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DFI Awarded World Class Riverfront Park Project
Diamon-Fusion low-maintenance coating to be applied to over 31,000 sq.ft. of high-profile glass at Gathering Place Riverfront Park.
Specifications for Commercial Skylights
Comprehensive Skylighting Systems Specification Guides Now Available
Wrightstyle supplies to new care home
Wrightstyle is shortly to supply advanced glazing systems to a £7.5 million state-of-the-art care home being built by Deeley Construction.
Unleash your creativity with digital printing on glass | Tecglass
Glass offers the perfect marriage between durability and creativity, ideal for the most diverse kinds of applications and – thanks to new processing technologies – is increasingly employed in the most creatively cutting-edge projects.
IC2 timber curtainwalls deliver 60 to 90 percent improvements in energy efciencies; complement Unicel’s market-leading integrated louvers and skylight solutions.
We are always working to provide the most Energy Efficient windows on the market. Introducing LoE our new energy-saving surface coated glass. It offers more light transmittance and less reflectance than most glass options.
AluK was specified by architecture firm Lemaire & Longeval as the best brand for an ambitious new residency in Groot Bijgaarden, Belgium.
Bison Frames is pleased to announce the addition of WarmCore patio doors to its existing range of WarmCore windows and bi-folding doors.
Leading UK Fabricator, Conservatory Outlet Ltd has launched its newest range of products to its exclusive network of retail partners, under the label of the ‘Extreme Collection’.
Renewal by Andersen the window-replacement division of Andersen has been recognized three out of four years for “Outstanding Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Patio Doors”.
Proving to the entire construction industry that aluminium glazing can be problem-free, AluFoldDirect is featuring ‘Everything Aluminium Without the Pain’ on the PiGS Product Pavilion at The Build Show, part of UK Construction Week.
The Genesis Collection now includes flush sash casements, folding and sliding doors and bi-folding doors, as well as sash windows.
Time-saving fabrication and a wide range of uses.
To meet a growing demand for high-performance windows with a modern aesthetic, Deceuninck North America has developed commercial and residential window systems designed specifically for the Western market.
The project is a perfect example of the highly bendable and tough qualities of Guardian Glass coatings.

Articles

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.
A modular system allows you to create a larger design by joining glass panels together in a line.
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.
Solar glass can be used to replace conventional construction materials such as glazing or cladding, whilst also generating electricity on site.
Case Studies of the Aesthetic Qualities and Possibilities of Glass in Architectural Design.
This paper presents a case study of an adaptive sunscreen facade and evaluation of its performance and occupant behavior.
Structural glass can be used as a fantastic alternative to a traditional façade system.
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 has entered the sustainability vernacular in a big way, which is great news for builders.
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.
When it comes to safety glass, there are generally two options that architects and designers of today will tend specify: toughened glass and laminated glass.

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