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The Process of Innovation

It is a curious thing when discussions on building facades can translate to personal growth. Innovations aren’t considered successful from conception through creation just for being new and state-of-the-art.  For something to be innovative, it has to have overcome obstacles. … Continue reading

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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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Why Construction Safety Week Is Every Week

Construction Safety Week is this week, and while safety should be the number one priority on any jobsite year round, this week gives glaziers and glazing contractors an opportunity to come together and recommit to jobsite safety. However, many glazing … 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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