Education and Resources
New Online Tool Makes Glass Specification
The NSG Group has launched a new addition to its online tools designed
to help specifiers choose the right glass to meet their needs. The Interactive
Color Swatch tool enables users to see how different glass ranges would
appear installed as a building’s façade.
The tool shows a mocked-up cityscape, with various different building
types. Users can select from a range of Pilkington products to see how
they would appear on these different buildings. It also provides in-depth
technical data to aid accurate specification.
Other tools available include Pilkington Spectrum, a glass performance
model that allows users to calculate the key properties of Insulating
Glass Units (IGUs) online. It can provide information on light and solar
properties, U-values, sound insulation, ultra violet transmittance and
color rendering. It can model single glazing as well a double, triple
and quadruple glazed IGUs.
Also available online, the Pilkington sound simulator provides an accurate
representation of how much external sound is audible through different
glass ranges. It simulates the noise levels of various types of traffic
background noise, and allows users to compare the technical data and audible
performance of several glass ranges.
What’s Your Fav?
Do you have a favorite resource for glass information? Is there a tool
you use frequently for specifications and technical information? What
websites do you turn to again and again? We’d like to know! Let the Architects’
Guide to Glass & Metal know what glass-related tools and resources
you find most helpful. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
about the resources you need when it comes to glazing and we’ll share
the information right here in this section. We look forward to hearing
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