IGS is proud to bring you our latest issue: AUTUMN 2019.
This issue features a number of the world’s foremost figures in the architectural glass and facade engineering industries. From fascinating stories of their personal journeys culminating in some of the best known architectural practices in the world, detailed case studies of ambitious and complex projects that have recently been completed, to advanced technologies currently shaping the built environment, make no mistake, this issue is an absolute “must read”.
It so happens that our editorial contributors in this issue are of the female gender, power players in a global industry that has historically been heavily male dominated. Through our experience of putting this issue together, we have learned that the tide is certainly changing and these women are at the forefront of a revolution in design, technology, architecture and engineering. As Miriam White so brilliantly explains in her article beginning on page 34, “THIS IS A MANS WORLD…but it wouldn’t be nothing, without a woman engineering it”.
The magazine is opened by the powerful Professor Martha Thorne who acutely focuses our minds on the vital future of architectural education in an explosive, revealing, and exclusive interview.
See the contents list in its entirety right here…
Foreword: BREAKTHROUGH | Maria Jasiewicz of IGS
The “glass ceiling” has been ceremoniously smashed and the glass industry is now merit based. Read this gripping report.
The BIG Interview | Professor Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture & Design and Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
Martha Thorne tells us that Architecture is a service to humanity: An exclusive interview.
I have never been a man | Agnes Koltay, CEO of Koltay Facades
Agnes Koltay shares her story and experience of working in construction
This is a Man’s World | Miriam White, Managing Director BSW Land and Property
Miriam White explains that women engineers have always been essential
Sharing 30 years of experience | Head of Facades at Multiplex
Eilis McShane has worked with some class acts over the years, what she doesn’t know, might not be worth knowing.
Quality time with Birgit Horn | Global Head + Director of Glasstec Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
We learn what makes glasstec the FIRST date we put in our diaries every 2 years
From Windows to Façade displays | Astrid Piber, Partner at UNStudio
Astrid Piber says Facades for retail outlets have to satisfy more than just one brand
Permasteelisa’s Integrated Approach | Elena Zanette, Project Director at Permasteelisa
Elena Zanette reveals the secret formula behind the success of the mighty Permasteelisa Group
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium | Anna Wendt, Director at BuroHappold
Learn how the new generation of façades create identity, atmosphere and improves performance from this expose by Anna Wendt of Buro Happold
Embracing Technology | Rebecca Gabriel, Program Director at Arcadis
Rebecca Gabriel says adapt to future-tec or get steamrollered. “If you’re not part of the steamroller you’re part of the road”
Research driven design | Aulikki Sonntag, Team Leader Eng2/ Basel – Switzerland for Drees & Sommer
Aulikki Sonntag takes us into her confidence and explains what’s going on inside the science laboratories. Smart Living is the in thing.
Vibration of glass walkways | Chiara Bedon, Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at University of Trieste
An important study assessing the vibration comfort of pedestrian systems as explained by Chiara Bedon
Buildings borrow materials | Tugba Okcuoglu, Architect & Urbanist
Tugba Okcuoglu sets out the parameters for how the glass industry can benefit from the circular economy
Adhesives for blast scenarios | Viviana Nardini, Corporate Market Field Engineer Façade / Insulating Glass for SIKA
According to Viviana Nardini polyurethane technology offers new possibilities in terms of high strength gluing for glazing under extreme conditions
Spec the edge | Dr.Helen Sanders, Co-General Manager for Technoform North America
Dr.Helen Sanders makes clear why the U-factor is key in hot climates as well as cold climates
Analysing the status of glass | Emilie Develle, Technical Advisor for Guardian Glass
Emilie, Technical Advisor at Guardian Glass discusses the complexities of glass, a material used in abundance, but often misunderstood
Facades for Everyone | Becci Taylor, Associate Director at ARUP
An absorbing article by Becci Taylor of ARUP that says façade design shapes the future of our cities
Laminated glass comes of age | Valerie Block, Kuraray
Valerie Block was born into a glass laminating family. Like a lamp that shines in the darkness she can see where the industry is going. Pay attention when her lips move.
Durability of Silicone Structurally Glazed Facades Exposed to Extreme WIndload Conditions | Valerie Hayez, Dow
Valerie’s expertise are unsurpassed when it comes to facade engineering. Discover the technical design of facades that are subject to extreme conditions such as hurricanes and typhoons.
IGS is one of the leading magazines in the glass industry bringing you the latest news, technologies and developments in the architectural glass and facade design and construction fields. Our readers enjoy content from authentic leaders of the industry, featuring amazing architecture predominantly focused on glass, with exclusive content that is rarely obtainable elsewhere.
Although the magazine is based in London, it reaches an international audience with subscribers in over 145 countries. Our editorial team works with hundreds of practices in the five continents to deliver the best glass and architectural information from around the world, as soon as possible.
History and Philosophy
IGS has reflected the industry’s momentum over the past 16 years by publishing expert testimony on the central issues that really matter, provided by and often exclusively written for this publication by individuals spearheading technology in their field, the ones who really know. Our objective from the outset was to capture the industry’s sparkle and tap into the entrepreneurial spirit of the global architectural glass business in areas of new technological solutions, and share examples of best practice to as wide an audience as possible. With influential opinion forming reports IGS has always been viewed as a valid and legitimate platform from which to address the architectural glass industry.
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