Glass and windows are often defining characteristics to a building. However, the subcomponents and historic developments are often misunderstood. By deconstructing the basic components (glass, coatings, and design), it is possible to better analyze and understand a clear path forward for restoration or repair. The basic levels of performance and aesthetic impact of window design are also described and detailed.
Cover image: The Patagonia Building in Santiago, Chile was made with IGUs of Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™ on Grey and Clear.
At the end of this video, viewers will be able to:
• Understand some key glass processing and insulated glass (IG) history
• Describe the properties and performance of vacuum insulated glazing (VIG) “
• Identify key terminology and concepts related to VIG
• Identify the differences between vacuum insulated glazing VIG and other insulated glass technologies
I often tell people if they are looking at a historic building, I’ll try and help them understand what they are starting with and then help provide potential treatments for managing the existing windows to achieve the desired project goals. This is especially important in historic buildings, but becoming more important in building retrofit strategies as well.Kyle Sword (Business Development Manager at NSG Pilkington) in talks with IGS
Video courtesy of Kyle Sword, NSG Pilkington