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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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World Congress Session Explores Opportunities for Combined Hurricane and Acoustical Performance

Safety, security and acoustic performance—all are benefits of laminated glass. But what happens when someone in hurricane-prone Miami, for example, in a busy high-rise neighborhood, wants glazing that combines sound control with the required hurricane performance? That’s somewhat of a … 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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