ShowCase  
software  
Design on Demand  
software  
Building Blocks  
Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly  
PPG Glass) has added a new feature  
to the Vitro Glass “Construct” tool that  
enables users to generate three-part  
specifications in the Construction  
Specifiers Institute (CSI) format,which  
is the basis for all building construc-  
Lines, Crystal Light and Satin Mirror.  
Illusion Lines glass features a dou- tion documentation in North America.  
ble-sided pattern that is applied to Architects, glazing contractors and  
both sides of the glass. According to building professionals, who currently  
the company, this creates a permanent use the program to compare glazing  
Azon offers assistance to fenestra- scratch- and fingerprint-resistant de- configurations, will be able to gener-  
tion designers and manufacturers to sign. The product is ideal for a range ate industry-standard three-part CSI  
help them with product designs under of interior applications such as walls specifications, as long as they contain  
the AZO/Tec technical services. The and office partitions, table tops, doors 100-percent Vitro Glass products, ac-  
technical assistance process answers and door insets, railings and shower cording to the company.  
questions regarding the end use, size enclosures. The interplay of the dou-  
and structural requirements of the ble-sided pattern and the thickness of formance data for individual glazing  
window, door curtainwall or skylight the glass creates a sense of depth. configurations, including glass thick-  
The CSI specification contains per-  
assemblies, according to the company.  
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Crystal Light is translucent, ness, visible light transmittance (VLT),  
scratch-resistant and emits low glare, interior and exterior reflectance, win-  
making it ideal for marker boards. ter nighttime U-value, solar heat gain  
Likewise, Satin Mirror creates a soft coefficient (SHGC) and light-to-solar  
reflection with a surface that is mir- gain (LSG) ratio. It also lists descrip-  
decorative glass  
Double Vision  
General Glass International (GGI) ror-bright, yet produces the diffusion tions for the glass products used in  
has expanded its Satin line of etched effect of a satin finish.  
glass with three new products: Illusion yy➤ www.generalglass.com  
the glazing configuration, along with  
related certification standards, test-  
ing and compliance requirements and  
sourcing information, according to the  
company.  
The tool incorporates several other  
features such as password-free access to  
the Lawrence Berkeley National Library  
transportation  
Double the Efficiency  
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LBNL) International Glazing Database  
and the ability to customize reports ac-  
cording to user-defined criteria.  
yy➤ www.vitroglazings.com  
equipment  
Quality Inspection  
F. Barkow Inc.’s Next Ledge, a re-  
movable upper ledgeboard for an ex-  
Viprotron Quality Scanners inspect  
glass for defects such as bubbles, seeds  
and scratches, using up to three view-  
ing channels. According to the company,  
customer tests show that by using three  
channels,the company is able to see more  
in comparison to using one direct view.  
Scanners are available for insulating glass  
units (IGU) and laminated glass.  
yy➤ www.viprotron.de/en  
isting Barkow rack, is a second-generation ledge designed to transport additional  
glass to double the rack’s capacity. It’s made of stainless steel and can safely  
carry 400 pounds when using the required two ledges, according to the company.  
The ledge hooks directly onto the company’s high-tensile steel, aluminum  
or stainless-steel load-holding slats for installation and removal. Each 4-inch  
usable ledge is equipped with neoprene pads to protect glass and Velcro fas-  
tening for added safety while transporting glass.  
yy➤ www.barkow.com  
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