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…

Glass Block In Offices

The Advantages of Letting the Light Shine Through in Offices As the demands of business change, so do office building designs. Decades ago, companies virtually “corralled” their office workers into cubicles and offices with opaque walls to deter interruption and distraction. In recent years, the pendulum swung toward “open office” designs meant to encourage teamwork…

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…

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,…

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…