Down to Business  
No Glass Shortage in Atlanta as Industry Gathers for Show  
Get Educated  
Guardian Glass – Booth #1123  
he annual GlassBuild America exhibition  
returns to Atlanta this year with another full  
slate of glass and metal exhibitors showcasing  
their latest developments.  
In addition to its full line of coated glass for  
commercial, residential and interior applications,  
including Guardian UltraClear low-iron glass,  
Guardian Glass will present its Glass Solutions  
Hub.  
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This year, companies are emphasizing their  
educational resources while demonstrating  
how new glazing innovations are helping meet  
the evolving needs of architects and designers.  
Here’s some of what to expect at this year’s  
event, to be held September 12-14 at the  
Georgia World Congress Center:  
At the hub, attendees can get an on-the-spot  
consultation or learn about glass trends and  
in-demand solutions during five-minute talks  
from company experts on topics such as: examin-  
ing the capabilities and considerations of jumbo  
glass; selecting the right glass and coating for the  
design vision; and choosing the right glass perfor-  
mance for occupancy comfort, energy savings and  
LEED qualifications.  
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Material Transparency  
Vitro Architectural Glass – Booth #2727  
Vitro, formerly PPG Glass,  
GlassBuild  
Schedule at a Glance  
Exhibit Hall Days and Hours  
will showcase two product-spe-  
cific Environmental Product  
Declarations (EPDs), two new  
residential glass products and its  
rebranded suite of online glass  
specification tools.  
Tuesday, September 12  
The EPDs, which cover flat  
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
glass and processed glass prod-  
ucts, enable building projects to  
earn up to two LEED v4 Materials  
and Resources points under the  
Wednesday, September 13  
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
Optimization” category.  
Building Product Disclosure and  
Thursday, September 14  
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  
Vitro also will display Sungate  
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60 and Solarban 90 glasses. Sungate  
60 glass is a clear passive low-E glass  
that enables window manufacturers to achieve  
Equivalent Energy Performance Values” for resi-  
dential insulating glass units (IGUs) in the Energy  
Star 6.0 certification standard. Solarban 90 glass is  
based on proprietary multi-silver coating technolo-  
gy, and is ideal for applications requiring a neutral  
glass appearance, reduced infrared transmittance  
and high levels of visible light transmittance.  
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www.vitroglazings.com  
Walking on Glass  
Glass Flooring Systems  
Booth #2619  
Glass Flooring Systems will  
feature its thermally broken  
walkable skylights, which the  
company says are the only  
products of their kind to  
be certified by the National  
Fenestration Ratings Council  
and recognized by Energy  
Star.  
The company also manu-  
factures interior glass floor  
systems, glass stair treads and  
components. Discussions  
with attendees will include  
its capabilities in U-value per-  
formance and air and water  
infiltration testing.  
Glass Flooring Systems provides Florida hurri-  
cane impact testing on its SkyFloor FA-TB four-  
by-four-foot product, which will be on display, in  
addition to stair treads and a fully structural glass  
deck system.  
Topics include exploring glass solutions for  
hot climates and laminated glass options for  
buildings in the South; understanding the glass  
possibilities that enhance well-being, privacy  
and interior design; and simplifying the glass  
specification process.  
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www.guardianglass.com  
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Other Upcoming Events  
Business  
October 3–6, 2017  
Vitrum 2017  
Organized by GIMAV  
Fiera Milano  
May 10–11, 2018  
Glass TEXpo™ ’18  
continued  
from page 19  
Co-sponsored by the Texas Glass Association,  
USGlass magazine and USGNN.com™  
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel  
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center  
San Antonio  
Milan, Italy  
More info:  
www.vitrum-milano.com  
For a full  
slate of  
More info: www.usglassmag.com/texpo  
Glassbuild  
exhibitor  
previews,  
check out the  
September  
issue of  
October 18–20, 2017  
Metalcon 2017  
Organized by Metalcon  
Las Vegas Convention Center  
Las Vegas  
May 31–June 1, 2018  
Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ 2018  
Sponsored by the Washington Glass Association,  
USGlass and Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal  
magazines  
More info: www.metalcon.com  
USGlass  
magazine.  
Hyatt Regency Bellevue  
Bellevue, Wash.  
More info: www.usglassmag.com/gepn  
November 8–10, 2017  
Greenbuild Conference  
&
Expo 2017  
Organized by USGBC  
Boston Convention &  
Exhibition Center  
Boston  
June 21–23, 2018  
AIA Conference on Architecture  
Organized by AIA  
Javits Center  
More info:  
New York  
www.greenbuildexpo.org  
More info: www.conferenceonarchitecture.com  
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Phone: (862) 701-5320  
glassflooringsystems.com  
Dow-n to a Science  
Dow Corning – Booth #2813  
Dow High Performance Building will  
showcase its 2400 Silicone Assembly  
Sealant. According to the company, the  
sealant provides a combination of fast  
green strength, high tensile-strength val-  
ues and optimal creep resistance.  
The product is a one-part, 100-per-  
cent silicone moisture-reactive hot-melt  
sealant that can help design and produc-  
tion engineers address assembly chal-  
lenges and enhance design freedom.  
Designed for both standard and  
We are the first manufacturer to provide a complete structural system for your  
walkable skylight, glass deck and glass flooring projects. Our systems are  
self-supporting and are available in standard units, as well as custom sizes. We  
offer a variety of standard anti-slip walk on surfaces in addition to custom cast  
or organic textures. Glass Flooring Systems Inc. provides an extremely cost  
effective solution for a feature which is often value engineered out of a project.  
FEATURES  
Fully independent structural framing  
6063-T6 extruded aluminum construction  
impact glazing, 2400 Silicone Assembly  
Sealant has been successfully used in  
high-velocity hurricane zone designs and  
can be applied in window assemblies  
requiring forced-entry resistance.  
Thermally broken frames Stepped design frame Standard & custom sizes  
Pre-engineered system Snap-on setting blocks Various tested anti-slip surfaces  
Integrated LED lighting (optional) U-Value tested Hurricane impact tested  
Air and water infiltration tested  
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www.dowcorning.com  
Walkable skylights  
Structural glass floor slabs  
Glass decks  
Stair treads  
Landings  
Winner of the USGlass readerʼs choice award,  
Home of the patented  
most significant new glass flooring product”  
SEE US AT THE GLASSBUILD SHOW  
Stand up to Pressure  
to an 8 by 10 feet configuration with  
transom to 12 feet, it is can come pan-  
ic-equipped on single doors.  
K2 Summit water-resistant doors fea-  
ture hurricane-resistant design pressures  
(+60/-100) in water-rated configuration,  
an ADA-compliant threshold, and meet  
NOA/FBC approvals with water rating  
of nine pounds.  
Aldora — Booth #2600  
Aldora’s K2 Summit water-resis-  
tant ADA door is designed to fulfill  
the need for a high-design-pressure,  
impact-resistant door that meets water  
requirements with an ADA thresh-  
old. It does not require ramps and is  
delivered assembled, ready for instal-  
lation. Available in oversized pairs up  
¨www.aldora-architectural.com AGG  
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