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Glass and Glazing

SuperClear 45-HS-LI offers superior optical clarity, performance & safety at a fraction of the price of ceramics.

| July 16, 2020 |

"Revolutional, affordable, USA made Fire Rated Glazing for all fire protective areas makes cera...

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A glass-enclosed bridge featuring ultra-transparent Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass provides access to 6,000 square-feet of lounge, meeting and student-activity space.

| July 14, 2020 | Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro UCSD Jacobs Medical Center

At UCSD Jacobs Medical Center, a point-fixed structural glass façade—fabricated with Solarban® 70 glass on Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass by Vitro Glass—reinforces patient-centered care.

| June 09, 2020 | Vitro Architectural Glass

Jacobs Medical Center is distinguished by a gleaming, point-fixed structural glass façade.

Vitro Architectural Glass releases guide on decontaminating glass surfaces

Photo courtesy Vitro Architectural Glass


May 08, 2020 | Vitro Architectural Glass

The five-page technical document offers methods for cleaning and sanitizing glass surfaces. ...

Using clear, 2-hour, ASTM E-119 rated fire resistive butt-glazed walls allow Ortega’s mural, located in an exit stairwell, to be enjoyed by visitors and patrons on multiple floors.


| February 14, 2020 | SAFTI FIRST
101 Top Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...

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Top Glass and Glazing Products for 2019 101 Top Products Building Design+Construction
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

SageGlass's Harmony dynamic glass and Vitro Architectural Glass's Acuity low-iron glass are among...

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| September 06, 2019 | Vitro Architectural Glass

181 Fremont was engineered for performance, including a unitized curtainwall featuring Solarb...

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Shadow box design: To vent or not to vent

Photo courtesy Perkins+Will


July 08, 2019 | Mark Walsh, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, Principal, Technical Director, Perkins+Will

A curtain wall shadow box is a spandrel assembly consisting of vision glass at the building exter...

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Wanderwall, North Carolina 2019 design innovation report: Super labs, dream cabins, office boardwalks, façades as art

Wanderwall is one of the largest public art pieces in North Carolina. Designed by Marc Fornes/Theverymany, it reimagines an exterior wall of the Stonewell Station parking garage along Interstate 277 in Charlotte (more below). Photo: NAARO


June 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

9 projects that push the limits of architectural design, space planning, and material innovation....

Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina included dynamic glass when it expanded its Terminal A. Image: Courtesy of View

June 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This sector accounts for one-fifth of View Glass’ portfolio.

February 07, 2019 | Kate Scurlock

We’ve all seen it. A dead bird laying on the sidewalk next to a building.  Or, maybe we’ve heard...

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Revolutionary, Fully Hose Stream Tested, Optically Clear, Low-cost, 45 Minute Fire Rated Glass Product For All Applications

SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI can be used in 45 minute doors up to a maximum clear view area of 3,288 sq. in. (33 in. x 99-5/8 in.) and in 45 minute sidelites, transoms and openings up to a maximum clear view area of 3,880 sq. in. (42-3/4 in. x 90-3/4 in.).

January 08, 2019 | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST’s new SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI are approved for glazing in all 45 min...

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©Stéphane Brügger Photography

| January 03, 2019 |

A new Montreal icon features glass in contrasting shades for optimal aesthetic appeal.

| December 20, 2018 |

Tinted glass helps to regulate a building’s temperature as it is designed to absorb energy from t...

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| December 13, 2018 |

Store frontage is integral to showcasing what’s inside and, more importantly, who is inside.

SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

| November 26, 2018 |

I refused to believe that wire glass, which has been used in the US for over 100 years, was the o...

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| October 23, 2018 | Vitro

A 'patient first' approach was the inspiration for the hospital’s design.

| August 28, 2018 |

It is crucial to consider how glass, as beautiful as it may be, will improve the energy efficienc...

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August 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AAMA publication describes proper guidelines and glazing procedures for structural glazing.

| June 28, 2018 |

A product like LUXCLEAR® Protect, an anti-corrosion glass from AGC Glass North America,...

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Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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Photo: Olivia Nass

| June 07, 2018 | Safti First

University of Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Hall’s east and west wings are now linked by...

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| May 29, 2018 |
In this 10-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), SageGlass CEO... read more
| May 29, 2018 | Vitro

An audacious residential structure in New York City preserves spectacular outdoor views while min...

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| May 24, 2018 |
In this 10-minute sponsor talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Tim Na... read more
SAFTI FIRST receives U.S. Patent for fire resistive glass floor system up to 2 hours

The GPX FireFloor System is listed and labeled by Intertek and UL up to 2 hours and offers the largest tested and listed individual panels for fully supported and butt-glazed glass floor applications.


April 27, 2018 | SAFTI FIRST

USA-made GPX FireFloor System receives U.S. Patent 9,926,709 from the United States Patent and Tr...

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| April 04, 2018 |

Combining today’s collaborative spaces with workers’ needs.

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