Advanced curtain-wall technology making headway in Europe
November 30, 2012
Building designers are demanding more from curtain-wall and façade products, evidenced by the new designs on the glasstec 2012 show floor.
Industry fights incorrect assumption that less glass is more effectual in energy-efficient building design
December 7, 2010
The green building movement presents an incredible opportunity for the glass industry, but only if code bodies recognize the energy-saving potential of glazing.
The Sixth System Paragon Architectural Products LLC
September 2, 2010
The Sixth System is a new glazing façade structural system from Paragon Architectural Products, Scottsdale, Ariz., that features a stainless steel supporting structure that is hidden within the silicone joint, according to Russ Hals, sales and marketing assistant, Paragon Architectural Products. By contrast, most glazing systems have clearly visible supporting structures in the form of aluminum...
July 15, 2009
Read the related storefront Q&A with Mike Tracy of Trainor Glass, Alsip, Ill.Q&A with Alvaro Correa, project manager, West Tampa Glass, Tampa, Fla. What are the challenges you see when it comes to storefront jobs?In Florida, the water performance of window systems is of the most importance. One of the biggest challenges is complying with water performance requirements when the...
July 15, 2009
Read the related storefront Q&A with Alvaro Correa of West Tampa Glass, Tampa, Fla.Q&A with Mike Tracy, business development, Trainor Glass, Alsip, Ill.What are the challenges you see when it comes to storefront jobs?Achieving the architect’s design intent while giving the customer the highest value and most efficient system in regard to environmental considerations, such as...
April 1, 2009
The four-story Contra Costa County District Attorney’s headquarters in Martinez, Calif., features an impressive channel glass façade on the north and west elevations that encloses the building’s library.
March 23, 2009
Architects, a demanding bunch, push for performance, innovative design and aesthetics. Read about the trends in larger lite sizes, custom curtain wall, green glazing, aluminum panels, steel curtain wall and energy rating education in articles authored by representatives from leading companies in the industry.
November 7, 2008
In Albuquerque, N.M., the world’s longest passenger tramway extends across nearly three miles to the top of Sandia Peak. Four steel cables 100,000 times longer than they are wide carry up to 55 people in 9-ton loaded gondolas up the mountain. As in other structures--from suspension bridges to skyscrapers--steel allows for slender, high-strength components that can support heavy loads.
Tempered, sputtered low-E products present challenges, provide solutions
September 12, 2008
For more than 30 years, fabricators and float glass manufacturers have worked to come up with solutions that satisfy architects.
Tips on fabrication, construction and testing
June 1, 2007
Third in a series Glass-and-metal curtain walls can provide an attractive, durable and cost-effective cladding solution, but in many buildings, they are plagued with problems ranging from air and water leakage to falling trim covers. The first two articles in this series—on Page 82 of April Glass Magazine and Page 60 of May—discussed some of the common curtain wall design problems...