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Considerations When Building with Glass

When thinking of some of the world’s most dramatic and visually-breathtaking buildings, they most likely involve large expanses of glass. Using large, dramatic panels of insulated glass is one of today’s most popular design trends. Aesthetically, glass looks good. It’s also economical and energy efficient. Not to mention, it’s been proven that the natural daylight glass lets in just makes people feel better.

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Top Design Considerations

Glass has become one of the most popular and complex building materials used today by offering virtually unlimited aesthetic options, in addition to outstanding performance. However, designing with glass does require special considerations, especially during the selection and specification process. The following provides an overview on the main points of glass building construction, with additional information and videos on specific topics in the Education Center and in-depth technical information available at vitroglazings.com.

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The first insulating glass units were developed in 1945 for the Pullman Car Company in Butler, PA.

 

A standard float tank can produce glass 24 hours/7 days a week for up to 15 years before it needs to be rebuilt.