Posted by: glassblockblogger | June 27, 2014

Commercial Architects Seek a Versatile Glass Product

Architects and designers are looking at ways to improve daylighting in commercial and public space.

Better access to daylight helps lower energy costs, support sustainable design and can play a significant role in LEED certification. The comprehensive variety of glass block systems, patterns, styles, and sizes all work together to produce a total industrial strength solution for any commercial project.

With the different product choices, the architect has the flexibility to mix-and-match to produce an aesthetically pleasing result. Each product choice uses light in a unique way. No other glass product can use light with the energy efficiency and security of the Glass Brick.


Commercial Shazan Restaurant glass block


Architects in search of a building material that provides ample light transmission, while at the same time stands up to severe conditions created by nature and man, will find glass block to be the solution.

Glass Block is impact and ballistic resistant. Pittsburgh Corning solid 3″ VISTABRIK® glass block resists penetration from high-impact ballistics, including 9mm and .357 magnum bullets. VISTABRIK® glass blocks are UL® tested and component recognized for ballistic levels 1, 2, and 6. In addition, energy conservation is critical in any building project being designed today. Glass block can provide more than double the thermal resistance (R-Value) of single-glaze 1/8″ thick plate glass.

An important feature of glass block, critical to safe building design, is the product’s inherent fire-resistance property. By varying the face thickness of the product and conforming to installation specifications,

Contact Us at Eastern Glass BlockServices and products are available through Eastern Glass Block. We will arrange for drawing review and technical guidance, full sample selection, professional installation, on-site assistance, and provide technical support after the job is completed, if needed. Call us at 800-635-1226. We are ready to help.

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