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Will these four future materials change construction?

Architects and engineers have always created new and innovative ways of building stronger, taller, and more beautiful structures, using leading-edge materials such as glass curtain walls and earthquake-proof foundations. Now, in 2017, what construction technologies are in the pipeline? Will... View Article
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Protecting cities against fire with advanced glazing

Daylight-flooded spaces command a premium from tenants, but in the densest urban areas – where buildings are very tightly packed – it can be difficult to achieve. Not least because of the need to protect against the spread of fire.... View Article

How to incorporate glass into your staircase

Glass continues to be a popular material within architectural and interior design. Glass staircases offer a stylish solution while increasing the presence of light creating the idea of a larger space. There are many ways glass can be incorporated into... View Article

Warwick Hall keeps on winning!

The award-winning new build, St. John the Baptist Church in Burford, Oxfordshire undertook a bold new redevelopment project at the adjacent Grade II listed Warwick Hall to provide a modern community facility. A facility in which is dependent on their... View Article

Ellipse: Arquitectonica’s first Jersey City project

Named for its oval form, Ellipse stands apart from its contemporaries along the Jersey City waterfront with a distinctive elliptical shape and glass façade. Drawing inspiration from its idyllic location on the Hudson River, Arquitectonica designed the building to maximize... View Article
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Intumescent glazing seals

Mann McGowan manufactures a comprehensive range of glazing seals for fire resistance for timber and steel systems. In the event of a fire, the intumescent swells to form a seal within the glazing pocket and also reduces the risk of premature... View Article
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Pilkington Planar™ entices readers to one of USA’s busiest libraries

Project: Elmhurst Public Library, Queens, New York Client: The Queens Library Network Architect: Marpillero Pollak Glazing installer: W&W Glass, LLC Main contractor: Stalco Construction The fundamental role of glass in the built environment is to allow light into spaces while keeping the elements out. But it... View Article
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GGF President highlights positive changes

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is looking forward to a very positive future, despite some media speculation of internal disruption as the organisation undergoes a transitional period. John Agnew, GGF President issued the following statement to reassure GGF Members... View Article
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GGF Lifetime Achievement Award

To continue its 40-year celebration, the GGF is delighted to announce the launch of “The GGF Lifetime Achievement Award.” This award will be presented at the G17 Awards Gala Dinner on 17th November at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to... View Article
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GGF announces changes to senior management team

Following the recent departures from the Helix Group its parent company, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the interim replacements to ensure clients of the GGF’s subsidiary companies can look forward to a smooth transition and... View Article

Nature: 3D-Printing of Glass Now Possible

New Procedure Allows Complex Forms of Glass to Be Made by 3D-Printing Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at the KIT for the first time allows also glass... View Article
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