Glass and Glazing

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
| April 14, 2017 | Vitro Glass

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

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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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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 03, 2016 | SaftiFirst

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

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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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Beef up the glazing to meet today’s tough codes [AIA course]

The Leo F. Cain University Library Addition at California State University Dominguez Hills. The dramatic glass façade harvests natural light from the north, while controlling glare and solar heat gain. Photo: Costea Photography, courtesy Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.

March 23, 2016 | C.C. Sullivan and Alex Abarbanel-Grossman, Contributing Editors

The picture is clear: Building with glass now requires more careful strategizing and product choi...

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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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| 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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Neopariés preserves modern aesthetic of celebrated One Park Place building
| November 17, 2015 | Technical Glass Products

For the iconic building to maintain its dramatic presence in the Kansas City skyline, it was crit...

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November 09, 2015 |
Curved glass curtains will give Washington, D.C., office building more views and floor space

The 2050 M Street building will have panels of curved glass covering its exterior. Renderings courtesy REX, via Architizer

November 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

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

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Buildings could install glass that doubles as solar panels, if a Michigan State research group's innovation catches on.

October 27, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The transparent luminescent solar concentrator device could be used on buildings or mobile device...

October 19, 2015 | Safti First

Being the first fully vertically-integrated fire rated glazing USA-manufacturer enables Safti Fir...

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New York's  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Photo: Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons

September 10, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

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AAMA releases new comparison of condensation ratings systems for fenestration

Condensation on a window. Photo: Arron T. Williams/DeviantArt

September 04, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Document compares three ratings systems.

MIT Develops 3-D Printer that Prints Glass

The machine in action, up close. Photo screenshot from Mediated Matter via Fast Company Design

August 28, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The machine uses molten glass as its “ink,” contained in a “kiln cartridge” that heats up at 1,90...

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AAMA updates methods for testing of exterior walls

Photo: Tim1965/Creative Commons

August 06, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard specifies test methods, specifications, and field checks to evaluate structural adeq...

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Louisville group plans on building world's largest disco ball

Photo: Bin im Garten, Wikimedia Commons

July 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The sphere would more than double the size of the current record holder.

A company is developing spray-on solar panels for windows

Researchers view the Colorado Rocky Mountains through an electricity-generating SolarWindow module. Photo courtesy SolarWindow Technologies

June 08, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Made primarily out of hydrogen and carbon, the coating can turn see-through surfaces into solar p...

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Construction of record breaking glass-bottom bridge nearly complete in China

Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappearing into the clouds.” Renderings: Haim Dotan

June 04, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappea...

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Transparent fire-rated entry evokes openness at Johnson & Wales University. Phot
| December 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

As more students enter the school system each year, designing for fire safety in educational faci...

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