Photos here could be considered amateur quality, but in all cases, they represent scratches on the roller side of new tempered samples. All glass was carefully cleaned with soap, microfiber cloth and squeegee before scraping, and again before photography.
The author proposes a simple surface quality test using a standard window cleaning scraper and common smartphone or shop microscope.
Visual quality inspection of different glass samples
Arup are consulting engineers for a series of recent projects involving curved glass: The High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas and a revolving feature lift for the new Louis Vuitton townhouse in London.
Facade detail of the Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh. Joint venture between Omrania and HOK.
A facade shouldn’t just dictate how a building looks, but how it works — especially in the harsh climate of Saudi Arabia.
Edge Stability and Potential Cause of Blemishes in Laminated Safety Glass
This article will focus on the edge stability of PVB and ionoplast laminates and address the potential causes of blemishes.
Modular rooflights create a spectacular glass ceiling
A modular system allows you to create a larger design by joining glass panels together in a line.
Is your officw ventilation smart?
All offices must be well ventilated. To meet increasingly stringent Health and Safety regulations, a continuous supply of fresh air is necessary.
Condensation
Condensation is regarded as a problem associated with old and new windows. Commonly seen on the inside pane of glazing, new high performance sealed units and windows have resulted in condensation sometimes forming on the outside pane.
Choosing The Best Glass Type For Your Rooflight Project
With the myriad of glass type available now, it is often confusing what to choose in terms of safety, thermal and solar performance and balancing cost with the benefits on offer.
Sparklike: Why calibrate and service your quality control equipment annually?
This blog post was written based on an interview with M.Sc. (Chem.) Santtu Jolkkonen, Sparklike's Service and Maintenance Manager, who has been working as technical support specialist for Sparklike over a decade.
Solar Glazing: Solar Windows and Facades Improve Building ROI
Solar glass can be used to replace conventional construction materials such as glazing or cladding, whilst also generating electricity on site.
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Case Studies of the Aesthetic Qualities and Possibilities of Glass in Architectural Design.
Which Interlayer for Which Glazing Application?
Glass is a fantastic material… but sometimes it breaks.
Al Bahr Towers
This paper presents a case study of an adaptive sunscreen facade and evaluation of its performance and occupant behavior.
Structural Glass Facades vs Slim Façade Systems
Structural glass can be used as a fantastic alternative to a traditional façade system.
Understanding Glass Structures & Their Configurations
With so many different configurations for our glass structures, choosing a design can get a little overwhelming. However, the selection process can be simplified by understanding the different purposes of the structure.
Glass becomes viable option for sustainable building
Glass has entered the sustainability vernacular in a big way, which is great news for builders.
Hurricane Windows Meet Hurricane Irma
For this post-Irma episode, Paul and Will engaged in an engrossing discussion about how “hurricane windows” performed against the prolonged battering of wind and rain that accompanied Irma on her journey through Florida.
Perforated honeycomb bonded to glass
To provide stiffness, shading and privacy with abundant daylight and a feeling of openness for restaurant extensions and an entrance canopy to a London hotel, we used glass sandwich panels with aluminium honeycomb core.
Structural Assessment of Glass Restoration
In some cases, the blemished glass can be restored to an acceptable aesthetic condition using a combination of wet and dry polishing methods.
Artificial Intelligence in the construction industry
We are currently on the brink of a new revolution: the revolution that is artificial knowledge.
Hurricane Resistant Windows & Doors
Impact resistant windows are a very important part of the construction industry and homeowners are well advised to consider their use. But, owners must also recognize that impact “resistant” does not mean hurricane “proof.”
Ask the Experts: Glass Anomalies
Learn about the first step we take in maintaining tempered glass quality standards.
Anisotropy visible on a façade
Although anisotropy is inevitable when heat treating glass a major breakthrough took place in the industry in 2016 by developing an on-line anisotropy visualisation equipment.
When building glass breaks dangerously it is a design problem
Incidents in Melbourne of ‘spontaneous’ glass breakage are more about the construction industry forgetting the lessons of the past than ‘cheap’ Chinese imports.
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What do power consumption, installed power and installed capacity of a glass tempering furnace mean?
Power consumption of the glass tempering furnace refers to the amount of electric energy consumed in the process of tempering certain quantity of glass. The measuring unit commonly used is the kilowatt hour (KWh).
The Benefits of 3D Printing on a Glass Surface
Borosilicate glass, in particular, is extremely well-suited for 3D printing processes in a range of applications.