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Fire Rated Glass Block

The Safety and Durability of Fire Rated Glass Block Attractive, durable, energy-efficient, and capable of opening up dead and dark spaces, fire rated glass block is endowed with inherent fire-resistant properties. In many fire-safe buildings, fire rated glass block structural components furnish an additional level of safety that wood and drywall cannot. Whether for interior…

5 Myths About Structural Glass Floors

Modern materials that once seemed unfeasible for particular purposes are commonplace now. Modern airplanes like the Boeing 787 are built mainly of carbon fiber rather than metals. Automobiles consist of a high percentage of plastics and glass fibers due to their strength and structural rigidity. Paradigm shifts are taking place in the architecture and construction…

Glass Block Windows vs Regular Windows

Impact Resistant Glass Block Windows Vs. Regular Windows Windows are an essential part of any structure where people live or work. Natural light gives occupants a view of the outside while protecting them from the wind, rain, and other undesirable elements. As we know, regular glass windows are fragile. Ordinary glass can easily break or…

Safety Storm Shelters

Protect Yourself and Others with Quality Safety Storm Shelters The severity of hurricanes and tornadoes in North America in recent years seems to have increased. Although storms vary in number, size, and intensity, continuing construction is occupying more land surface and raising the likelihood of a direct hit on a portion of the population. According…

Glass Block Rainscreens

Glass Block, The Ideal Rainscreen As a building material, glass block is durable, sustainable, fireproof, and an excellent insulator. The material’s transparent nature offers superior energy efficiency while admitting light and muffling most of the sound from outside. By itself, as the primary cladding for new construction, glass block’s beauty and functionality have contributed to…

History of Glass Block

A History of Glass Block Glass is one of man’s most important and lasting inventions. During the history of glass block, this essential material in its many forms has been reimagined and adapted to uses ranging from dinnerware to packaging, biotechnology, fiber optics, and much, much more. Glass is a critical component in windows, doors,…

IBP Structural Glass Flooring

Create a Brighter Space with IBP Structural Glass Flooring Glass may look delicate, but IBP Structural Glass for walkways and stairs is rugged and durable, capable of handling weight and impact just as well as any other building material. The effect of glass walkways and stairs is both dramatic and elegant, allowing light into otherwise…

Safety and Security in Schools

Impact-Proof Glass for Greater Safety and Security in Schools As the debate over safety and security in schools continues and the search for solutions continues, school officials and construction engineers are looking for answers to reconfigure access, redesign interior floorplans, and introduce measures to protect students from armed intrusion. Since the Columbine attacks in Colorado…

How to Install Basement Glass Block Basement Windows

It is no secret that vandals tend to attempt to break into homes and businesses through basement windows. Usually, these are less conspicuous locations on the building, and the windows are at “ground level,” which makes them far more accessible to break and enter. Furthermore, owners may not notice a broken basement window has been…

Vet Offices & Shelters

Glass Block is Perfect for Veterinarian Offices and Shelters Glass block as a construction material has gained considerable interest from designers and architects in recent years. Used as an aesthetically pleasing cladding to create award-winning buildings around the world, architects and interior designers have found that glass block and glass brick offer many practical and…