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…

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…

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…

Security and Detention Windows

Security and Detention Windows Perhaps not an automatic first choice for many, reliable and robust glass block is among the best options for security and detention windows. Virtually impenetrable, glass block windows offer many practical advantages over other materials, SEVES solid glass block with steel frame and grid is the right choice for applications that…

Daylighting

Daylighting: The Future of Architecture Daylighting design strategies pertain to managing the admittance of natural light in the form of direct or diffused sunlight into a home or building. With the strategic use of skylights, windows, and glass block, artificial lighting requirements can be reduced without compromising heating and cooling capability. Scientists and sociologists have…