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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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Performance considerations for historic window replacement and repair

From the stained glass windows that welcome variegated light into cathedrals to the steel-framed geometric designs of Art Deco and the bold leaded glass of the Prairie style, windows have served to define the character of buildings and spaces since the advent of glazed fenestration. Not only do windows establish the aesthetics and ambiance of a structure, they form an integral part of the building enclosure. More than ornament, windows serve a vital role in protecting the building from the elements and in modulating the transfer of heat, moisture, and light from exterior to interior.

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75 Top Products | Dec 3, 2020

Top Windows and Doors Products for 2020

ASSA ABLOY's Rockwood hands-free door pulls and Modernfold's PureView Glass Wall Partition are among the 8 new windows and doors products to make Building Design + Construction's 2020 75 Top Products report.

Windows and Doors | Sep 28, 2020

Crystal Windows uses REHAU uPVC extrusions to aid in LEED and Passive House building certification

As demand for ultra-high energy efficiency in the built environment grows, Crystal Window and…
Multifamily Housing | Aug 2, 2020

NYC luxury condominium tower features custom doors that 'had to be perfect'

FALCONER, N.Y. - Ellison Bronze, manufacturer of premier custom balanced and standard doors for…
Windows and Doors | Feb 18, 2020

Sierra Pacific Windows Acquires Semco Window and Doors’ Assets

Additional 275,000 square foot Merrill, Wisconsin facility and equipment allows Sierra Pacific to expand production capacity of its wood and vinyl products.

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

Top Window and Door Products for 2019

Pella’s Rolscreen retractable screen and NanaWall’s HSW single-track sliding glass wall are among the 16 window and door products to make Building Design+Construction’s 2019 101 Top Products report.

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

101 Top Products for 2019

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for the past 12 months in the fourth-annual 101 Top Products report.

Windows and Doors | Aug 15, 2018

Creating high-performance fenestration starts on the edge

Having a high-performance edge is an enabler for achieving a high-performance window system, and it can provide greater flexibility in glass choice because the highest COG U-factor may not be needed.

Aug 7, 2018

Silicone glazed, fire-rated steel curtain wall by TGP

Fireframes SG Curtainwall® Series allows for large, fire-resistive glazed walls with the smooth,…
Windows and Doors | Apr 5, 2018

Product roundup: 12 windows + doors products

Schlage's M Collection, Hufcor's Invista, and Sierra Pacific Windows' FeelSafe Bi-fold door are just three of the 12 products highlighted in BD+C's April Product Roundup.

75 Top Products | Mar 26, 2018

101 Top Products: Windows + Doors

Among the best window + door products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are Jeld-Wen's EpicVue windows, Yale/Assa Abloy's Yale Pivot Collection, and Zola Window's Thermo ALU75 Windows.

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