Glass and Glazing

February 05, 2014 | PPG Industries

PPG Industries announced that it has created a new library of  building information and modeling...

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January 30, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When the Cincinnati Art Museum embarked on an $11 million renovation, the architects wanted the e...

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Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,

Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters, broke ground in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 2013.

January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...

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All images  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun

All images Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun.

January 23, 2014 | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The 50-story tower features a unique, angled building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) exterior des...

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At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest build

At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest building completed in 2013. Photo: JW Marriott

January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 to...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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October 16, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Architects and fenestration experts are looking for windows and doors for their projects that emp...

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October 07, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

The Hallidie Building's glass-and-steel skin is generally recognized as the forerunner of today’s...

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Architectural glazing has quantifiable positive effects on users. Photo: David M

Architectural glazing has quantifiable positive effects on users. Photo: David Mayes, Kansas State University.

September 26, 2013 | Guardian Industries Corp.

Th...

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Electrochromic glass, like this product from Sage, alters its transmittance characteristics when an electrical current is applied, through the use of a specialized lamination that essentially integrates shading into the glazing unit.

September 19, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Phase-change materials, electrochromic glass, and building-integrated PVs are among the breakthro...

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11 pairs of SuperLite II-XL 45 IGU in HM Door Framing was used in the buildings

11 pairs of SuperLite II-XL 45 IGU in HM Door Framing was used in the buildings north side. SAFTI FIRST was able to achieve the desired glass heights, and was less expensive than other options, says Katherine Miller of EHDD.

August 23, 2013 | SAFTI FIRST

The newly-opened Exploratorium has brought energy and excitement to the city’s bustling waterfron...

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August 22, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

This course discuses the latest technological advances in glazing, which make possible ever more...

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Fire-rated glass doubles, providing visibility

Fire-rated glass doubles, providing visibility

July 23, 2013 | Technical Glass Products

Design...

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July 12, 2013 | Vetrotech
The Statue of Liberty National Monument reopened to the public featuring two new fire stairwell...
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The Poly Corporation Headquarters in Beijing features a unique design component

The Poly Corporation Headquarters in Beijing features a unique design component that was created specifically for this building: The Rocker, which supports the world's largest cable-net glass wall.

July 09, 2013 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

KONE's carbon-fiber hoisting technology and the Broad Group's prefab construction process are amo...

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July 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

An overview of the 25 most popular continuing education courses on BDCuniversity.com. 

 All images Vincent Callebaut Architectures

All images Vincent Callebaut Architectures

June 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

French design firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures ha...

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St. Joseph Patient Care Center, Orange, Calif. Photo: Tom Kessler

St. Joseph Patient Care Center, Orange, Calif. Photo: Tom Kessler

May 15, 2013 | PPG Glass Education Center

Low-emissivity glasses are critical to making today’s buildings brighter, more energy-efficient,...

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May 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In many cases, curtain wall failures are caused by fairly simple errors that occur during the fab...

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May 08, 2013 | Guardian Industries

Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group, will engage the global g...

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For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High Scho

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill., the design team specified

April 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kate Steel of Steel Consulting Services offers tips and advice for choosing the correct code-comp...

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The bookless Digital Library at UNO Galewood Charter School, one of 13 UNO charters serving Chicagos Hispanic community. Students sit at genius bars and use tablets and mobile devices to do their work. UNO wanted to break the mold of what a library is, says Patricia Saldaa Natke, Principal in Charge at UrbanWorks, Ltd., the schools designer. Christopher Barrett Photography

April 10, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Charter schools are growing like Topsy. But don’t jump on board unless you know what you’re getti...

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April 08, 2013 | Oldcastle

Oldcastle® Architectural has acquired Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd., giving North America’s la...

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Courtesy Foster + Partners

Courtesy Foster + Partners

April 05, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Campus 2, Apple Inc.'s proposed ring-shaped office facility in Cupertino, Calif.,...

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Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replace

Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replaces a branch library building formerly located on the site. Its net-zero energy and carbon-neutral design scheme was crucial to getting the $5.5 million, 9,500-sf replacement project approved by the city board.

March 27, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...

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SAFTI FIRST supplied SuperLite II-XL 60 insulated with Solarban 70XL in SAFTIfir

SAFTI FIRST supplied SuperLite II-XL 60 insulated with Solarban 70XL in SAFTIfire CW Framing (middle) in a continuous span from the 7th to the 10th floor, with a segmented portion at the center per the architects design. It also matched the non-rated systems seamlessly.

March 24, 2013 | SAFTI FIRST

The majority of fire rated glazing applications occur inside the building in order to allow occup...

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Single-glazed storefronts in the student center at Californias West Valley College were replaced with aluminum-framed, thermally broken windows from NanaWall in a bronze finish that emulates the look of the original building. Photo: NanaWall Systems Inc.

March 20, 2013 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Single-glazed storefronts in the student center at California’s West Valley College were replaced...

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March 14, 2013 | PPG

PPG Industries announced that Bryan Iams has been named vice president, corporate communications...

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Algae "farms" sandwiched between glass faade panels.

Algae "farms" sandwiched between glass faade panels.

March 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Exterior of carbon-neutral demonstration building consists of hollow glass panels containing micr...

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Safti First's two-hour fire rated GPX Framing achieves Level 8 Ballistic Rating

Safti First's two-hour fire rated GPX Framing achieves Level 8 Ballistic Rating

March 06, 2013 | Safti First

Safti First announced that in addition to meeting ASTM E-119/NFPA 251/UL263 with hose stream for...

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