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News

Tianjin NorthGlass has created a super-thick curtain wall glass with polymer material net for the Wellington Convention Center.
The TUROMAS Group is opening a new line of business that will be developed through a newly created company that will be incorporated into its holding: Distecglass S.L.
Press Glass supplied more than 5,000m² of façade glass for this project in cooperation with façade contractor Charles Henshaw & Sons Ltd.
120 square meters of OKASOLAR S were used on the roof of this pioneering building.
Apogee Enterprises, Inc. announced strategic actions to further streamline its business operations, enable a more efficient cost model, and better position the Company for profitable growth.
The façade of the ARBURG branch in Münsingen proves that something doesn't always have to be new to shine.
Innovation, carbon saving, and refurbishment were at the forefront of the ground breaking projects showcased at the Façade 2023 Design and Engineering Awards.
TurkishGlass once again has the honor of representing the Turkish glass industry at the ZAK World of Façades UK Conference.
Press Glass supplied more than 20,000 m² of façade glass for this building construction.
We are delighted to announce that TurkishGlass will once again proudly represent the Turkish glass industry at the ZAK World of Façades UK Conference.
New office building on the Drees & Sommer campus
Solarban® 70 Glass by Vitro Architectural Glass elevates solar control and aesthetics at 510 Vermont in Los Angeles.
A curtainwall upgrade allows for stunning views of the Oklahoma City skyline and BancFirst Tower plaza.
The Facade Tectonics Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Vitruvian Honors & Awards Program.
NGA voted in favor of co-sponsoring a research study underway by the Charles Pankow Foundation aimed at better characterizing the thermal performance of spandrel assemblies in curtain wall.
The Facade Tectonics Institute is pleased to announce the finalists in the second biennial Vitruvian Honors & Awards Program.

Articles

Modern free form glass architecture has become increasingly popular in the structural sealant glazing application, as demonstrated by many iconic building projects, such as Allianz tower in Milan.
This study experimentally investigated the strength behavior of toughened glass with cylindrical near-edge holes via photoelasticity and destroying four-point bending test.
This paper presents the initial results of a seismic study of silicone bonded glass curtain wall systems, combining both finite element analysis and experimental validation.
Highlights: Thermal model for curtain wall metal frames. Validated with two experimental data sets. Effect of thermal protection.
In this paper, the Sandwich Theory of effective thickness is applied to the evaluation of multilaminate glass fin stability for in-plane flexure.
Wide-span glass roofs are becoming increasingly popular as they provide transparent roofing for atriums or entrance areas. Most often, IGU`s (Insulating glass units) are used.
The project is a facade to access an office building.
Octatube delivered this roof in March 2021.
With increasing concern over plant conservation, there has been a renewed interest in large-scale, enclosed botanical garden structures.
This paper seeks to understand the outstanding questions around the potential carbon consequences and benefits of using insulating glass units (IGU) in facades.
This paper describes the lessons learned when using structural glass to carry out a canopy design integrated into a new façade.
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