Best in Glass  
Industry to Show off its Newest and  
Brightest at Architecture Conference  
he city of Orlando hosted more than 60 million tourists in each of the last two years, many of whom  
visit the area to take in its world famous circuit of amusement parks.  
This year, the architecture, construction and building products community will be flocking to the  
city in droves for its own theme park of sorts—the American Institute of Architects’ AIA Conference on  
Architecture 2017. The event is slated for April 27-29 at the Orange County Convention Center.  
Among nearly 800 exhibitors on the AIA Show floor will be many glass and glazing industry compa-  
nies, covering everything from glass manufacturing and coatings to glazing systems and sealants. Here’s  
some of what to expect at this year’s show:  
Booth #3463 —  
A glass wall  
decorated with  
painted glass,  
tinted glass and  
patterned bird-safe  
glass by Vitro Glass  
alliance partner  
Good Selection  
AGC Glass North America will showcase its  
new Energy Select 23 glass. Energy Select 23 is a  
solar control low-E glass with a triple-silver coat-  
ing on a clear substrate. It is designed to deliver  
a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23,  
with a high visible light transmission (VLT) of 50  
percent. The glass is ideal for the hotter southern-  
most climate regions.  
Walker Glass will also be shown.  
AGC will also debut Luxclear Protect, the com- Booth #2349 — Education Station  
pany’s new anti-corrosion glass. This new coating  
technology is primarily used for shower enclosures  
to keep the glass looking clean and clear longer.  
Booth #3737 — Going Big  
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass)  
will display two extra-large insulating glass units  
(IGUs), a glass wall and multiple large panels of  
glass to showcase its products and expanded tech-  
nical, service and production capabilities.  
The booth will house a pair of 55- by 32-inch  
IGUs fabricated with Solarban 90 solar control,  
low-E glass on clear and Starphire Ultra-Clear  
glass substrates. Formulated with the industry’s  
first quad-silver coating, Solarban 90 glass com-  
bines robust solar control with high VLT, accord-  
ing to the company.  
Guardian Glass is introducing its “Solutions  
Hub” at AIA, where visitors can drop in for an  
on-the-spot consultation or participate in a series  
of five-minute talks. Topics that will be covered in  
the program include commercial interiors, the use  
of glass to achieve a design vision, meeting perfor-  
mance criteria and laminated glass options.  
Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal  
The manufacturer’s full range of SunGuard  
glass products and services, as well as its InGlass  
interior glass products, will also be on display.  
sion, ballistic and fire protection to high occupan-  
cy buildings such as schools and hospitals.  
SafeGuard was tested to unique criteria more  
rigorous than standard accidental-impact protec-  
tion tests under CPSC16CFR Part 1201, according  
to the company. During bullet-resistance tests,  
SafeGuard glazing did not shatter and reduced the  
speed of bullets.  
metal panels  
Booth #1843  
A Higher  
Additionally, Keralite SafeGuard protects build-  
ing occupants from smoke and toxic gasses in case  
of fire for up to three hours.  
seven new  
Highline wall  
in 12- or 16-inch widths and in 45 PAC-CLAD  
colors—will be displayed.  
The profiles are part of Petersen’s Precision  
Series and feature 1 /  
Booth #1203 — Close the Curtain  
EFCO is introducing its 4500 Series product,  
which gives the look of curtainwall with the ease  
of a window system install, according to the com-  
pany. The system offers a single infill plane for  
both vision and spandrel areas of a building while  
-inch panel depth, which  
creates deep shadow lines and dramatic building  
exteriors, according to the company. The Highline delivering the cost savings of a slab-to-slab framing  
wall panels showcase a variety of rib patterns and  
allow for mix-and-match capabilities.  
The 4500 series can be installed from the inside  
Options include a through-fastened panel or  
a clip-fastened panel to accommodate expansion  
and contraction. Highline panels are available  
in .032, .040 and .050 aluminum, or 24 and 22  
gauge steel.  
of the building into a subframe system as an alter-  
native to exterior-hung curtainwall products.  
Booth #3725 — On Vinyl  
Quanex Building Products  
will showcase its operable  
thermal barriers  
PVC AW-rated system Mikron  
C3-11300. This vinyl system  
meets the needs of mid- and  
Booth #1437 — Freeze Frame  
Azon is showcasing its mechanical  
lock profile (MLP) technology for  
aluminum framing and Azo-Core  
system for commercial window, door,  
storefront and curtainwall.  
high-rise commercial buildings  
with an optimal mix of strength,  
energy performance and aesthet-  
ics, according to the company.  
It is ideal for both new construction and replace-  
ment projects.  
The company will also demonstrate Super  
Spacer TriSeal, ideal for commercial insulating  
glass that needs silicone structural glazing.  
In celebrating its 40th anniver-  
sary, the company will discuss with  
architects its turn-key thermal barrier  
solutions combining energy efficien-  
cy and high shear strength, which are ideal for  
aluminum fenestration products used in the most  
demanding climates and conditions, according  
to Azon. Its products use the pour-and-debridge  
Booth # 3103 — Window to Wall  
The YHW 60TU window wall system from  
YKK AP is designed for inside glazing or pre-glaz-  
ing in mixed-use commercial buildings. Now hur-  
ricane-resistant, this product is compatible with  
tilt wall and pre-cast building solutions, without  
sacrificing cost advantage and efficient installa-  
protective glazing  
Booth #2823 —  
Stay Safe  
Keralite SafeGuard, a tion, according to the company.  
new security and safety  
glazing system, will be  
on display at Vetrotech  
Saint-Gobain’s booth.  
The protective glazing  
solution provides intru-  
Providing impact and non-impact solutions,  
this system also incorporates ThermaBond Plus  
thermal break technology for energy performance.  
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glass flooring  
glazing systems  
Booth #3135 –  
Booth #1663 — Multi-Tasking  
Kawneer will showcase how  
its products and systems can  
be applied in a variety of build-  
ing sectors to address thermal  
performance, energy efficiency,  
hurricane resistance, blast mit-  
igation, natural daylight and  
LEED compliance. Displays  
will include high-performing  
windows that ventilate schools  
naturally, window walls for mul-  
The Sky is  
the Limit  
Circle Redmont  
Inc. will highlight  
its structural glass  
panel systems for  
walkable skylights,  
sky bridges, vault lights, stair treads, landings and  
other glass flooring projects.  
The company configures its glass panel systems  
to carry the specified loads required. The panels  
are available in common and custom sizes, and the tifamily buildings, curtainwalls  
company offers a standard anti-slip on the glass  
top surface as well as custom anti-slip patterns.  
that enhance daylight in offices  
and entrances that keep facilities secure.  
Other highlights include a Reynobond architec-  
tural panel display showcasing an array of innova-  
tive exterior/interior cladding design solutions.  
Booth #1980 — All Hands on Deck  
Everything glass floor” will be the theme at  
Glass Flooring Systems Inc.’s booth. The company  
manufactures thermally broken walkable skylights, sealants  
interior glass floor systems, glass stair treads and  
components. Its new fully structural glass deck sys-  
tem will also be featured.  
Booth #3403 — Strong Bond  
A range of Dow  
Corning’s solutions for  
The company will discuss its capabilities in  
U-value performance and air/water infiltration  
testing. It also provides Florida hurricane impact  
testing for products such as its SkyFloor FA-TB  
construction challenges will  
be on display. One of these  
products is its Transparent  
Silicone Structural Adhesive  
-by-4, which will be on display.  
SkyFloor FA-TB 4x4 on display.  
(TSSA), designed to negate  
the need to drill and bolt  
through glass facades.  
TSSA is a bonding  
coatings and finishes  
option for clear, point-fixed glass facades that elim-  
inates the potential for gas leakage and thermal  
bridging, according to the company. It is suitable  
for facades, glass walls and interior decorative  
Booth #2423 — Put on a Coat  
At the AIA show, PPG is celebrating the 50th  
anniversary of Duranar polyvinylidene fluoride  
(PVDF) coatings. Over time, advances of Duranar  
have included the addition of metallic and mica  
flake for expanded appearance options; the incor-  
Dow Corning will also showcase its rapid-cure  
Dow Corning 121 structural glazing sealant.  
poration of Ultra-Cool infrared-reflective  
to reduce building-cooling loads; and the devel-  
opment of ultra-low-VOC powder formulation  
decorative glass  
Booth #3774 – Tailor Made  
Galaxy Glass & Stone, a man-  
ufacturer of custom architectural  
decorative glass, will show its  
latest additions to its Endless  
Booth #2337 — A Versatile Solution  
UniQuad, a unitized translucent wall panel  
system designed for high-performance building  
envelopes, will be on display at CPI Daylighting’s  
booth. The comprehensive system is fully tested  
and offers both optimal thermal performance and  
design versatility, according to the company.  
Interlayers collection. These  
products feature an earthy, neu-  
tral color palette combined with  
metallic accents and various textures, all of which  
are encapsulated within laminated glass.  
Galaxy’s custom laminated products can be cus-  
Panels are made up of an interior skin and exte- tomized for any application such as well cladding,  
rior skin, and each can be a different color.  
doors, partitions and sidelites. AGG  
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