Glass and Glazing

| November 21, 2017 |

Products that give an elevated energy to their environment are important for builders and designe...

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A teacher and class at Bowie State University

Courtesy SageGlass

November 20, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

By blocking sunlight on hot days, the electrochromic glass will help reduce energy demand in the...

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Upson Hall, a 1950s-era engineering building on the campus of Cornell University, was completely made over to bring the building up to the school's current pedagogical needs. The remake included “strategic” replacement of the building's facade, which is cantilevered at the corner. Image: Michael Moran Photography

November 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Early AE collaboration played a major role in moving this project forward efficiently. 

Looking out the CN Tower's new glass
October 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass darkens in proportion to the sun’s intensity to produce a reduction of heat and glare i...

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Decorative Vitro glass installation in O'Hare airports Terminal 5 expansion
October 12, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The art was inspired by NASA satellite imagery.

October 10, 2017 |
The GPX FireFloor system
August 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The system uses the largest tested and listed individual glass panels for two-hour fire-resistive...

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| June 21, 2017 | Viracon

VUE-30 not only transformed the drab 40-year-old Emerald Hills office building into a modern marv...

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The GPX FireFloor System has the largest tested and listed individual glass panel sizes for fully-supported and butt-glazed 1-2 hour fire resistive glass floor applications. Photo credit: Mike Schwartz Photography

| June 13, 2017 | SaftiFirst

SAFTI FIRST supplied a single glass unit comprised of non-slip rated Starphire tempered...

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June 13, 2017 |
SageGlass CEO Dr. Alan McLenaghan reviews how biophilic design and new technologies, such as dynamic... read more
June 13, 2017 |
Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are trans... read more
| June 13, 2017 |

The ASTM E-119 test is the most stringent and most difficult test to pass for all fire rated glaz...

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| April 14, 2017 | Vitro Glass

Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Nemours/duPont hospital has undergone a series of expansions sin...

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GPX Hurricane with FL Product Approval was used in the new VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL.  Architect: RLF Architects.  Glazier: Harmon Inc. Photo Credit:  SAFTI FIRST

| March 22, 2017 |

It may look like a regular window, but these advanced fire resistive glazing systems are recogniz...

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ASTM E-119 rated fire resistive glass and framing in this 2-hour stairwell adds vision, transparency and a connection to the outdoors while meeting code requirements. 

| March 16, 2017 | SaftiFirst

To preserve the building’s open design and to extend natural light further in the building, the a...

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| February 15, 2017 | Vitro

At first glance, it might seem like a barn—but a closer look reveals towering windows, rooftop so...

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| January 03, 2017 |

Our mission is to produce appealing architectural products that protect people while providing ou...

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December 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Among the best glass+glazing products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Gu...

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Fireframes® Curtainwall Series replaces drywall.

| November 10, 2016 | Technical Glass Products

The space, which the firm hoped to use as a gathering place for employees and clients, had no acc...

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| November 10, 2016 |

SuperLite II-XLM is a fire resistive multi-laminate glass product that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263/NF...

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| November 03, 2016 | SaftiFirst

The University of Chicago Hospital Group reached out to Bill Zientarski of Hi-Performance Glazing...

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Photo: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

| October 14, 2016 |

With 9 exhibition halls showcasing over 1,235 exhibitors from 52 countries and with over 40,000 v...

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Tianmen Mountain cable cars and Tongtian Avenue. Photo: Huangdan2060, Wikimedia Public Domain.

August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acrophobics beware: China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park just got a little bit (or a lot) mor...

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| 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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