Architects’ Guide to Glass and Metal

Which of the following trends do you expect to continue post-pandemic?

Sep 22nd, 2020

Education & Resources

Aug 14th, 2020

FGIA Updates Design Guide for Sloped Glazing and Skylights The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a guide outlining the considerations necessary for choosing proper glass for non-residential skylight and sloped glazing applications based on the best industry practices and technology. The document also describes the minimum requirements for sloped glazing as specified […]

Event Outlook

Aug 14th, 2020

2020 June 23-25 2020 FGIA National Summer Conference Sponsored by the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (IGMA and AAMA) Virtual Meeting More info: August 3-7 Facades Week: LA! 2020 Sponsored by Façade Tectonics Institute Magic Box LA Los Angeles More info: September 15-17 GlassBuild America Sponsored by NGA/GANA Las Vegas Convention Center Las […]

New Products Focus

Aug 14th, 2020

Backpainted Glass A Warm Grey Spandrel Architects, designers and specifiers seeking to create the appearance of an all-glass façade have another option with AGC’s Lacobel T Warm Grey Spandrel, the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of backpainted decorative glass. Lacobel T Spandrel will never fade, according to the company, as its temperable paint is […]

Project Spotlight: Structural Glazing

Aug 14th, 2020

Let There Be Light: Structural Glazing Brightens Montreal Project For the refurbishment of Place Ville Marie in Montreal, Sid Lee Architecture and Menkès Shooner Dagenais Létourneux Architectes called on seele and sedak to create what would become the largest all-glass structure in Canada. Place Ville Marie includes an entrance leading directly to an underground food […]

In the Know

Aug 14th, 2020

Project Delivery Methods: Jeff Haber Compares Design-Assist and Delegated Design The ways in which stakeholders manage projects and communicate are evolving. Project delivery methods are giving glazing contractors a more direct line of communication to architects earlier in the design phase. What’s the Difference? Jeff Haber, managing partner of W&W Glass, says his New York […]

Field Notes

Aug 14th, 2020

Door Openings in Building Entrances By Chuck Knickerbocker If you’re a fan of optical illusions, visuals that give the illusion of differing from reality, you probably are a fan of M.C. Escher. His drawings morph from page to page. From stairways that people walk on sideways to water that pours up and down in a […]

From the Editor

Aug 14th, 2020

Looking Out My Window By Jordan Scott It’s been a crazy year, but you don’t need me to tell you that. As I’ve been writing the words of this issue from my dining room table instead of my office desk, I’ve found myself looking out my window. There’s a dog park and several flowering trees […]

The Show Can’t Go On

Aug 14th, 2020

What We Would Have Seen at AIA 2020 Daily life around the world changed this spring as COVID-19 spread quickly across the globe. Deciding whether or not to move forward was a challenging decision for event organizers to make before mandates came down from local and federal governments. Among other events, the industry was scheduled […]

The Function of Design

Aug 14th, 2020

Projects Show Variety of Uses for Decorative Glass By Jordan Scott Decorative glass can be used for artistic expression, branding or to create a space that stands out. It can exist on a building’s façade or in the interior where people can see the glass’ design up close. Decorative glass can even have functions beyond […]

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