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The owner and the designer entrusted this significant architectural glass manufacturing task to Tianjin NorthGlass after on-site sampling and sifting.
Located on the Elbe River, on the western tip of the HafenCity in Hamburg, Germany, the Elbphilharmonie is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world and an outstanding example of modern architecture.
For the glazed façade, the architect chose Guardian SunGuard® SNX 60, a triple silver coated solar control glass that offers even better colour consistency and enhanced internal reflections.
The internal and external curtain walls are all made by Tianjin NorthGlass.
The new halls C5 and C6 prompted a major re-shuffle of the sections at BAU in 2019, so adaptations for BAU 2021 are only moderate in scale.
Notification of Extension of Service Deadline for the 31st China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition (China Glass 2020)
Full halls at the first digitalBAU. Around 10,000 visitors came to the premiere in Cologne.
FIT Show, the UK’s only dedicated event for the glass and glazing industry, will form part of the GGF UK Pavilion (Hall 4A, Stan 305) at Fensterbau Frontale (18 - 21 March, 2020).
During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) inaugural 2020 Annual Conference, the association officially launched its brand, including a new logo and promotional video never before seen by the industry.
The world's leading conference on façade design & engineering.
This week, we would love to share with you the final 3 videos from Facade Engineering session.
Visitors to this year’s Glazing Summit will again be able to have their say on the issues that matter.
The 2020 AusFenEx Design Awards are open to members of the Australian Glass & Window Association (AGWA), the National Security Screen Association (NSSA) and the Australasian Institute of Surface Finishing (AISF).
This week, we would love to share with you the next 3 videos from Facade Engineering session.
Glass Performance Days (GPD) and ICCG cooperatively support each other. Please see below for a message from ICCG.
AAMA GDSG-1, Design Guide for Sloped Glazing and Skylights, an FGIA standard, was last updated in 1987, when it was first created.

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The Vacuum Insulated Glazing (VIG) is a unique thermally insulating window technology that can provide significant advantages over the conventional insulating units.
The Vacuum Insulating Glazing (VIG) is a highly thermally insulating window technology that outperforms existing insulating technologies.
The combination of the double-skin concept with unitized systems made current typologies of double glazed units possible.
The need for higher transparency in façades has led to the development of jumbosized glass. Until now, the almost jointless appearance of large-scale glazing could only be reached with laminated safety glass.
The use of laminated glass in structural applications has become more recognized and preferred as a safer choice to monolithic tempered or heat strengthen glass.
During a recent project to understand the ability to use Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA) via linear bonding for cable wall fittings, a unique aspect of the material indicates a potential novel method for cold bending glass.
This paper presents the results of an exploratory study into the metal-to-glass bond strength of a structural polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer.
Numerous innovations have been seen in the last decades concerning new façade technologies. These were driven by new materials or new applications of known materials, such as glued-on wall structures (structural glazing) in the 60’s and 70’s.
It is estimated that 100 million to 1 billion birds a year perish due to collisions with glass.(1-2) In North America, some communities have enacted legislation aimed at protecting birds by calling for the design and installation of birdsafe glazing.
Façades play an important role in the control of energy flow and energy consumption in buildings as they represent the interface between the outdoor environment and the indoor occupied space.
This paper will discuss the psychology of perception, threshold, and emotion in interior glass design.
Glass distortions may cause objects to appear irregular and out of focus when observed through a distorted glass panel.

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