Volume 26, Issue 3 - May/June2012

Education and Resources


PPG Takes Architectural Binder Online
PPG Industries announced that its architectural glass binder is now available in a digital, downloadable format. In addition to data sheets, product catalogs and performance data for its products, the online binder contains technical documents, details for thermal stress and wind load analyses and complete product specifications.

According to the company, the binder is a gateway to its array of electronic specification tools such as the architectural glass configurator, architectural glass performance calculator and a searchable project library tool containing hundreds of product application photos. Sourcing information for PPG Certified Fabricator Program participants, downloadable white papers and dozens of building profiles are featured as well. Additionally, architects can use the binder to learn about PPG architectural coatings such as Duranar, Coraflon and PPG Pittsburgh Paints.

Walker Glass Releases Anti-Slip, Acid-Etched Glass White Paper
Walker Glass has published a new white paper about anti-slip, acid-etched glass titled “What Specifiers Should Know About Acid-etched Glass for Walkways.”

According to the company, the white paper offers beneficial information for architects, designers and structural engineers on the properties of anti-slip acid-etched glass. The white paper discusses issues such as surface finish consistency, surface hardness, durability, and strength of the anti-slip glass, all of which are critical in creating the desired design and appropriately assessing constructability, according to the company.

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 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 from you!


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