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Architects’ Guide to Glass and Metal

From the Editor Spring 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

Challenges Ahead By Jordan Scott The big question for the architectural glass industry this year is: What’s in store for commercial projects? According to an Associated General Contractors of America 2021 Construction Outlook survey, 59% of contractors said an owner postponed at least one project from 2020 to 2021, and nearly half reported that a […]

New to the Game

Jul 29th, 2021

Highlighting the Latest in Glass and Metal Products By Jordan Scott The pandemic has put some aspects of life on hold during the past year, but it hasn’t stopped companies from innovating. COVID-19 hasn’t put a stop to trends such as increased energy efficiency, the desire for hurricane glazing or aesthetic façade solutions. Since most […]

Magnificent Metal

Jul 29th, 2021

Commercial Projects Stand Out With Metal Design Features By Jordan Scott Durability and support are just some of the features metal offers a façade. It can also be used to make a building stand out from others. Architects are designing buildings with metal tiles, panels and exoskeletons to do just that. Whether anodized or coated, […]

Spring 2021

Jul 29th, 2021

Features Magnificent Metal Whether designing new construction or renovating an existing building, metal façades can create a unique aesthetic that catches the eye. Check out some recent projects that take advantage of all metal has to offer. New to the Game Check out the latest in innovative glass and glazing products, from energy efficient solutions […]

Education and Resources Fall 2020

Jul 28th, 2021

Resources Vitro Introduces New Sample Kits, Live Chat Vitro Architectural Glass has released two Solarban Acuity glass sample kits. The Clarity Comparison Kit contains two 4- by 6-inch samples, enabling side-by-side comparison of any selected Solarban solar control, low-E coating on both clear and Acuity glass. Each 4- by 6-inch sample uses the coated and […]

Event Outlook Fall 2020

Jul 28th, 2021

At press time, all of the following events were scheduled to take place. However, these events are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis L = Live Event V =Virtual Event 2020 September 9-10 (V) GlassCon Global VE/Glass Expo VE Sponsored by Finishing Contractors Association International and USGlass magazine Virtual Event www.glassexpove.com September […]

News Analysis: VIG Fall 2020

Jul 28th, 2021

On The Benefits—and Drawbacks—of VIG Vacuum insulating glass (VIG) has been around for decades, yet it isn’t widely specified in the U.S. commercial market. While VIG has found a niche in historic retrofit applications as a result of its thin profile, light weight and energy efficiency, several factors are preventing architects from specifying the technology […]

New Products Focus Fall 2020

Jul 28th, 2021

Glass AGC Has Purevision AGC Glass Co. North America now offers Purevision, the latest entry in its family of low-iron glass substrates. With a reduced iron level, Purevision provides a clean, nearly colorless, consistent appearance. Th e glass also delivers a natural color rendering so surroundings appear as they should be seen, according to the […]

In the Know Fall 2020

Jul 28th, 2021

Designing Protection: Security Glazing Considerations Security glazing is seeing increasing use in the U.S. amid recent events. However, there are several different applications in which protection is necessary and it can be confusing to determine the appropriate level of protection required for each type. Ron Hull, marketing manager for the Americas for Kuraray America of […]

Field Notes Fall 2020

Jul 28th, 2021

Not as Simple as It Appears By Chuck Knickerbocker As appealing as recessing perimeter window/curtainwall details may appear on paper, I’d like to appeal to the architects out there to reconsider detailing of this nature for a number of, what I hope you’ll find to be, very legitimate reasons. This is especially true when the […]

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