From domed skylights to curved handrails, revolving door enclosures to building enclosures, the dramatic curves of bent glass offer architectural form and function.
The main goal of all fire-rated glass is to compartmentalize fire to enable safe exit. It is most commonly used around egress areas, property line walls, stairwells, and points of exit.
The development of structural details in glass connections is the main topic of this research.
Few materials in human history have been made for as long or used in as many ways as glass. Ancient peoples molded it and poured it; later cultures discovered how to spin and blow glass into unique, dazzling shapes.
Elegant glazing - from walls to slabs - clads a residential tower.
Sustainability and the circular economy are increasingly influencing work and production processes in glass manufacturing, too.
Some practical tips on how you can well maintain your laminating line and extend its longevity.
Computer scientists develop a design tool that opens up the use of a cost-efficient technology for curved glass panels. The tool is based on a deep neural network and allows for the free-form design of beautiful glass façades.
Glaston is working hard to make tempering furnaces more automated.
What is your vision of the future? What role will glass play in your vision?
Held in Düsseldorf from 15 to 18 June 2021 glasstec will pick up on the latest glass trends related to shapes, formats and structures.
The new LiSEC glass edge deletion machines are equipped with improved sensor technology. This measures with greater precision and therefore guarantees constantly high finishing quality of the glass edges.
Digitalisation is not only something for start-ups or major enterprises. It applies just as naturally to many skilled trade businesses.
This is the second part of a true story from an IT Vendor dealing with a phishing attack at a small contracting firm, “ABC Contracting”.
That’s an excellent question! It really is true that SentryGlass is more difficult to laminate in many aspects than standard PVB. But if we first think of what SentryGlass has been designed for, it is to give structural strength to the laminate.
What is phishing and how do you know when you make be the victim of it? AJ Piscitelli, PMP gives a real life example in his most recent blog post. Stay tuned for more real life examples!
Two plus two does not equal one!
It is a very known behavior that the glass fragmentation depends on where you break the glass.
Traditional uses of glass have been reinvented by two architectural firms, who artfully use glass and interlayers to achieve very different design goals.
Noise as one of the major pollutants in our environment and society
According to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), glass collisions claim the lives of up to a billion birds annually in the U.S.
For over four thousand years, the lustrous, hard, and inert characteristics of glass have made it one of the world’s most desirable and frequently used building materials.
A comprehensive numerical investigation was carried out to understand the mechanical behavior of cold-bent insulating glass units during the bending process. The aim is to derive a basic understanding of the mechanical behavior of an IGU during the cold bending process.
In this paper we will look at the potential of what is now a commonly used component in facade design - a load-bearing glass wall panel.
The “One Single Model” approach rises as the best tool to manage complex buildings through the different engineering branches.
We have seen rapid expansion in the last decade of laminated glass design using modern analytical and computational methods.