are now available up to 47 1/
“Architects love clear views and as pany’s products are growing as well.
few frames as possible. This allows for “Nothing is stopping the size of the
5 /16 inches.
number of applications in which the
Having bigger sizes increases the that,” said Nass.
glass, except the [size of the] coater.”
Pleotint featured its Suntuitive ther-
mochromic glass, which tints based
Dynamic glass is also getting big- on heat from the sun. Marketing
glass can be used,”she said.“This pro- Dynamic Demands
vides versatility for taller projects.”
Increasing the size, she said, was a ger—and so is the amount of atten- manager Patrick Lentz explained that
huge challenge. tion it’s receiving, Helen Sanders, vice since thermochromic glass relies on
Having to modify everything took president of technical business devel- the sun, it doesn’t require electricity
time and investment,”she said, adding opment with SageGlass, said her com- and controls. The lack of sunlight in-
that while architects are interested in pany has seen a lot of traction when it side the hall, however, made it diff cult
features such as clarity, what they re- comes to LEED buildings.
to demonstrate. So the company got
ally like is the size.“Size is what it’s all
about,” she said.
“It can be diff cult to get the day- creative and gave out small samples
lighting credit because they also have of its glass, which attendees could dip
Aside from dimensions, glazing can to meet a glare target,” she said.“It can into warm water to show how the glass
also be used for increasingly large spans, be hard to have the right amount of tints depending on heat, as it would
resulting in more overall transparency. glass to be daylight suff cient without with the sun.
Safti First has introduced SuperLite having too much glare. Electrochromic
II-XLM, a f re-resistive multilaminate glass is good to help with that. Also, Old is Now New
that is available in butt-glazed assem- zoning [the tint] in electrochromic
Architects were also seeking historic
blies with a transparent joint for un- glass helps you balance the glare con- retrof t solutions.
obstructed, clear views. Tim Nass, vice trol with light.” For example, Graham Architectural
And responding to the overall glass Products displayed its steel replica
president of national sales, explained
that this new glass provides the option trend for larger and larger sizes, Sand- window, which mimics the sightlines
for architects to use narrow prof les.
ers said the dimensions for her com- of old steel windows on factories and
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | July 2016