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USA's largest flat glass show GlassBuild America kicked off Tuesday and continues through Thursday, September 19 in Atlanta.
Security, building stability, transparency: the new insulation glass “sedak isosecure” achieves the highest bullet-resistance class BR7 and optimal insulation values combined with high transparency – up to a maximum size of 3.5 x 20 meters.
The 240-metre-tall hotel and residential building will be clad entirely in glass.
For the needs of glazing on this campus, PRESS GLASS supplied a total of 9,500 sq m of insulated glass.
Glass and aluminum fabricator, Aldora, will unveil a new brand identity and fully redesigned website during the largest U.S. glass industry tradeshow, GlassBuild.
Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc., (CGH) announced that it has appointed Jim Smith as Director of INVISIWALL® engineered glass systems.
Graboyes Commercial Window Company completes curtain wall, storefront, interior glass, and window systems for Scudder Falls Administration Building in Bucks County PA.
From 24 to 26 September 2019, Master will be present at Windows, Doors and Facades event 2019 in Dubai, to show the latest innovative solutions of Master hardware technologies for windows and doors.
The rise in wellness isn’t solely focused on diet and exercise, it’s even influencing how we want our homes to look.
A project to create a high quality meeting room and classroom within the new Upper School of the prestigious École Jeannine Manuel School in London has been completed using the complete fire resistant, timber frame glazing system Promat SYSTEMGLAS® Ligna.
It’s no exaggeration to say that innovation in the glass and glazing sector has fundamentally changed the way that buildings are designed.
The total area of the four storey building will be 15 500 m2 with underground parking in an area of 7 700 m2.
A free-to-download renovation guide provides a sustainable solution to the ageing building stock in Slovakia and neighbouring countries.
EuroWindoor has some concerns regarding the ECHA Annex XV Restriction Report and Proposal for a Restriction of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde releasers, dated 7 March 2019 concerning windows, doors and facades (curtain walling).
The Gatefold Building provides 119 homes for private rent in the heart of West London, with Unique Window Systems fabricating and installing both PVCu and aluminium fenestration products for the project.
FGS has appointed five mental health first aiders who will be a point of contact for those who are experiencing mental ill health, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting staff with their health and wellbeing in the workplace.

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Daylight control is a main resource of energy saving in buildings. Daylight control systems with mirror optics have the potential to save air conditioning due to the ability to reflect the solar rays back into the sky.
The Glass structure of the West Balustrade in Eleftherias Square Nicosia Cyprus presented a challenge to Pentagonal in terms of 3D modelling, special glass fittings fabric, glass production, installation and testing.
When designing with glass, there are a wide range of options to choose from to create a truly unique project.
As companies strive to make their workplaces more flexible, interior glass has become a popular choice. Demountable interior glass also offers tax advantages.
The construction typology of the curtain wall arose with Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace and accelerated in the 20th century.
Along with the multifunctionality of the building skin, BIPV today involves a new aesthetics in contemporary architecture.
This paper will describe the design, detailing, testing and construction of structural glass beams as part of load bearing grid shell structure in the newly built Zaryadye Park in Moscow, Russia.
The functionality of glass goes far beyond the proven basic properties of this transparent material.
This year the special show will address the four focal themes Interactive Façades/Display Glass, Energy and Performance, Structural Glass and New Technologies.
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.
A facade shouldn’t just dictate how a building looks, but how it works — especially in the harsh climate of Saudi Arabia.
XXL glasses expand the scope for design in architecture: view and admire at glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf from 23 to 26 October 2018

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