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Glass and Glazing

Treating Glass as a Canvas

In the world of fine art, a master painter begins with canvas selection. A linen canvas is nearly always selected over cotton because nothing delivers the artist’s authentic vision quite like linen. Similarly, with glass.

Glass and Glazing

True Clarity for Ambitious Design

Clear glass is extremely common and is popular for a variety of architectural design applications, including vision glass, spandrel glass, storefronts, entryways and other exterior uses. It is specified repeatedly due to its versatility and ability to serve as a substrate for solar control, low-emissivity (low-E) coatings. However, when specifying glass to achieve a desired aesthetic, design professionals know that clear glass isn’t completely clear.


Legrand Wattstopper Strengthens Digital Lighting Management Products with ioXt Alliance Security Certification

Legrand, a global leader in electrical and network infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) product family of networked lighting control systems is now certified through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program. As the most comprehensive cybersecurity certification available, the evaluation positions the Wattstopper DLM networked lighting control solution to meet DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements (Version 5), also known as NLC5. 

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| Apr 3, 2012

Luxury hotel 'groundscraper' planned in abandoned quarry

Would you spend $300 a night to sleep underground? You might, once you see the designs for China's latest hotel project.

| Apr 3, 2012

Educational facilities see long-term benefits of fiber cement cladding

Illumination Series panels made for a trouble-free, quick installation at a cost-effective price. The design for Red Hawk Elementary School stems from the desire to create a vibrant place for kids to learn. In an effort to achieve this design, RB+B Architects selected Nichiha USA to provide a durable yet modern, contemporary exterior finish.

| Mar 22, 2012

Hawaiian architecture firm chooses FRP trellis system over traditional materials

MGA Architecture plans to add five more trellis systems on the neighboring building. 

| Tim Gregorski Mar 16, 2012

The ceiling fan, reinvented

Big Ass Fans has successfully scaled down the systems and technology used in its large diameter,…
| Mar 16, 2012

Marvin Windows and Doors accepting entries for fourth-annual myMarvin Architect’s Challenge

Architects in U.S. and abroad offered the chance to showcase their very best work.

| Mar 13, 2012

Commercial glazer Harmon expanding into Texas

Company expanding into the Texas market with a new office in Dallas and a satellite facility in Austin.

| Mar 12, 2012

Improving the performance of existing commercial buildings: the chemistry of sustainable construction

Retrofitting our existing commercial buildings is one of the key steps to overcoming the economic and environmental challenges we face.

| Mar 5, 2012

Franklin Institute in Philadelphia selects Skanska to construct new pavilion

The building has been designed by SaylorGregg Architects and will apply for LEED Silver certification.

| Mar 1, 2012

Intelligent construction photography, not just pretty pictures

Our expert tells how to organize construction progress photos so you don’t lose track of all the valuable information they contain.

| Feb 26, 2012

Milwaukee U-Haul facility receives LEED-CI Silver

The new elements of the facility now include: efficient lighting with day-lighting controls and occupancy sensors, a high-efficiency HVAC system used in conjunction with a newly constructed thermal envelope to help reduce energy consumption, and the installation of low-flow fixtures to reduce water consumption.

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