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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 | Jun 20, 2016

Fire resistive blast and ballistic glass walls in high security facilities

For federal courthouses, embassies, government facilities and other high profile buildings, building materials are chosen based on their ability to mitigate or minimize the injuries and fatalities to occupants during an attack.

Glass and Glazing | Bill O'Keeffe Mar 31, 2016

Unlimited? Not When it Comes to Fire Rated Glass

Code limitations do not match manufacturer’s tested listings

Energy-Efficient Design | Feb 18, 2016

How to make a ‘pure’ glass sphere

Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to the test.

Glass and Glazing | Bill O'Keeffe Feb 8, 2016

The State of the Fire Rated Glass Industry

After a strong 2015, demand for fire resistive glass continues to grow

Glass and Glazing | Jan 27, 2016

Saving Energy & Birds at the Boulevard Club

The Boulevard Club is a century old structure in Toronto which needed an expansion. The windows facing Lake Ontario needed to be bird friendly in order to reduce the number of window collisions. In this case, AviProtek E bird friendly low-e coated acid-etched glass was the right choice. 

Glass and Glazing | Bill O'Keeffe Dec 11, 2015

Glass industry gives back during the holidays

The holiday season is generally a time when individuals and companies ramp up their charitable giving. The glass industry is no different.

| Nov 9, 2015

Look Again at SageGlass

It’s time to look again at how SageGlass is changing the way we approach design and manage effects…
Curtain Wall | Nov 4, 2015

Curved glass curtains will give Washington, D.C., office building more views and floor space

Around 900 fluted glass panes will cover 2050 M Street, which will contain television studios for CBS.

Glass and Glazing | Oct 19, 2015

Safti First completes $6 million expansion in U.S. manufacturing operations

Being the first fully vertically-integrated fire rated glazing USA-manufacturer enables Safti First to provide the fastest lead times, most competitive prices and best coordination

Glass and Glazing | Sep 10, 2015

As commercial construction booms, glass supply is lagging demand

Manufacturers are frantically restarting plants they mothballed during the economic downturn.

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