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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…

Glass Block in Kennels, Vet Offices & Shelters

Glass Block is Ideal for Kennels, Veterinarian Offices, and Shelters As the use of glass block and brick expands throughout the world, primarily due to the beauty and functionality, one segment is employing glass block for additional reasons besides aesthetics and easy maintenance. Veterinarians, kennel managers, and shelter supervisors have found that glass block construction…

Vault Lights

The Resurgence of Vault Lights Have you ever wondered what those little glass insertions in sidewalks of major metropolitan cities were? In many cases, those glass pieces were flush with the sidewalk or sometimes seemed like slightly raised glass “bumps.” In either situation, those were inserted into the pavement to permit sunlight into spaces beneath…

Glass Block is Making a Comeback in the Architectural World

Glass Block is Making a Comeback in the Architectural World Glass block has progressed beyond the simple, functional applications of past decades to become a chic, elegant, and energy efficient architectural feature for many interiors and exteriors. Designers and architects are discovering creative new ways to capitalize on glass block’s light filtering qualities, durability, and…

How To Prepare For A Tornado

How to Prepare for a Tornado A tornado may occur anywhere at any time although some areas of the country are more prone than others. Tornadoes commonly occur in the central high plains of the United States to many eastern states from Colorado to Ohio and Georgia. Incredibly destructive storms have leveled buildings and towns…