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Join Architecture Today's online panel discussion in June featuring experts from Arup, Eckersley O’Callaghan, WSP, Kuraray, Building Sciences, and Alpha Consulting.
The collaboration with India's leading façade fabricator sets a global precedent to support carbon neutral silicone sealants for building façades
BGT reference project - VoltAir, Berlin: weightless rooms for new work visions.
At the prestigious corner of Royal Parade in Melbourne, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity speaks softly yet captures attention.
Royal Jaarbeurs has announced a new biennial trade event in spring 2025 for the European facade industry: Future Facade.
At the centre of this project is the use of OKALUX's innovative KAPILUX W glass.
Norea Capital becomes a shareholder of Stekar, a Quebec-based leader in architectural systems made of glass, aluminium, or mixed materials for building facades.
The expansion will strengthen SAS' capability, while enabling Dow to provide an expanded portfolio of organic, hybrid and silicone sealants for insulating glass manufacturing
Join Folienwerk Wolfen GmbH at glasstec this year! Visit us at booth 11G24.
As Penn State’s first ground-up building in downtown State College, Pa., the new LEED® Gold-targeting Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub, formerly known as the James Building, maximizes daylighting with precisely sized openings and a ground-floor curtainwall system.
Enhancing stadium experience with innovative motorized windows
Guardian Glass North America honored the glaziers and fabricators of seven commercial projects at its 7th annual Commercial Project Awards event March 4 in Nashville.
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.

Articles

This work investigates the numerical modeling of two different UV-curing acrylate adhesives in terms of the bulk material and in the application as point fixing.
This paper describes the design concept and research process of NEERO-Façade, including the development of an integrated façade fixing and the slim substructure design.
This study delves into the influences of the glazing solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), the glazing heat transfer coefficient (U-value), and PCM thickness on the energy performance of buildings.
The redeveloped CME Center lobby is defined by a striking, wavelike 24’ tall glass façade.
The approaches proposed by planners and architects for adapting to climate change will be discussed at glasstec 2024 (22-25 October, Düsseldorf) at its Architecture Forum.
The present study investigates the loadbearing capacity of additive manufactured components composed of glass.
This paper delves into the potential of two UV-curing acrylate adhesives, scrutinizing their material behavior through meticulous uniaxial tension tests and dynamic mechanical-thermal analysis.
The report reflects the close cooperation between architecture, structure engineering and façade development and shows how resources can be saved with cross-disciplinary solution concepts.
The current paper compares experimental results obtained at different scales (from TAjoints to large scale 914mm by 1524mm) with the predictions of the analytical equations and FEA.
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.

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