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Glass and Glazing

| June 20, 2016 | SaftiFirst

For federal courthouses, embassies, government facilities and other high profile buildings, build...

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| March 31, 2016 |

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.

February 18, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon...

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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.

| February 08, 2016 | SaftiFirst

After a strong 2015, demand for fire resistive glass continues to grow

| January 29, 2016 | Walker Glass

The Boulevard Club is a century old structure in Toronto which needed an expansion. The windows f...

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Glass industry gives back during the holidays

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

| December 11, 2015 |

The holiday season is generally a time when individuals and companies ramp up their charitable gi...

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Neopariés preserves modern aesthetic of celebrated One Park Place building
| November 17, 2015 | Technical Glass Products

For the iconic building to maintain its dramatic presence in the Kansas City skyline, it was crit...

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November 09, 2015 |
Curved glass curtains will give Washington, D.C., office building more views and floor space

The 2050 M Street building will have panels of curved glass covering its exterior. Renderings courtesy REX, via Architizer

November 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Around 900 fluted glass panes will cover 2050 M Street, which will contain television studios for...

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Buildings could install glass that doubles as solar panels, if a Michigan State research group's innovation catches on.

October 27, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The transparent luminescent solar concentrator device could be used on buildings or mobile device...

October 19, 2015 | Safti First

Being the first fully vertically-integrated fire rated glazing USA-manufacturer enables Safti Fir...

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New York's  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Photo: Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons

September 10, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Manufacturers are frantically restarting plants they mothballed during the economic downturn.

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AAMA releases new comparison of condensation ratings systems for fenestration

Condensation on a window. Photo: Arron T. Williams/DeviantArt

September 04, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Document compares three ratings systems.

MIT Develops 3-D Printer that Prints Glass

The machine in action, up close. Photo screenshot from Mediated Matter via Fast Company Design

August 28, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The machine uses molten glass as its “ink,” contained in a “kiln cartridge” that heats up at 1,90...

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| August 17, 2015 |

Tempered glass is an excellent choice for large expanses of glass that maximize clear views while...

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AAMA updates methods for testing of exterior walls

Photo: Tim1965/Creative Commons

August 06, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard specifies test methods, specifications, and field checks to evaluate structural adeq...

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Louisville group plans on building world's largest disco ball

Photo: Bin im Garten, Wikimedia Commons

July 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The sphere would more than double the size of the current record holder.

A company is developing spray-on solar panels for windows

Researchers view the Colorado Rocky Mountains through an electricity-generating SolarWindow module. Photo courtesy SolarWindow Technologies

June 08, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Made primarily out of hydrogen and carbon, the coating can turn see-through surfaces into solar p...

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Construction of record breaking glass-bottom bridge nearly complete in China

Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappearing into the clouds.” Renderings: Haim Dotan

June 04, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappea...

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Building tech breakthrough: Vacuum insulated panels keep University of Alaska students cozy in sub-zero temps

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

March 15, 2015 | Carsten Stinn and Devin Kleiner

In a first-of-its-kind curtain wall installation, triple-pane VIP glass panels provide an astonis...

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State of the fire rated glazing industry

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

| February 12, 2015 |

Many years have passed since my days as the “Wired Warrior,” writes SAFTI FIRST's Bill O'Keeffe....

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Transparent fire-rated entry evokes openness at Johnson & Wales University. Phot
| December 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

As more students enter the school system each year, designing for fire safety in educational faci...

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Uptown Bay City transforms a former industrial crane-manufacturing site into vib
| December 30, 2014 | Dow Corning

When developers of Uptown Bay City (Bay City, Mich.) began transforming the former industrial sit...

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For Gelsons Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p
| December 11, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the pr...

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Effective, fun fire-rated egress stairwell. Photo: TGP
| October 16, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

Among the building elements contributing to the success of the elementary school’s public learnin...

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Photo: SAFTI FIRST
October 14, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently...

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September 23, 2014 | Kawneer

Kawneer Company introduces its new AA™5450 Series Window. Now available in a horizontal sliding c...

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Steel curtain wall entry with heat-mirror glass. Image: TGP
| September 04, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

In this the new facility, middle school and high school classroom wings flank either side of the...

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Pilkington Profilit wave with TGP ProColor in bronze metallic
September 03, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

For design professionals seeking glazing with a durable and colorfast appearance, Technical Glass...

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