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4-sided silicone structural glazing applications have helped to change the face of urban landscapes.
Custom made lacquered glass for interior design projects.
University of Washington’s Life Sciences Building earns accolades from American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (AIA-COTE) for beauty, sustainability and energy performance driven by glasses from Vitro Architectural Glass
Protect your glass investment, cut cleaning costs, and keep your canopies looking like-new for years to come with Diamon-Fusion®.
Ubiquitous Energy, the leader in truly transparent solar energy technology, and Antamex Industries have agreed to form a partnership to bring transparent solar glazing to the commercial glazing market in North America.
First, modulus values are now in-line with the revised product technical sheets that were published earlier in 2020.
Face Time 2022: Bringing Together the Many Voices of the Building Industry
Lisa Heschong, author and scientific researcher, took to the virtual stage during the FGIA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference to share her findings on the benefits of daylighting and window views.
Get NGA downloadable resources to support the use of glass and glazing materials in buildings.
It will open to more research institutions, associations of architectural curtain wall and the general public to interact, discuss and spread professional knowledge.
The Challenging Glass 8 conference is planned for 23 & June 2022 at Ghent University!
General Manager Gao Qi delivered a speech, he said that he would adhere to high standards, strict requirements and try to achieve "zero spontaneous breakage and defect free" glass.
An all-new virtual platform featuring extensive interactive functions to connect, network and learn about the latest information about the Glass and Facades industry.
Call for Abstracts - Share your knowledge at the 2022 World Congress
The Facade Tectonics Institute is pleased to announce our first biennial Vitruvian Honors & Awards Program and the inaugural awards ceremony, scheduled to take place virtually on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) announces a call for abstracts for our 2022 World Congress (2022WC) to be convened in Los Angeles on October 12-13.

Articles

This article is dedicated to dynamic glazing in the façade. This is an update of the articles on smart products in the façade I and II published in March 2019 and May 2020.
Connecting glass with heat bonds is a way to create all-transparent glass structures. Two methods have been researched in theory and practice, glass welding, through local heating, and glass fusion through global heating.
This research investigates the potential of glass as a new design tool to highlight and safeguard our historic structures.
This paper focuses on the geometric optimization of the free-form gridshell towards planar quad glass units.
UNStudio made a beautiful design for the C&A building with a lots of glass elements to connect with the buildings around.
The Swiss society of engineers and architects (SIA) initiated a structural glass standard committee with the task to develop a Swiss glass design standard.
The present work uses non-linear material laws for FEA and exhibits the behavior of the sealant joint in various load scenarios on several projects.
In this work, a combined Voronoi and finite-discrete element method (FDEM) approach for reconstructing the post-fracture model of laminated glass (LG) was proposed.
The study describes the results of the principal applicability of fiber optic strain sensors to evaluate the structural behaviour of laminated glass and provides the basis to define a model for the material characteristics of viscoelastic interlayers.
The aim of this paper is to identify and discuss challenges with the assumption that the SSG is isolated from the glass self-weight and provide a better understanding on the complexity of SSG systems.
The determination of interlayer modulus data is complex.
Here, comparisons are made with numerical analyses, performed by implementing an ad hoc routine in the software Straus7, developed by Maffeis Engineering.

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