Glass and Glazing
PPG Industries announced that it has created a new library of building information and modeling...read more
When the Cincinnati Art Museum embarked on an $11 million renovation, the architects wanted the e...read more
Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters, broke ground in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 2013.
Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...read more
All images Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun.
The 50-story tower features a unique, angled building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) exterior des...read more
At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest building completed in 2013. Photo: JW Marriott
Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 to...read more
From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...read more
Architects and fenestration experts are looking for windows and doors for their projects that emp...read more
The Hallidie Building's glass-and-steel skin is generally recognized as the forerunner of today’s...read more
Architectural glazing has quantifiable positive effects on users. Photo: David Mayes, Kansas State University.
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.
Phase-change materials, electrochromic glass, and building-integrated PVs are among the breakthro...read more
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.
The newly-opened Exploratorium has brought energy and excitement to the city’s bustling waterfron...read more
This course discuses the latest technological advances in glazing, which make possible ever more...read more
Fire-rated glass doubles, providing visibility
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.
KONE's carbon-fiber hoisting technology and the Broad Group's prefab construction process are amo...read more
An overview of the 25 most popular continuing education courses on BDCuniversity.com.
All images Vincent Callebaut Architectures
St. Joseph Patient Care Center, Orange, Calif. Photo: Tom Kessler
Low-emissivity glasses are critical to making today’s buildings brighter, more energy-efficient,...read more
In many cases, curtain wall failures are caused by fairly simple errors that occur during the fab...read more
Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group, will engage the global g...read more
For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill., the design team specified
Kate Steel of Steel Consulting Services offers tips and advice for choosing the correct code-comp...read more
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
Charter schools are growing like Topsy. But don’t jump on board unless you know what you’re getti...read more
Oldcastle® Architectural has acquired Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd., giving North America’s la...read more
Courtesy Foster + Partners
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.
The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...read more
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.
The majority of fire rated glazing applications occur inside the building in order to allow occup...read more
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.
Single-glazed storefronts in the student center at California’s West Valley College were replaced...read more
PPG Industries announced that Bryan Iams has been named vice president, corporate communications...read more
Algae "farms" sandwiched between glass faade panels.
Exterior of carbon-neutral demonstration building consists of hollow glass panels containing micr...read more
Safti First's two-hour fire rated GPX Framing achieves Level 8 Ballistic Rating
Safti First announced that in addition to meeting ASTM E-119/NFPA 251/UL263 with hose stream for...read more