Category: Glass

GLASS IN architectural DESIGN

Guardian Glass will launch jumbo coater this summer

This jumbo coater is Guardian’s 12th, and the first in North America. The company will focus initial production on the most popular double and triple silver SunGuard coated glass for architectural applications. The use of SunGuard coated glass in jumbo sizes – on lites up to 217 square feet – opens up possibilities to architects by delivering expansive views with high performance to their design repertory.

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Starphire glass enhances UV transmittance, vegetation in renovated Tropical Rainforest

When it reopens in mid-July after an extensive $1.2 million renovation, the habitat will be home to approximately 400 tropical plants, such as cacao trees, coffee plants, mango trees and coconut palms, which help create the natural environment conducive to wildlife. The exhibit’s more than 80 birds, including Victoria crowned pigeons, male and female Great Argus pheasants and several macaws, will be gradually reintroduced to the revamped habitat on or about July 13.

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Halio Smart-Tinting Glass Selected for Major Renovation Project in Brussels

The Gare Maritime project was secured by Halio International, one of the joint venture companies formed by Kinestral Technologies, Inc. and AGC, Inc. to be the exclusive providers of Halio smart-tinting glass to the building industry. Extensa, an Ackermans & Van Haaren company and the developer of the project, selected Halio for the renovation primarily because the product helps them achieve their ambitious sustainability goals while using innovative technologies to ensure occupant comfort without covering up the original metal architecture with blinds and other daylighting techniques.

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New Holtec International headquarters features glass fabricated by J.E. Berkowitz

J.E. Berkowitz (JEB) announced the completion of Holtec International’s new corporate headquarters on the company’s 50-acre Krishna P. Singh Technology Campus in Camden, New Jersey. Built on the former site of the New York Shipbuilding Corp., the seven-story building features 58,000 square feet of glass fabricated by JEB, and is serving as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the surrounding area. For the project, JEB fabricated Winduo™ insulating glass units (IGUs) in multiple configurations, featuring low-e Solarban® 60 glass and performance-tinted Pacifica® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. JEB also fabricated IGUs incorporating Solarban 60 glass and clear glass with a ceramic frit in a custom tropic blue color. R.A. Kennedy & Sons served as the contract glazier for the project.

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University of Minnesota Bee and Pollinator Research Lab, St. Paul, Minnesota

It’s the best of both worlds at the state-of-the-art Bee and Pollinator Research Lab at the University of Minnesota. Inside, scientists are studying how to reverse the decline in wild pollinators and honeybees, while outside, robins and cardinals stand a significantly better chance of avoiding potentially deadly collisions with the building’s windows, thanks to energy-efficient, bird-safe glass combining technologies from Vitro Glass and Walker Textures®.

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AGC and Kinestral Technologies Establish Joint Venture Companies to Sell and Service Halio™ Smart-Tinting Glass

Kinestral Technologies, maker of Halio™ smart-tinting glass technologies, and AGC, the world’s largest manufacturer of flat glass, June 20 announced that the joint venture companies they formed, Halio North America (HNA) and Halio International (HINT) are now open for business. HNA and HINT are the exclusive sales and service agents for Halio smart-tinting glass for the building industry.

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Solar Seal appoints Daniel Plotnick as vice president of sales and marketing

In his new position, Plotnick will be responsible for leading Solar Seal’s sales, estimating, and project management personnel. He also will serve a key role in marketing the Invisiwall® glass systems product line and integrating with the sales teams across Consolidated Glass Holding’s (CGH) family of companies, including Columbia Commercial Building Products and J.E. Berkowitz.

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BNBuilders Completes Construction on Vertex Pharmaceuticals Research Center in San Diego

BNBuilders; Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.; and Vertex Pharmaceuticals celebrated the grand opening of Vertex’s new research facility in San Diego with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 18, 2018.  Located at 3215 Merryfield Row, Vertex’s new facility was developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. with the building shell designed by LPA and interiors designed by DGA.

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Little Caesars Arena meets aesthetic, sustainability, security goals with Tubelite’s curtainwall, storefront, entrance systems

Designed by HOK and owned by Ilitch Holdings, Inc., the $862.9 million arena complex blends historic and modern aesthetics with massively scaled, fan-friendly interiors and modestly scaled, pedestrian-friendly exteriors. Contributing to this exterior, Tubelite Inc.’s curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems support the project’s aesthetic, sustainability and security goals for completion on time and within budget.

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How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

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