Clearview South Feb 2013 - Issue 135 - Page 70

GLASSEXTRA RISING TO THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE IN GLASS In the past decade, glass has become increasingly more important in the design and construction of new buildings and in refurbishment/ improvement projects – both in the domestic and commercial markets. As a result, companies involved in the glass industry continue to invest in research and development to create new glass product ranges that meet today’s many demanding requirements in terms of energy efficiency, performance, versatility, safety, fire resistance, privacy, maintenance, durability, and of course, aesthetics. It’s a lot to ask of any material: but glass has special advantages no other product can match, as seen in major international events such as glasstech. In 2012, despite continuing the economic problems, we saw many glass companies launch innovative products, invest in new plant, take advantage of the latest technology, sharpen up their customer service with faster turn-round times, better warranties - and generally rise to the challenge of increased competition across this important sector. In this Clearview special feature, we look at some of these exciting developments we continue to see in the world of glass. Guardian SunGuard chosen for London landmark The rejuvenation of 125 Old Broad Street, better known as the Stock Exchange Tower, has transformed an old building into a striking new landmark on London’s inonic skyline. The 26 storey tower in the heart of London was refurbished in July 2008. Designed 'tr&6FV7G2FR&VgW&&6VB6r6WFRwWGFrWBbFRFW&"vFbFR&v6W'f6W2BFR6FFr77FV2&VfVBB&W6VBvFWrvW&f&6RvVBf:vFRFW7FRv&rFR&v7V6f6Ff"FRWrf:vFRFRfv726VV7Fv26V7W&VB'RbwV&F( 26WFF'2'WB#'FW2ffVBFR'VFr&VgW&&6VBFRFRFV66F&RvRFRVF&R&V7BwV&Fv26VV7FVBf"FRv72&W6VVBvFFR&v7V6f6Ff"VBG&VFVBv72FRWFW"R&W6VBvF7VwV&Bv6VV7FfR4c"3B6FVBFVVB֖FRv727W&f6Rrb"bwV&F7VwV&Bv6VV7FfR4c"3B֔v726fW'2FR7F6W6vRFvW"V7W&rW6WFVW&wVff6V76&VBvFV7BfWw2WBbFR'VFrfW"Fࠤ7&gFrFR&VWGbv70vW2b6762'&F662FR6VG&R7FvRWr'&6W&Rg&'FvW7FW&VB6FRFB7GVr&WƖ62b&r&VVFVBwV&BFRVVVB&VBF'W27&VFVBW6rFV6&FfRVBBfW7G&FRFR'&6W&Rv62&VVVfVVBF6v66RFR6( 2&W76fR&vRbvFrVFr&GV7G2VFFVB( FR&VWGbv7>( FRWr"vR'&6W&R2FVF6FVBFRbFRvFW7B6V7F2b6VbFW6fR7G&VBB6VbFW6fR6W"ff&RFRGW7G'B6VFW2t( 26V7Fb6FVBBV6FVBVG22vV2FR6( 2&vRb6W&VBfv66VFW2FV7&vr&&rfB7V7G'VfFRf2&R&FVBvVƗGǖW7FW"fW6rFVƗGfFR&W67FB2v6&RFV&FV7FVBvFǖW7FW"֖FRt( 2WFV6fR7VFRbFV7&&WfV2BFV7&gW6VBFW2v6'&rvVFbW6FrFW6v76&ƗFW2Fv726fVGW&RFR'&6W&RFR6( 2&vRb7&gBG2v66VFW27FVBv72VffV7BG2&Ff"FR&VvW"BFR&RWW&V6VB7&gBVFW67B26v66VBFR'&6W&Rw6FRt( 2&vR&vRb6'&GV7G2F'FW"6bFR'&6W&RV6R6tc3cCCࠣsdT"#0F&VB&Rf6Bwwr6V'fWrV6Р