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Hurricane Window Installation To Protect Your Home and Business

Getting Your Windows Ready for the Hurricane Season We can help you. We’ve been in the glass block industry for over 30 years. For more information on our Hurricane Windows: GBA Hurricane-Resistant Windows One of the most significant preparations you can have for a hurricane is your windows. The frustrating part of hurricanes is the…

Adding Glass Block to the Fort Worth Skyline (Pioneer Tower)

Pioneer Tower We see a wide variety of glass block projects. We’ll often have projects where we install sets of glass block windows that not only enhance the fashion of a building, but also the safety. We renovate sidewalk vault panels to install LED lighting underneath, providing pedestrians with a beautiful lighting to walk on.…

Composite Glass Panels

Composite Concrete and Cast Iron Panels Vault Lights: The Beginning Invented in 1845 by Thaddeus Hyatt, vault lights were initially used on ship decks to provide light below without using hazardous open flame-producing instruments. These durable glass features were later mounted in concrete or cast iron panels and installed in city sidewalks to admit light…

Zero Lot Line Construction

Zero Lot Lines What is a Zero Lot Line House? A zero lot line house is a piece of residential property where the house comes up or very near to the edge of the property line. Zero lot lines typically contain one side yard, whereas traditional houses include two side yards – one on either…

6 Ways to Use Architectural Glass Outdoors

Incorporating Glass Block + Structural Glass Outdoors As summertime quickly approaches, home and building owners are beginning to tackle the outdoor projects that they have been planning throughout the colder winter months. Whether it’s a small balcony or a large backyard, enhanced outdoor spaces encourage time spent outdoors can provide a number of personal and…

Sustainable Architecture

Glass & Sustainable Architecture Last year was the fourth hottest year on record, according to NASA and NOAA. Although our planet’s climate has been changing throughout geological time, the warmest average temperatures have been recorded in the last five years. The recent effects of climate change have been well documented. Extreme weather events, like the…

Vault Light Restoration

Vault Light Restoration When walking along the streets of any major metropolitan city around the world, you may notice small glass “bumps” that are slightly raised above the sidewalk. In other cities, you might also notice some purple-hued glass squares that are flush with the concrete. These historic elements are known as vault lights, and…

Glass Block In Transportation

Bringing Beauty and Durability to Transportation Stations A study from the American Public Transportation Association reports that public transportation ridership has increased by 30% in recent years. Whether on a train, bus or ferry, Americans took 2.5 billion trips on public transportation in the third quarter of 2018 alone. Transportation stations accommodate a high volume…