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GLASS IN architectural DESIGN

IGMA Glass Safety Awareness Council shares best practices, guidance for preventing workplace injuries

This past April, an Ontario worker was crushed after entering the barrier enclosure to troubleshoot a machine. In May 2019, a 24-year-old in Virginia was loading glass onto a truck and was killed after several hundred pounds of glass fell on him. In each of these examples, safety protocols were not followed. “A 24-year-old shouldn’t go to work in the morning and not come home at night,” said Burk. “No one should die at work in this day and age. It shouldn’t happen anymore.”

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AAMA advocates on industry’s behalf at recent International Code Council Committee Action Hearings

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) worked on behalf of its members during International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings (CAH) April 28-May 8 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. AAMA represented its members, working with other industry groups and interested individuals to take positive action on behalf of the fenestration industry.” AAMA was able to earn committee approval on a number of proposals which had failed to earn approval in previous code cycles,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, AAMA Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager. “Earning committee approval on code proposals is an important step in the ICC code development process. The next hurdle AAMA will work to clear is public comment hearing approval.”

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Pulp Studio expands architectural glass product offerings with introduction of the ultra-thin, light- and damage-resistant DermaGlass™

Pulp Studio states DermaGlass™ is only 1.3mm in thickness, yet it is as durable and damage-resistant as more traditional thicker heat-treated glass. Using an ion-exchange process, DermaGlass™ is highly resilient and extremely versatile. Due to its thin profile it can be used by designers to bend the glass around columns or into decorative shapes.

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Miller Hull and Lease Crutcher Lewis to design and develop University of Washington’s cutting-edge Population Health Initiative in Seattle

The 290,000-square-foot building is conceived as a hybrid facility designed to respond directly to the mission of the University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative—a 25-year vision to address the most persistent and emerging challenges affecting human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity across the globe. Led by design-build collaborators Miller Hull and Lease Crutcher Lewis, the project is being developed using an Integrated Design-Build (IDB) delivery method, a process that encourages teams to embrace elements of Integrated Project Delivery as well as Lean Design and Construction—techniques developed to create efficiency while maximizing value and minimizing waste

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HERCULITE tempered glass, a pioneer in keeping the action on the ice

Though tempered glass no longer is used in hockey arenas, windows and doors made with Herculite glass remain the global standard for meeting today’s rigorous safety glass mandates. Heat- and chemically strengthened to be lightweight, sturdy and versatile Herculite glass is a trusted safety glass brand. Vitro Glass has four technical documents (TDs) related to heat-strengthened and tempered glass.

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Consolidated Glass Holdings launches new website

Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) launched a new website at cghinc.com. The mobile- and device-friendly website highlights the extensive glass fabrication capabilities of CGH’s family of companies across both architectural and security glass divisions. Glass fabricators in the CGH architectural division include J.E. Berkowitz, Solar Seal, and Columbia Commercial Building Products. The CGH security division includes Dlubak Specialty Glass and Global Security Glazing.

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Vaisala to break ground on OZ Architecture-designed North American headquarters

The clean, modern architecture belies the complex design of the building to make it one of the Colorado’s most sustainability constructed. The floor assembly will be built with cross-laminated timber (CLT), a wood-based sustainable material, in lieu of steel. The OZ team also incorporated a highly efficient heating and cooling system, extra insulation, low-e glass throughout the building’s extensive windows and glass walls, and advanced water-saving fixtures. The end result will be a NetZero-ready building with extraordinary low energy use that far surpasses energy-use codes, making it one of Colorado’s most sustainable office buildings.

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Guardian Glass launches new website

“The new site delivers a concise brand message with upgraded navigation and exciting new content that is customized for the customers, partners, employees and other audiences for all of our regions,” explains Maxim Koldyshev, Guardian Glass global commercial excellence manager. “We’re ready to share a new GuardianGlass.com that is engaging, informative, helpful and, we hope, inspiring in how we explore the wonders of glass.”

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

The YUW 750 TU is a thermally broken, unitized curtain wall that delivers a high level of design versatility and performance, regardless of climate or location. In addition to the fast, easy installation benefits of being unitized, it offers design freedom with options for a 2 1/2 inch captured frame or a 4-sided structural silicone glazed frame with zero sightline for a modern look. Sustainable performance is achieved with a U-value of 0.41 Btu/hr ft2 oF or less. Additionally, the YUW 750 TU easily interfaces with sun shades to yield greater performance. Visit ykkap.com to learn more.

The YUW 750 TU is a thermally broken, unitized curtain wall that delivers a high level of design versatility and performance, regardless of climate or location. In addition to the fast, easy installation benefits of being unitized, it offers design freedom with options for a 2 1/2 inch captured frame or a 4-sided structural silicone glazed frame with zero sightline for a modern look. Sustainable performance is achieved with a U-value of 0.41 Btu/hr ft2 oF or less. Additionally, the YUW 750 TU easily interfaces with sun shades to yield greater performance. Visit ykkap.com to learn more.

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