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December 02, 2020 | BD+C Editors

Viracon's Thermal Spacer and YKK's YWW 50 TU Thermally Broken Window Wall are among the 7 new g...

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SuperClear 45-HS-LI in GPX Architectural Series Frames (pictured above) enables natural light to flow from the outside, through the lounge and into the corridor.

| November 12, 2020 | SAFTI FIRST
Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass has been used for glass replacement projects at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater for the past several decades. 
Photography courtesy of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
For Calgary Central Library, Snøhetta architects studied how daylight affects interiors, eventually specifying triple-pane insulating glass units (IGUs) witha variety of
Starphire® and Solarban® glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass.
Photography by Michael Grimm
| September 29, 2020 | VITRO ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

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Buildings are places which should promote the health, welfare and productivity of the people wh...

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SuperClear 45-HS-LI offers superior optical clarity, performance & safety at a fraction of the price of ceramics.

| July 16, 2020 |

"Revolutional, affordable, USA made Fire Rated Glazing for all fire protective areas makes cera...

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A glass-enclosed bridge featuring ultra-transparent Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass provides access to 6,000 square-feet of lounge, meeting and student-activity space.

| July 14, 2020 | Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro UCSD Jacobs Medical Center

At UCSD Jacobs Medical Center, a point-fixed structural glass façade—fabricated with Solarban® 70 glass on Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass by Vitro Glass—reinforces patient-centered care.

| June 09, 2020 | Vitro Architectural Glass

Jacobs Medical Center is distinguished by a gleaming, point-fixed structural glass façade.

Vitro Architectural Glass releases guide on decontaminating glass surfaces

Photo courtesy Vitro Architectural Glass


May 08, 2020 | Vitro Architectural Glass

The five-page technical document offers methods for cleaning and sanitizing glass surfaces. ...

Using clear, 2-hour, ASTM E-119 rated fire resistive butt-glazed walls allow Ortega’s mural, located in an exit stairwell, to be enjoyed by visitors and patrons on multiple floors.


| February 14, 2020 | SAFTI FIRST
101 Top Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...

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Top Glass and Glazing Products for 2019 101 Top Products Building Design+Construction
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

SageGlass's Harmony dynamic glass and Vitro Architectural Glass's Acuity low-iron glass are among...

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| September 06, 2019 | Vitro Architectural Glass

181 Fremont was engineered for performance, including a unitized curtainwall featuring Solarb...

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Shadow box design: To vent or not to vent

Photo courtesy Perkins+Will


July 08, 2019 | Mark Walsh, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, Principal, Technical Director, Perkins+Will

A curtain wall shadow box is a spandrel assembly consisting of vision glass at the building exter...

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Wanderwall, North Carolina 2019 design innovation report: Super labs, dream cabins, office boardwalks, façades as art

Wanderwall is one of the largest public art pieces in North Carolina. Designed by Marc Fornes/Theverymany, it reimagines an exterior wall of the Stonewell Station parking garage along Interstate 277 in Charlotte (more below). Photo: NAARO


June 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

9 projects that push the limits of architectural design, space planning, and material innovation....

Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina included dynamic glass when it expanded its Terminal A. Image: Courtesy of View

June 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This sector accounts for one-fifth of View Glass’ portfolio.

February 07, 2019 | Kate Scurlock

We’ve all seen it. A dead bird laying on the sidewalk next to a building.  Or, maybe we’ve heard...

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Revolutionary, Fully Hose Stream Tested, Optically Clear, Low-cost, 45 Minute Fire Rated Glass Product For All Applications

SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI can be used in 45 minute doors up to a maximum clear view area of 3,288 sq. in. (33 in. x 99-5/8 in.) and in 45 minute sidelites, transoms and openings up to a maximum clear view area of 3,880 sq. in. (42-3/4 in. x 90-3/4 in.).

January 08, 2019 | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST’s new SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI are approved for glazing in all 45 min...

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©Stéphane Brügger Photography

| January 03, 2019 |

A new Montreal icon features glass in contrasting shades for optimal aesthetic appeal.

| December 20, 2018 |

Tinted glass helps to regulate a building’s temperature as it is designed to absorb energy from t...

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| December 13, 2018 |

Store frontage is integral to showcasing what’s inside and, more importantly, who is inside.

SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

SAFTI FIRST management and R&D team after successful testing of a revolutionary new product earlier this year.

| November 26, 2018 |

I refused to believe that wire glass, which has been used in the US for over 100 years, was the o...

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| October 23, 2018 | Vitro

A 'patient first' approach was the inspiration for the hospital’s design.

| August 28, 2018 |

It is crucial to consider how glass, as beautiful as it may be, will improve the energy efficienc...

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August 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AAMA publication describes proper guidelines and glazing procedures for structural glazing.

| June 28, 2018 |

A product like LUXCLEAR® Protect, an anti-corrosion glass from AGC Glass North America,...

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Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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Photo: Olivia Nass

| June 07, 2018 | Safti First

University of Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Hall’s east and west wings are now linked by...

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