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 world of constructions and building envelope has been evolving in recent years and the curtain wall has become the main expression of the architects’ imagination.
We have seen rapid expansion in the last decade of laminated glass design using modern analytical and computational methods.
Time-temperature superposition principle is widely used to generate interlayer modulus properties in the form of mastercurves for use in glass design.
Comparative Study of Cantilevered Laminated Glass Balustrades using Full-scale Testing, FEM, and ASTM E1300 Formulas
Historically, monolithic tempered glass has been primarily used in North America, but with the recent changes to the International Building Code (IBC 2015), laminates with heat strengthened or tempered glass are now required.
Stiff PVB and Annealed Laminated Glass for Freestanding Balustrades with Respect to National Standards in Europe
This paper presents an evaluation of the use of annealed laminated glass incorporating the stiffer PVB interlayers.
Cantilevered laminated glass balustrades supported by bearing in continuous base shoes are among the most ordinary applications of structural glass.
Technical Considerations and Performance of Structural Glazing Glass Façade of High-Rise Building in Extreme Climate
This case study describes the façade performance of the 2nd tallest building in China, the Ping An International Finance Center (Ping An IFC), located in the city of Shenzhen.
In this paper the mechanical and application properties of Sikaflex®-268, a high performance polyurethane adhesive are presented and compared to Sikasil® SG-500, a typical silicone adhesive used for structural glazing applications in facades.
Decorative glass is limitless in design, colors, patterns, textures, and offers aesthetic brilliance in countless interior applications.
The Surface Compression Stress (SC) data, collected by Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro, were analysed to compare the measurements carried out by Scalp-05 (Scattered Light Polariscope) and Laser Gasp (Strainoptics’ GASP® Polarimeter).
Overlooked NYC Construction & Post Occupancy Considerations for Limit Devices in Large Size Awning Type Windows
This presentation offers a new perspective on limit device design and specifications especially due to construction phase and post-occupancy habits in urban environments.