGI, generalglass.com, for producing the Glass Magazine Award plaques, and to C.R. Laurence Co., crlaurence.com, for supplying the hardware. 
The 2016 Glass Magazine Award product and project winners are:

Most Innovative Curtain Wall Project 
Project: The Tower at PNC Plaza
JE Berkowitz, jeberkowitz.com

Most Innovative Curtain Wall Project 
Project: U.S. Bank Stadium (Home of the Vikings)
Egan Co./InterClad, eganco.com 

Most Innovative Decorative Glass Project: Exterior 
Project: Winnipeg Women and Newborn Hospital
Goldray Glass, goldrayglass.com

Most Innovative Decorative Glass Project: Interior 
Project: Convex Glass at Isono & Vasco Restaurant
Nathan Allan Glass Studios, nathanallan.com

Most Innovative Glass Product 
Product: ALED Daylight
LightGlass Technology Gmbh, lightglass.net

Most Innovative Handling or Transportation Equipment 
Product: Carrymate Safety Grips
Dr. Gold & Co. KG, goldanco.com

Most Innovative Machinery or Equipment 
Product: Rho Vetrocer ceramic glass printer
Durst Industrial Inkjet Application GmbH, durstus.com

Most Innovative Railing Project or Product 
Project or product: Bridges@11th kinetic printed ‘wave’ pattern railing glass
Hartung Glass Industries, hartung-glass.com; Rhuby Architectural Glass, rhuby.com

Most Innovative Software 
Product: FeneVision
FeneTech Inc., fenetech.com

Most Innovative Entrance Project 
Project or product: The Baccarat Hotel New York City
APG International Inc., apgintl.com

Most Innovative Web Tool or App 
Product: DipEnergy, Printed Glass Performance Calculator
DipTech, dip-tech.com