Category: Glass

GLASS IN architectural DESIGN

Vitro Glass names Estes regional architectural manager

Vitro Architectural Glass has appointed Michelle Estes as the regional architectural manager for south central Texas. Estes, who most recently was an architectural sales representative for Masco Coatings Group, which represents Behr Paint, will market Vitro Glass products to architects and glazing contractors in Houston, Austin and San Antonio and help manage the glass selection process.

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Vitro Architectural Glass introduces ACUITY Glass sample kit

Vitro Architectural Glass has introduced a new sample kit featuring Acuity™ low-iron glass. The kit contains a pair of insulating glass units (IGUs) – one featuring Acuity glass with a SOLARBAN® 60 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) coating and another with conventional clear glass and the same coating.

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Vitro Architectural Glass updates two AIA continuing education courses

“Understanding Low-E Coatings” shows how high-performance architectural glass can significantly improve the energy efficiency of buildings while simultaneously reducing their operating costs and carbon emissions. The course examines how low-emissivity (low-e) coatings help manage the transmittance of solar energy into buildings, and how the coatings’ relative effectiveness can be compared using industry-standard glass-performance measures. Architects also will learn about the two manufacturing processes for passive and solar control low-e coatings, and how the energy, environmental and economic benefits of low-e glass have been quantified through advanced energy modeling.

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Childgard Security Glazing to be featured on Inside the Blueprint Airing on Fox Business

Developed as an effective and affordable way for school officials across the country to improve safety and security in their facilities, CHILDGARD glazing is a laminated security glass construction that’s specially designed for use in school and educational facilities to withstand forced-entry scenarios. Available for both new and retrofit applications, CHILDGARD glazing can be used in insulating glass units and paired with high-performance, tinted, and other glass options to meet safety, energy, and other design goals.

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Revamped Terminal F at Philadelphia International is an architectural glass showcase

Designed by The Sheward Partnership, an award-winning, Philadelphia-based architecture firm, Terminal F’s new 34,000-square-foot baggage claim building features a striking geometric appearance. Clad in a mix of glass and metal, the two-floor facility offers abundant natural daylighting and is the airport’s first building to earn LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center in Texas features Tubelite systems inside and out

“Collaboration at all levels is the driving force behind the design,” described VLK Architects Project Designer Richard Hunt, AIA, LEED® AP. “Expressive and monumental, the architecture is unique to the neighborhood and city as a whole. The expansive curtainwall, featuring diagonal sun shade fins, serves as a subconscious billboard to passersby – visitors and students understand they are entering an institution of higher learning and not just another run-of-the-mill high school building.”

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Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, Greenlite Glass provide key element to Salesforce Transit Center: Daylight

Pelli Clark Pelli Architects designed the Salesforce Transit Center with “soaring light-filled spaces” to give “San Francisco a grand entrance that befits its status as one of the world’s great cities.” Inside the airy and spacious Grand Hall, sunshine is filtered more than 100 feet below the center’s above-street-level park by the Contraflam Liteflam XT-120 walkable fire-rated glass floor and skylight. More than 4,000 sheets of glass make up almost 300 panels, providing daylight for the Grand Hall. A second installation brings natural light down below street level.

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SEPTA Downtown Link features glass block “active” wall system by EXTECH

This summer, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) completed the first phase of the Downtown Link, its Center City concourse improvement program to upgrade the underground pedestrian tunnel network. Significant architectural enhancements were made during this phase including an innovative, backlit, glass block “active” wall system by Exterior Technologies, Inc. (EXTECH).

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Guide to Green Building Products – Product of the Week

Rosendale Natural Cement Products®: Natural cement is made at much lower temperatures allowing much less fuel to be burned. The estimated reduction in CO2 is on the order of 600 pounds per ton of cement. Natural Cement retains its resilience, providing high performance and low maintenance over a building’s extended life cycle.

Rosendale Natural Cement Products®: Natural cement is made at much lower temperatures allowing much less fuel to be burned. The estimated reduction in CO2 is on the order of 600 pounds per ton of cement. Natural Cement retains its resilience, providing high performance and low maintenance over a building’s extended life cycle.

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