How to Select Glass for Buildings

How to Select Glass for Buildings

  • On May 22, 2021

Glass selection is an art of designers which requires vast knowledge on wide spectrum of skills varying from material sciences, energy impact, fabrications, practical aspects etc. With the introduction of numerous products that comes to building construction on every day basis, the designers have to have to global connect with international expertise, familiar with other regions, up to date on latest trends and technologies. These skills may lead to help the clients and the architects to find the right glass for their buildings and be proud and pleased with their right choice of glass once building completed.

glass mockups
Visual Mockups and Selection process

Understanding Performances

Good understanding on performances, limitations, visual characteristics of glass products, helps in selecting right products. BES uses advanced simulation tools, techniques to optimize natural daylights, achieve energy efficiency, thermal comforts, and arrive at appropriate glazing designs and glass specifications

Performances are arrived based on detailed analysis, not just on thumb rules or assumptions

Procurement & Post Completion Challenges

Any amount of experiences, designers face challenges on a variety of aspects such as

  • Insight of how glass industry works
  • Understanding the products
  • Getting lost with supplier’s specifications
  • Is the comparison of products Apple to Apple?
  • How to check ie,. Specification Vs actual supplied

Inexperienced procurement, will deal with Defects & Failures