Glass and Glazing
For federal courthouses, embassies, government facilities and other high profile buildings, build...read more
Code limitations do not match manufacturer’s tested listings
The Kazakhstan Pavilion, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, shows the wind-turbine cutout at the top of the sphere. Rendering courtesy AS+GG.
Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon...read more
Increased demand for fire resistive glazing in combination with ballistic or physical attack protection led to the development of USA-made SuperSecure II-XLS by SAFTI FIRST, now used in prisons and other secure facilities nationwide.
After a strong 2015, demand for fire resistive glass continues to grow
The Boulevard Club is a century old structure in Toronto which needed an expansion. The windows f...read more
10-year old Eliyana, a patient at the Burn Center, playing with one of the Starlight® Fun Center® mobile entertainment units donated by SAFTI FIRST to provide entertainment to children receiving treatment at the Community Medical Center in Fresno, CA
The holiday season is generally a time when individuals and companies ramp up their charitable gi...read more
For the iconic building to maintain its dramatic presence in the Kansas City skyline, it was crit...read more
The 2050 M Street building will have panels of curved glass covering its exterior. Renderings courtesy REX, via Architizer
Around 900 fluted glass panes will cover 2050 M Street, which will contain television studios for...read more
Buildings could install glass that doubles as solar panels, if a Michigan State research group's innovation catches on.
The transparent luminescent solar concentrator device could be used on buildings or mobile device...
Being the first fully vertically-integrated fire rated glazing USA-manufacturer enables Safti Fir...read more
New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Photo: Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons
Manufacturers are frantically restarting plants they mothballed during the economic downturn....
Condensation on a window. Photo: Arron T. Williams/DeviantArt
Document compares three ratings systems.
The machine in action, up close. Photo screenshot from Mediated Matter via Fast Company Design
The machine uses molten glass as its “ink,” contained in a “kiln cartridge” that heats up at 1,90...read more
Tempered glass is an excellent choice for large expanses of glass that maximize clear views while...read more
Photo: Tim1965/Creative Commons
The standard specifies test methods, specifications, and field checks to evaluate structural adeq...read more
Photo: Bin im Garten, Wikimedia Commons
The sphere would more than double the size of the current record holder.
Researchers view the Colorado Rocky Mountains through an electricity-generating SolarWindow module. Photo courtesy SolarWindow Technologies
Made primarily out of hydrogen and carbon, the coating can turn see-through surfaces into solar p...read more
Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappearing into the clouds.” Renderings: Haim Dotan
Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappea...read more
Students cozy up to the windows for the first time, thanks to innovations in curtain wall technology that allows for high-performance insulation. Images: Perkins+Will
In a first-of-its-kind curtain wall installation, triple-pane VIP glass panels provide an astonis...read more
The value that today’s technologically advanced fire rated glazing is derived from the radiant heat protection it provides while adding aesthetic appeal and increased visibility within the surrounding building environment. Photo: SAFTI FIRST
Many years have passed since my days as the “Wired Warrior,” writes SAFTI FIRST's Bill O'Keeffe....read more
As more students enter the school system each year, designing for fire safety in educational faci...read more
When developers of Uptown Bay City (Bay City, Mich.) began transforming the former industrial sit...read more
When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the pr...read more
Among the building elements contributing to the success of the elementary school’s public learnin...read more
SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently...read more
Kawneer Company introduces its new AA™5450 Series Window. Now available in a horizontal sliding c...read more
In this the new facility, middle school and high school classroom wings flank either side of the...read more
For design professionals seeking glazing with a durable and colorfast appearance, Technical Glass...read more