Education and Resources


Vitro Publishes New Glass Catalog

Vitro Architectural Glass has published what it calls its largest-ever and most comprehensive glass catalog. The 40-page booklet was designed and written with input from a panel of architects who suggested enhancements including:

  • More project photography with bigger images and more descriptive project information;
  • Briefer, more succinct content and more infographics in place of text;
  • Shorter introductory sections with a greater focus on products; and
  • Color-indexed product sections.

The catalog delivers expanded detail on low-iron glass products such as Starphire Ultra-Clear and Acuity glasses, along with information about the benefits of working with members of the Vitro Certified Network of glass fabricators. Other highlighted Vitro Glass products include Solarban and Sungate low-E glasses, Vistacool and Solarcool reflective glasses, and blue, green, gray and bronze performance-tinted products.

The booklet also features sections devoted to sustainability and LEED certification, as well as glass and energy management, glass design resources and other technical and educational content. Four full pages of performance data—including visible light transmittance, solar heat gain coefficient, reflectance and U-values—are provided for almost every conceivable combination of Vitro glass products.

Continuing Education

Course: “A Growing Unitized Movement”

Provider: Glass TEXpo™ ’20

Learning Units: 1 LU HSW CEU

In today’s construction climate, increasingly tight schedules and rapid building close-ins are highly critical to success. The type of system and method of installation—stick built versus unitized—can have a large impact on the overall timeline. Unitized construction is not new and it doesn’t fit every project, but it’s a growing consideration given the importance of quality, time and ongoing labor challenges. This course will help recognize the advantages and disadvantages of stick built, unitized and hybrid systems. The presentation will be given by Greg Galloway, ProTek brand manager for YKK AP America Inc., at Glass TEXpo™ ’20 in San Antonio from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020.­

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