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For glass openings, how big is too big?

Advances in glazing materials and glass building systems offer a seemingly unlimited horizon for not only glass performance, but also for the size and extent of these light, transparent forms. Both for enclosures and for indoor environments, novel products and assemblies allow for more glass and less opaque structure—often in places that previously limited their use.


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Glass and Glazing | Oct 13, 2017

Toronto’s CN Tower improves views with floor-to-ceiling dynamic glass windows

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

Glass and Glazing | Oct 12, 2017

Glass installation depicts Chicago landscape at O’Hare Terminal 5 expansion

The art was inspired by NASA satellite imagery.

| Oct 10, 2017

This is SageGlass

Electronically tintable SageGlass provides a beautiful way to control solar glare and heat gain…
Fire-Rated Products | Aug 15, 2017

Walking on glass: Clear floor system offers largest two-hour fire- resistive panels

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

Glass and Glazing | Jun 21, 2017

Hurricane resistant, energy-efficient Viracon Glass turns Florida office building into modern business destination

VUE-30 not only transformed the drab 40-year-old Emerald Hills office building into a modern marvel, but enhanced the energy efficiency of the building. 

Fire-Rated Products | Jun 13, 2017

Fire resistive glass floors make a dramatic statement in Nashville’s historic neighborhood

SAFTI FIRST supplied a single glass unit comprised of non-slip rated Starphire tempered laminated Glass with 1/8” Non-Skid White Dots from Oldcastle insulated to custom SuperLite II-XL fire resistive glazing.

| Jun 13, 2017

Accelerate Live! talk: Work in progress—How the office environment drives innovation, SageGlass (sponsored)

SageGlass CEO Dr. Alan McLenaghan reviews how biophilic design and new technologies, such as dynamic glass, create a greater connection between the built and natural environments in the office.
| Jun 13, 2017

Accelerate Live! talk: Next-gen materials for the built environment, Blaine Brownell, Transmaterial

Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are transforming the technological capacity, environmental performance, and design potential of architecture.
Fire-Rated Products | Bill O'Keeffe Jun 13, 2017

Hidden risks and costs of using sprinklers as an alternate to 1-2 hour fire resistive glazing

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

Glass and Glazing | Apr 14, 2017

Azuria glass from Vitro provides hospital with the desired pop of color

Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Nemours/duPont hospital has undergone a series of expansions since it was founded in the 1940s.

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