What are my size limitations for the glass or opening?
To determine the largest glass size possible for an interior application, consider building logistics, codes and product type. Building logistics, such as the size of the freight elevator, often present the biggest limiting factor for glass sizes in interior applications. "[Our systems] can accommodate a glass panel that weighs up to almost 400 pounds. However, the issue is how you're going to get it into the building. The size of the glass is determined by logistics, not by the [glazing] systems, (...)
How do I achieve the best acoustical performance?
The right interior glass systems can achieve sound transmission levels suited to even more sensitive environments, such as law offices. "There are a tremendous amount of products that can provide soundproofing," Thurman says. "There are laminated glass products and products that are separated by an airspace, for example."(...)
What new glass options are available?
"The most common question I get is, 'what's available in the market?'," Jaroff says. New interior glass products are continuously coming to market, offering an ever-growing number of options to designers. "With glass, we can laminate in fabrics, woods, meshes; we can print on interlayers, and embed lights into glass; and printing on glass is really starting to take off," (...)
What are my options for visual privacy?
Privacy is a top concern for owners and designers when dealing with interior glass, particularly when glass is being used in place of more traditional walls. Owners and designers want to capture the lighting benefits of glass, "but limit the sense that occupants are in a fish bowl,"(...)