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Pushing Change: Minimizing Noise Through Glass Innovations

A year into a pandemic that shifted life from being “anywhere but home” to “nowhere but home,” it’s hard to remember just how active and loud society was. The world for the past year has been quiet, but life is … Continue reading

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Jumbo Glass Requires Innovative Seismic Solutions

Modern structural glass facades are incorporating larger glass panels and less hardware than ever before. While the aesthetic creates maximum transparency, it does present a design challenge when it comes to accommodating for seismic drift. Richard Kaire and David Dunham, … Continue reading

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Does Glass Die? World Congress Presentation Focuses on End-of-Life Challenges

Sustainability is a major focus for many when designing glazing systems and building facades. However, end-of-life reclamation isn’t always considered. In a Facade Tectonics Institute’s 2020 World Congress presentation titled, “End-of-Life Challenges in Facade Design: A Disassembly Framework for Assessing … Continue reading

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World Congress, Week Two, Focuses on Mock-ups, Timber Curtainwall

The Facade Tectonics Institute’s (FTI) 2020 World Congress continued this week with paper presentations on a range of topics including lab testing of glazing system mock-ups and challenges for mass timber curtainwall systems. Timber Curtainwall David Barber, principal for Arup, … Continue reading

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Virtual Façade Tectonics 2020 World Congress Begins with Glassy Focus

The Facade Tectonics Institute’s 2020 World Congress began this week with paper presentations from glass industry experts from around the world. Paper presentations are split into different topic groupings. In the European Façade Network: Safety and Structure group, professor Jens … Continue reading

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