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lass companies are doing their best to  
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resources to stay informed, and take the  
recommended Continuing Education  
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Resources  
How it’s Made  
A video on the Vitro Glass Education Center  
demonstrates how bent and laminated glasses are  
manufactured.  
The video, filmed at Standard Bent Glass in  
East Butler, Pa., presents in step-by-step fashion  
how finished flat glass is transformed into bent  
glass, from initial cutting and washing to shaping  
in the hearth, temperature and pressure treat-  
ment in the autoclave, and final quality check.  
The video also chronicles the parallel process  
for laminated glass, including application and  
sealing of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers  
between multiple lites of glass.  
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  
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Fully independent structural framing  
6063-T6 extruded aluminum construction  
There’s an App for That  
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  
The Viracon Product Guide, previously only  
available in print and PDF formats, is now  
offered as an interactive app for both Apple and  
Android tablet platforms from Viracon Glass.  
The comprehensive tool for architects provides  
an overview of the company’s fabrication capabil-  
ities and the architectural glass options available.  
It’s equipped with tap-to-zoom photography with  
Google map pins and project details and videos,  
as well as access to additional product and service  
resources from the company.  
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”  
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www.viracon.com  
VISIT US AT THE AIA CONVENTION  
Coming in Handy  
Glass manufacturer sedak released a new qual-  
ity handbook defining the manufacturing toler-  
ances for the visual assessment of its products.  
Aside from standards, regulations and data  
sheets mentioned in the handbook, order-specific  
tolerances are provided based on sedak’s current  
technical production capabilities. It give designers  
a concrete guideline with technical data such as  
dimensions, flatness, edge seal and visual char-  
acteristics. The handbook includes specifications  
for sedak’s entire product range, from basic glass  
to insulating.  
Continuing Education  
Course Title: The Principles of Glass Selection for Facades  
Provider: Guardian Industries  
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW Credit  
This course introduces the various glass options for commercial building  
facades. It will explore the aesthetic and performance differences in low-E coatings  
and explain how to customize glass through color, textures and patterns.  
By the end, they should be able to differentiate between types of safety glass,  
including traditional tempered and laminated glass, and appraise their uses based  
upon application.  
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www.guardian.com  
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