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GLASS BLOCK PRODUCTS


& DESIGN INFORMATION
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK
Pittsburgh Corning Corporation has been
manufacturing Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block
products since 1937 and today is the only domestic
manufacturer in North America. The company
recognizes its responsibility to provide a variety of
products and to furnish accurate descriptive and
technical information which will help the design
professional select and specify Pittsburgh Corning
Glass Block products.

The comprehensive variety of patterns, styles


and sizes available have been designed to work
together in your projects as a total system.
Pittsburgh Corning stands behind all its glass
block when used exclusively with Pittsburgh
Corning accessory products by offering a limited
five-year warranty.

ISO 9001:2000 Certification


assures that Pittsburgh Corning is
committed to quality innovation.

www.pittsburghcorning.com Circle of Design Excellence Award Winner


Sponsored by Pittsburgh Corning, this program recognizes those designs where glass
features application photos, product information, block forms a prominent architectural feature of a building, either interior or exterior.

specifications, installation details, literature, Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA // Architect: IKM Inc.

continuing education, case histories, and much


more information on how to design with Pittsburgh
Corning Glass Block products. “ We selected the glass block to create a visually stunning separation between the research and clinical
pavilions. It enabled the transmission of natural daylight into the labs and treatment areas while still
maintaining the appropriate degree of privacy. The use of glass block greatly contributed to the
TABLE OF CONTENTS Hillman Cancer Center’s artful expression of both the functional and emotional needs of the clinical
Introduction ..............................................................................2 pavilion dedicated to healing, and the opportunity for interaction and flexibility of a research pavilion
Glass Block Benefits & Applications .....................................3-5 dedicated to finding a cure.” – Mihai Marcu, AIA, President, IKM Inc.
Glass Block Products. ...........................................................6-7
Physical & Design Data .......................................................8-10
PITTSBURGH CORNING’S NEW EZ DESIGN GLASS BLOCK LIBRARY
Fire Ratings and Code Information ........................................11
Accessories.............................................................................12 This easy to use system The EZ Design Library You can design with any
Typical Construction Details..............................................12-18 is powered by SketchUp®, features: shape or size Pittsburgh
Typical Details For Fire Rated Construction ..........................15 an award-winning design • ProVantage™ Glass Block Corning Glass Block and
Standard Specifications ....................................................18-19 program that allows Installation System the installation method is
you to create, view and • Traditional Mortar already taken into account.
Residential Products................................................Back Cover
modify your designs in 3D. Installation System Plus, the EZ Design
It allows you to take Library will tell you
ON THE COVER: • Predesigned Applications
your designs from initial exactly what materials you
Lake Dallas High School, Dallas, TX // Architect: DMS Architects
VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block and VUE® Pattern concepts all the way need based on your design.
North Hollywood Police Station, N. Hollywood, CA // Architect: Meyer & Allen Associates
ARGUS® Pattern and HEDRON® Corner Block through detailing and
Lawrence College, Appleton, WI // VUE® Pattern documentation. Please visit our website at www.pittsburghcorning.com
Appalachian State University, School of Business, Boone, NC to access this useful tool.
Architect: J.N. Pease Associates // VUE® Pattern

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GLASS BLOCK BENEFITS & APPLICATIONS

(l to r): AT&T Information Systems, Weston, MA


Designer: Hugh Stubbins & Associates // VUE® Pattern
Zcon Builders Building, Oakland, CA
Architect: Sandy & Babcock Architects // VUE® Pattern

“ This building is going to be used


for everything from black tie
parties to basketball games.
So every inch of this place has
to endure years of hard wear –
and look great doing it.
VISTABRIK® Glass Block has
the perfect balance of durability,
security and sheer beauty
to make this place special.”

– Lisa Armstrong, AIA, Architect


Armstrong Kaulbach Architects

Lloyd Hall, Philadelphia, PA // Architect: Armstrong Kaulbach Architects // VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block, VUE® Pattern

BEAUTY AND VERSATILITY SECURITY


Extraordinarily versatile and available in many aesthetically When top architects need to
pleasing sizes and styles, glass block offers virtually limitless add security to their projects,
design possibilities. Glass block walls, partitions and windows Pittsburgh Corning answers
combine the delicate beauty and light transmission of glass with a range of solutions:
with the strength of glass block.
Premiere Series
Big opportunities generally to be big without dwarfing its Available in the widest range
mean big challenges. So when neighbors. A modern classic of sizes, shapes and patterns,
Armstrong Kaulbach Architects with 19th century charm these blocks offer enhanced
Regional Transit District Station, Denver, CO
designed the first new building, and 21st century convenience. resistance to impact, fire, VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block, VUE® Pattern

Lloyd Hall (see photo above), They achieved this with a sound transmission, graffiti
on Philadelphia’s Boathouse skylit, peaked profile and a and weather.
Row, they were looking at a three-sided exposure of
once-a-century challenge. It had VISTABRIK® Glass Block. THICKSET® Series
These thicker-faced blocks offer
all the performance features
of our Premiere Series but with
an extra reduction in sound
transmission and increased
fire resistance available in 60-
or 90-minute ratings.

VISTABRIK® Glass Block


Three inches of solid glass block
make this the top-performing
product offering the highest
ballistic ratings, resistance to
impact and sound transmission
while still transmitting 80% of
available light
University of New Hampshire // DECORA® Pattern
Veteran’s Administration Hospital Chapel, Detroit, MI
Architect: Smith, Hinchman & Grylls, Inc. // DECORA® Pattern

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GLASS BLOCK BENEFITS & APPLICATIONS

VISIBILITY/LIGHT ENERGY
TRANSMISSION CONSERVATION
Glass block provides exceptional Glass block can provide
visibility in compliance with more than double the thermal
ADA guidelines for enclosed resistance (R-Value) of single-
areas. It is also scratch-resistant glaze 1/8" thick plate glass. The
and transmits up to 80% of differences between the shading
available light in both directions coefficient of glass block and
without any yellowing, clouding flat sheet glass is also significant.
or weathering. Contributing to this is the lou-
vering effect of glass block’s

NOISE horizontal mortar joints, which


helps reduce light transmission
RESISTANT from the higher summer sun.
The size and orientation of the
Three inches of solid glass
University of Toledo - Nitschke Auditorium block can greatly affect the
ARGUS® Pattern and VUE® Pattern makes VISTABRIK® a dense
amount of shading that can
barrier to sounds from trains,
occur. Now with the advent of
traffic, crowds, sirens, and
new energy codes, solar heat
machinery with a 53 STC level.
gain has become an important
THICKSET® Series Block STC
issue. Glass block can satisfy
ranges between 48-50, and
the higher SHGC (Solar Heat
Premiere Series Glass Block
Gain Coefficient) requirements
35 to 40.
of northern states, as well as
lower SHGC requirements of
BULLET southern states with the SRT
(Solar Reflective Tint) glass block.
RESISTANT
UL® tested and approved for
Levels 1, 2, and 6, VISTABRIK®
resists penetration from high-
impact ballistics, including 9mm
and .357 magnum bullets.

GRAFFITI
RESISTANT
Glass block resists damage and
is easy to clean.
University of New Hampshire // DECORA® Pattern

Terminal A Parking Garage, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C.
Architect: Hartman-Cox Architects (In association with HNTG Corporation) // DECORA®, ESSEX® AA and VUE® Patterns

“ We started with the vertical elements of the garages – the elevator towers –
and using the VUE® pattern, turned it into a virtual wayfinder system. Then, we
continued that theme with small wayfinder devices – information pylons using
ESSEX® AA – throughout the garages.” – Graham Davidson, Architect
Swindon Market – Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K. // Architect: Harrison Patience, Architect // VUE® Pattern

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“ This building had to embody the LAPD’s more open, community-oriented mission.
The ARGUS® pattern glass block was really critical in creating that openness.
It gives us the perfect balance of light and security.” – Clifton Allen, Architect

EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE
Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block specifications and the provision
met the requirements of Section of the Uniform Building Code
1630.2, (Vol. 2) of the 1994 resisted the seismic forces
Uniform Building Code which without failure.
governed seismic design of
nonstructural components Glass block panels inherently North Hollywood Police Station, N. Hollywood, CA // Architect: Meyer & Allen Associates
ARGUS® Pattern and HEDRON® Corner Block
supported by structures. have attributes that make them
very safe in earthquakes,
The Northridge, CA earthquake including the fact that since
on January 17, 1994 was the glass block panels are isolated
largest earthquake in the United from the framing with
States to have its epicenter in expansion joints, the glass
an urban area. A detailed block are better able to resist
survey was made of the the seismic forces independent
performance of structures of their surrounding frames.
containing Pittsburgh Corning In summary, glass block panel
glass block panel applications. design criteria currently
In all sites visited, the glass specified in the UBC provides
block walls and panel systems an excellent architectural
that were designed and product that performed very
constructed in accordance well during the Northridge
with Pittsburgh Corning earthquake.

Combined Operations Center // Heathrow Airport, U.K. // Architect: Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners // VUE® Pattern

FIRE RESISTANT
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, Pittsburgh Corning is able to offer a family of fire rated
products approved and rated according to Underwriters Laboratory (UL®)‚ standards. Glass block are available in 45-, 60- and 90-minute
ratings for window assemblies. See pages 11 and 15 for additional technical information. Visit our website at www.pittsburghcorning.com
for electronic details.
PREMIERE SERIES THICKSET® 90 Block
• Includes the largest selection of patterns and • Classified by UL®‚ for use as 45-, 60- or 90-minute
sizes for the utmost in design flexibility. rated window assemblies.
• All patterns are classified by UL®‚ for use in • Nominal face thickness: 0.75"
45-minute rated window assemblies.
• All sizes available are rated except 12" x 12"
VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block
and shapes.
• The ultimate glass block solution, 3 solid inches of
• Nominal face thickness: 0.25"
glass which resists bullets, fire, noise, and graffiti.
• Classified by UL®‚ for use as 45-, 60- or 90-minute
THICKSET® 60 Block rated window assemblies.
• Classified by UL®‚ for use as 45-or 60-minute rated • Actual face thickness: 3.0"
window assemblies.
• Nominal face thickness: 0.375"

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PITTSBURGH CORNING GLASS BLOCK PRODUCTS

PREMIERE SERIES
GLASS BLOCK
Pittsburgh Corning’s Premiere Series
Glass Block exhibit a multifaceted ARGUS® Pattern ARGUS® DECORA® Pattern ESSEX® AA Pattern
Rounded perpendicular Parallel Fluted Pattern With its trademark wavy The fine grid design of the
character that begins with the flutes diffuse light while Rounded parallel flutes on undulations, this pattern closely spaced ridges in this
allowing maximum light each face diffuse light while provides maximum light pattern offers moderate
transparent/ translucent sparkling transmission and a allowing maximum light transmission with subtle light transmission and a
medium degree of privacy. transmission and a medium visual distortion. The maximum degree of privacy.
degree of privacy. Compliments nondirectional faces make
beauty of glass itself. The wide range the SPYRA® pattern. installation quick.

of glass block provide proven


performance, and the best selection
of types, thickness, sizes, shapes and
patterns; plus a variety of installation
methods to allow you truly unique
executions of your most exciting ideas.... IceScapes® Pattern SPYRA® Pattern VUE® Pattern
®
Non-directional pattern lets SPYRA Pattern gives you Faces are smooth and
your inspired designs. light in without sacrificing many options for decorative undistorted to transmit the
privacy. Maximum light patterns, such as bold circles, most light and allow ultimate
transmission/medium to rounded corners and the visibility. This is your best
maximum privacy. illusions of waves. Maximum choice for passive solar
light transmission and collection and visual clarity.
minimal privacy

SHAPES AND FINISHING UNITS

ARQUE® Block ENCURVE® Block, DECORA® and IceScapes® Patterns ENDBLOCK™ Finishing Unit
DECORA® and IceScapes® Patterns Arched, soft edges to round out your design options or DECORA® and IceScapes® Patterns 6" x 8"
ARQUE® Block is a brilliant way to create smooth, finish panels. Use with 8" X 8" EndBlock Finishing Units The rounded, finished surface on one edge of these blocks
graceful curves and columns. ARQUE® Block forms for a stepped panel. makes them virtually disappear when used vertically or
a consistent, tight curve ideally suited for horizontally on the edges of panels, walls or dividers.
columns.

ENDBLOCK™ Finishing Unit HEDRON® Corner Block TRIDRON 45º Block®


DECORA® and IceScapes® Patterns 8" x 8" DECORA® and IceScapes® Patterns DECORA® and IceScapes® Patterns
The rounded, finished surface on one edge of these Hexagonal corner unit allows you to form 90-degree corners result- The unique shape of this block lets you create
blocks makes them virtually disappear when used ing in a gently rounded continuous glass face. everything from 45-degree angles to full circles.
vertically or horizontally on the edges of panels, walls
or dividers.

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SPECIALTY GLASS BLOCK

THICKSET® Block THICKSET® 90 Block THICKSET® 90 Block THICKSET® 90 Block THICKSET 60 Block THICKSET® 60 Block
Cutaways show the DECORA® Pattern ENDURA™ Pattern VUE® Pattern DECORA® Pattern VUE® Pattern
greater face thickness of THICKSET 90 block provides THICKSET 90 block provides THICKSET 90 block provides THICKSET 60 block provides THICKSET® 60 block provides
the THICKSET® Series Block. a 90-minute fire rating. The a 90-minute fire rating. a 90-minute fire rating. 60-minute fire rating. The 60-minute fire rating.
THICKSET® 60 Block on left DECORA® pattern provides The ENDURA™ pattern’s The VUE® pattern transmits DECORA® pattern provides The VUE® pattern transmits
vs. the THICKSET® 90 Block maximum light transmission narrow flutes provide the most light and allows maximum light transmission the most light and allows
on right. with subtle visual distortion. moderate light transmission/ ultimate visibility. with subtle visual distortion. ultimate visibility.
The nondirectional faces maximum privacy. The nondirectional faces
make installation quick. make installation quick.

DECORA® LX Pattern HEDRON® LX Corner VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block VISTABRIK® STIPPLED VISTABRIK® VISTABRIK® Paver
Fibrous glass insert adds Block DECORA® Pattern Three inches of solid glass. Clear Solid Glass Block 45°/90° CORNER One and a half inches of
moderate thermal and light Hexagonal corner unit visibility, durable, impact, vandal and Solid 3" thickness of Solid Glass Block solid glass. Clear, durable,
characteristics. Maximum allows you to form 90- bullet resistant, low maintenance and glass with a stippled Slight radius for corners low maintenance. Excellent
privacy. Please note: The “LX” degree corners resulting aesthetically attractive. Excellent light finish to add privacy. or angles. Clear visibility, light transmission. For
fibrous glass insert is available in a gently rounded transmission. Available in 8" x 8", Durable, impact, vandal durable, impact, vandal horizontal applications only.
in other patterns and sizes by continuous glass face. 4" x 8" and 3" x 8" sizes. and bullet resistant, low and bullet resistant,
special order. Minimum order maintenance and aestheti- low maintenance and
quantities apply. cally attractive. Good light aesthetically attractive.
transition/medium privacy. Excellent light transmission.

THINLINE SERIES GLASS BLOCK ™

Thinline™ Series Glass Block are for limited areas in interior and exterior residential
applications and light commercial applications.
SRT™ Glass Block Wavy and Clear Patterns
Features a metal oxide coating on the inside surface of the
block which greatly reflects solar energy while reducing the
passage of sunlight.

DECORA® Pattern DELPHI® Pattern IceScapes® Pattern EndBlock™ Finishing


With its trademark wavy This raised diamond design Non-directional pattern lets Unit, DECORA® Pattern
undulations, this pattern lends a prismatic effect light in without sacrificing For finishing horizontal or
provides maximum light to the light it transmits. privacy. Maximum light vertical edges of panels.
transmission with subtle Moderate light transmission transmission/medium to This 4" x 8" size available in
visual distortion. The and maximum privacy. maximum privacy. Thinline™ Series only.
PC® Custom nondirectional faces make DELPHI® Pattern available in
Signature Block installation quick. Thinline™ Series only.
Custom manufactured with
your corporate logo or other
design pressed into one or
both inside surfaces of an
eight inch square, standard
unit. Special Order Only

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PHYSICAL & DESIGN DATA
PREMIERE SERIES GLASS BLOCK PRODUCTS
Pattern Nominal Size (mm)1
Weight (lb/ft2) Heat Transmission2 Thermal Resistance2 Visible Light Shading Sound Solar Heat Gain
(Actual size is 1/4" less installed U Value R Value Transmission3 Coef.5 Transmission Coefficient7
than nominal) with mortar (Btu/hr ft2 ºF) (hr ft2 ºF/Btu) (%) S.T.C.
Standard Premiere Series Block—Nominal Thickness = 4"; Actual Thickness + 37⁄8" (98mm)
ARGUS ®
6" x 6" (146mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 37 .66-.687
8" x 8" (197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 39 .66-.687
12" x 12" (299mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 35 .66-.687
ARGUS®
Parallel Fluted 8" x 8" (197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 39 .66-.687
DECORA® 6" x 6" (146mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 37 .66-.687
8" x 8" (197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 39 .66-.687
12" x 12" (299mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 35 .66-.687
4" x 8" (95 x 197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 .66-.687
6" x 8" (146 x 197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 .66-.687
ESSEX® AA 8" x 8" (197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 504 0.454 39 .66-.687
IceScapes® 8" x 8" (197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 39 .66-.687
4" x 8" (95 x 197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 .66-.687
6" x 8" (146 x 197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 .66-.687
SPYRA® 8" x 8" (197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 39 .66-.687
VUE® 6" x 6" (146mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 37 .66-.687
8" x 8" (197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 39 .66-.687
12" x 12" (299mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 35 .66-.687
4" x 8" (95 x 197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 .66-.687
6" x 8" (146 x 197mm) 20 0.51 1.96 75 0.65 .66-.687
DECORA® 6" x 6" (146mm) 20 0.48 2.06 50-554 0.454 .56
“LX” Filter 8" x 8" (197mm) 20 0.48 2.06 50-554 0.454 40 .56
12" x 12" (299mm) 20 0.48 2.06 50-554 0.454 .56
Solar Reflective Glass Block
SRT Clear 190 mm x 190mm x 95 mm (metric size) 20 0.58 1.72 30 0.55 .40
SRT Wavy 190 mm x 190 mm x 95 mm (metric size) 20 0.57 1.75 30 0.55 .34
THICKSET® Block—Nominal Thickness = 4"; Actual Thickness + 37⁄8" (98mm)
THICKSET® 60
VUE®=75
Block— 8" x 8" (197mm) 25 0.51 1.96 0.65 48 .66-.687
DECORA®=49
DECORA® & VUE®
THICKSET® 90
VUE®=70
Block— 6" x 6" (146mm) 30 0.51 1.96 0.65 50 .66-.687
DECORA®=38
DECORA®
THICKSET® 90
VUE®=70
Block— 8" x 8" (197mm) 30 0.51 1.96 0.65 50 .66-.687
DECORA®=38
DECORA® & VUE®
THICKSET® 90
Block— 8" x 8" (197mm) 30 0.51 1.96 38 0.65 50 .66-.687
ENDURA™
VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block—See Nominal/Actual Sizes Listed
®
VISTABRIK 8" x 8" x 3" Nominal
53
Solid Glass 75⁄8" x 75⁄8" x 3" Actual 40 0.87 1.15 80 .75-.787
(NRC=0.05)
Block (194mm x 194mm x 76mm)
3" x 8" x 3" Nominal
3" x 75⁄8" x 3" Actual 40 0.87 1.15 80 .75-.787
(76mm x 194mm x 76mm)
(Paver) 8" x 8" x 11⁄2" Nominal
75⁄8" x 75⁄8" x 11⁄2" Actual N/A 0.87 1.15 80 .75-.787
(76mm x 194mm x 38mm)
4" x 8" x 3" Nominal
35⁄8" x 75⁄8" x 3" Actual 40 0.87 1.15 80 .75-.787
(92mm x 194mm x 76mm)
STIPPLE Finish 8" x 8" x 3" Nominal
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75⁄8" x 75⁄8" x 3" Actual 40 0.87 1.15 80 .75-.787
(NRC=0.05)
(194mm x 194mm x 76mm)
Thinline™ Series Block—Nominal Thickness = 3"; Actual Thickness + 31⁄8" (79mm)
DECORA® 6" x 6" (146mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 .66-687
8" x 8" (197mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 316 .66-687
4" x 8" (95 x 197mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 .66-687
6" x 8" (146 x 197mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 .66-687
IceScapes® 6" x 6" (146mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 .66-687
6" x 8" (146 x 197mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 .66-687
8" x 8" (197mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 316 .66-687
DELPHI® 6"x 6" (146mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 .66-687
8" x 8" (197mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 316 .66-687
4" x 8" (95 x 197mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 .66-687
6" x 8" (146 x 197mm) 16 0.57 1.75 75 0.65 .66-687
1
⁄8" FLAT SHEET GLASS COMPARISON (3mm) 1.04 0.96 90 1.00 28
1 Size: Block are manufactured to a ± 1/16" (2mm) tolerance. 3 Light Transmission: Values ±5%. 5 Shading Coefficient: Based on 8"-sq. units; ratio of heat 6 Sound Transmission: Assembly construction with KWiK’N EZ®
2 Heat Transmission/Thermal Transmission: Winter night values. 4 Light Transmission/Shading Coefficient: Estimated figures gain through glass block panels vs. that through a single light Silicone System.
To calculate instantaneous heat gain through glass panels, see based on accumulated data. of double-strength sheet glass under specific conditions. 7 SHGC: Default values as interpreted from International Energy
ASHRAE HANDBOOK OF FUNDAMENTALS, 1997, Section 29.26. Conservation Code.

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INSTALLED PANEL WEIGHT NON-LOAD BEARING THERMAL EXPANSION PREMIERE SERIES
Refer to Table on page 8 for Glass block panels are non-load COEFFICIENT AND Thinline™ SERIES
weight of panels installed with bearing; adequate provisions The thermal expansion coefficient All glass block illustrated are
mortar. Glass block panels must be made for support of of glass block is 47 x 10–7 /(ºF). Premiere Series Glass Block,
installed with the KWiK’N EZ® construction above these the 4" nominal thick products.
Rigid Track Silicone System are panels. Panels are mortared at DETAILED DRAWINGS Modify as necessary for
up to 25% lighter (weigh 25% the sill, with jamb and head Structural members illustrated Thinline™ Series, the 3"
less per square foot) than details designed to provide for on page 14 and other “detail” nominal thick units or
panels installed with mortar. building movement and lintel pages indicate principles of VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block,
Local building codes should be deflection. The compressive construction. Member sizes 3" actual thickness. Pittsburgh
checked for any limits on panel strength (for information should be determined by Corning recommends that the
sizes or installation details. purposes only) of all hollow structural analysis to avoid use of the Thinline™ Series units
glass block is 400 to 600 psi.; excessive deflections. be limited to light commercial
of all THICKSET® Series Glass Maximum deflection should and residential applications.
Block is 2500 psi.; and of all not exceed L/600.
VISTABRIK® Series is 80,000 psi.

FINISHING UNITS
PREMIERE SERIES THINLINE™ SERIES
EndBlock™ Finishing Units HEDRON® Corner Unit TRIDRON 45° Block® Unit ENCURVE® Finishing Unit ARQUE® Block Unit EndBlock™ Finishing Unit

73/4" 73/4" 73/4"


73/4"

73/4"
73/4" 73/4"
37/8"

37/8"
11/4" 37/8"
73/4" 41/2"
37/8"
3 /8
7

5/
3 "
4
"

37/8" 37/8" 3 7/8" 31/8"


37/8"
37/8"
73/4" 53/4" 2 1/4 " " 33/4"
2 /4
1
53/4" 73/4" 53/4"
DECORA® & DECORA® & DECORA® & IceScapes® DECORA® & IceScapes® DECORA® & DECORA® & DECORA® Pattern
IceScapes® Patterns IceScapes® Patterns Patterns Patterns IceScapes® Patterns IceScapes® Patterns 8" High
8" High 8" High 8" High 8" High 8" Square 8" High Thinline™ Series Only
Premiere Series Premiere Series Premiere Series Premiere Series Premiere Series Premiere Series

a
a = 0.415 s GLASS BLOCK BETWEEN MAXIMUM PANEL DIMENSIONS*
d = 1.083 s d TRIDRON 45° BLOCK® Premiere Series Thinline™ Series VISTABRIK®
a (in.) s (in.) d (in.) A H W A H W A H W
(Sq.Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Sq.Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Sq.Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.)
s None 4.75 11.45 12.40
EXTERIOR** 144 20 25 85 10 15 100 10 10
1 - 4" x 8" x 4" 8.75 21.08 22.83
INTERIOR 250 20 25 150 10 15 150 10 15
1 - 6" x 8" x 4" 10.75 25.90 28.05
A = Area H = Height W = Width
1 - 8" x 8" x 4" 12.75 30.72 33.27 * Uniform Building Code (UBC) limits exterior height and width to 15 feet.
** All exterior areas and dimensions are based on 20 psf design windload with 2.7 safety factor.
1 - 4" x 8" x 4" + 1 - 8" x 8" x 4" 16.75 40.36 43.71
2 - 8" x 8" x 4" 20.75 50.00 54.15
1 - 4" x 8" x 4" + 2 - 8" x 8" x 4" 24.75 59.64 64.59 MORTAR MIX AND ESTIMATING TABLES
An optimum mortar mix for installing Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block is:
3 - 8" x 8" x 4" 28.75 69.28 75.03
Portland Cement Lime Sand
1
1 Part ⁄2 Part 3.4 Parts
1.0 cubic foot 0.5 cubic foot 3.4 cubic feet

Columns can be All-TRIDRON 45° Block® (left)


NUMBER OF BLOCK FOR 100 SQ. FT. PANEL
or interspersed with 4" x 8" or 8" x 8" glass block. Block Sizes (Nominal) 6" 8" 12" 4" x 8" 6" x 8"
NOTE: All mortar joints are 1/4." Number of Block 400 225 100 450 300

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PHYSICAL & DESIGN DATA
INSIDE RADIUS MINIMUMS FOR CURVED PANEL WIND LOAD RESISTANCE – MORTAR SYSTEM
CONSTRUCTION (Based on Standard Nominal 4" Thick Premiere Series Glass Block.
Installed with mortar. Based on 2.7 Safety Factor)

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Max. Wind Load in Pounds/Sq. Ft.
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RESISTANCE –
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KWiK’N EZ® SYSTEM
120 (Based on Standard Nominal
4" Thick Premiere Series
NOTES: 100 Glass Block Installed with
RADIUS MINIMUMS 1. It is suggested that curved areas be KWiK’N EZ® Silicone System).
FOR CURVED PANEL CONSTRUCTION separated from flat areas by 4' x 8' Based on 2.0 Safety Factor.
80
Block Inside Number Vertical Joint Thickness intermediate expansion joints and
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Inches in 90º Arc Inside Outside drawings. S.
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12" x 12" 981⁄2 13 1
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Area of Panel in Sq. Ft.

RESISTANCE TO SURFACE CONDENSATION


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Series block. Under the same conditions, condensation will form on a single-glazed flat glass
ARQUE® Block used along with other Pittsburgh Corning Block sizes, allows you to form consistent
window at 34 ºF above zero.
curves of various radii. Radii shown are to inside face of curve.

10
FIRE RATINGS
FIRE RATINGS AND CODE INFORMATION
All sizes (exceptions listed below) of • THICKSET® 60 Block are listed for • Framing and support of the rated Laboratories current issue of the Fire
Premiere Series and Thinline™ Series use as 45- or 60-minute fire rated glass block window assembly shall Resistance Directory – Volume 3.
glass blocks have at least a 45 minute window assemblies in panels up to be provided with double-studding A listing of our products can also be
fire rating when used as a window 100 square feet. at the jamb locations with height of viewed on the Underwriters
assembly within a one hour fire-rated • THICKSET® 90 Block and supporting wall limited to no more Laboratories Website at www.ul.com.
wall assembly. All THICKSET® 90 VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block than 3 feet. • U.L. Classification: R2556
(thick-faced) and solid glass blocks are all listed for use as 45-, 60- or (For Glass Block)
have fire ratings of up to 90 minutes, 90-minute fire rated window 90-MINUTE RATED CONSTRUCTION • Underwriters Laboratories of
and the THICKSET® 60 and ESSEX® assemblies in panels up to 100 Canada Guide Number 230I7
AA Pattern glass blocks have fire • Where permitted by building codes,
square feet. (For Glass Block)
ratings of up to 60 minutes, when all 90-minute rated Pittsburgh
• Where permitted by building codes, Corning Glass Block may be used • U.L. Classification: R18572
used as window assemblies and when glass block fire-rated window (For Plastic Spacers)
permitted by code. in masonry walls only.
assemblies having a fire resistance • In accordance with NFPA 80,
• 90-minute rated glass block
rating of not less than 45 minutes Chapter 14
window assemblies must be framed
Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block units may be used as “opening
and anchored with 1/4" thick steel
that are not fire-rated: protectives.” These assemblies
(not aluminum) channel-type CITY CODE APPROVALS
• All 12" x 12" sizes shall not exceed 25% of the wall
restraints or masonry chases. The • New York City Materials and
• All DELPHI®‚ pattern block areas separating a tenancy from
use of panel anchor construction Equipment Acceptance MEA
• All HEDRON® Corner block, a corridor or a corridor from an
is not permitted.
TRIDRON 45º Block® units, enclosed vertical opening or one 406- 90-M. Vol.IV
fire-rated area from another fire- • The use of a fire retardant type
EndBlock®, ENCURVE® and • Los Angeles Research Report
rated area. sealant for head and jamb locations
ARQUE® finishing units RR-24486
is required.
• All paver units • Exception: Although glass block • Eugene, OR, “Approved Glass
masonry systems have been tested • Specifications and construction
• VISTABRIK® Corner Block Products, Storm Windows, and
as window assemblies (not wall details of such panels are as per
Insulated Window Units”
assemblies), they may be used Pittsburgh Corning Corporation
recommendations. • Dade County Acceptance
PANEL SIZES AND DIMENSION as one hour fire partitions as
LIMITATIONS • Twice the typical thickness • State of Florida Approvals
required for corridors in the • Texas Department of Insurance
Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block listed enclosure of atriums only when (3/4" total) of expansion material
is required at head and jamb WIN #s 62, 63, and 64
above have been tested and classified sprinkler protection is provided
by Underwriters Laboratories® (UL®) on occupied sides. locations.
for use as fire-rated window BUILDING CODE AND NATIONAL
assemblies to panel sizes and 45-MINUTE RATED CURVED STANDARDS REFERENCES:
45- AND 60-MINUTE RATED
dimension limitations listed below: CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION • The BOCA National Building Code
• With the exception of all • The glass blocks noted under (N.B.C.)
• All 45- and 60-minute rated
12" x 12" sizes, finishing blocks, 90-minute rating and those • The Standard Building Code
Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block
corner blocks and the DELPHI® 8" x 8" x 4" sized glass block (SBCCI)
may be used in both masonry and
pattern block, all Premiere Series non-masonry (steel or wood stud noted under 45-minute rating are • The Uniform Building Code
and Thinline™ Series glass blocks in framing with gypsum board) walls. classified for use in masonry walls (U.B.C.)
panels up to 120 square feet in as curved window assemblies, • International Building Code (IBC)
• These rated glass block windows
masonry walls or 94 square feet in provided that the radius of the • Canadian Standards Association
may be framed and anchored
non-masonry walls are classified by assembly is at least twice the (CSA) A371-94 “Masonry
with either PC® Panel Anchor
Underwriters Laboratories‚ for use opening width (i.e. chord length). Construction for Buildings”
construction or channel-type
as 45-minute rated window • Canadian Standards Association
restraints.
assemblies. CODE COMPLIANCE (CSA) S304.1-94 “Masonry Design
• The use of a fire retardant type
• The Uniform Building Code (U.B.C.) for Buildings.”
sealant for head and jamb locations All of our fire-rated glass block
limits the area of 45-minute rated • ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402
is required. products are listed in the Underwriters
window assemblies to 84 square “Building Code Requirements for
feet, with no dimension exceeding • Specifications and construction
details for such panels are as per Masonry Structures”
12 feet. These panels are usually
Pittsburgh Corning Corporation • ISO 9001:2000 Certification:
acceptable as window assemblies
recommendations. Manufacture test and distribution
for use in fire separation walls that
• Non-masonry, fire-rated steel stud of Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block
are rated one hour or less.
with gypsum board wall assemblies products.
must conform to UL® listed wall
assembly #U465.

FIRE RATINGS — GLASS BLOCK ASSEMBLIES


Premiere Series Glass Blocks, THICKSET® 60 Blocks, THICKSET® 90 Blocks and VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block units have been tested and
classified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL®) for use in fire-rated window assemblies to panel sizes and dimension limitations as listed.

Masonry Wall Construction Non-Masonry Wall Construction


Panel Limitations Fire Rating Panel Limitations Fire Rating
Product Max. Area/Panel Max Ht. or Width 45 Min. 60 Min 90 Min. Max. Area/Panel Max Ht. or Width 45 Min. 60 Min.
Premiere Series 120 12 X 94 10.75 X
THICKSET® 60 and
100 10 X X 94 10.75 X X
ESSEX® AA Pattern
THICKSET® 90 100 10 X X X* 94 10.75 X X
VISTABRIK® 100 10 X X X* 94 10.75 X X
*1/4" steel channel. 3/4" thick expansion material at head and jambs, and fire retardant sealant are required.

11
ACCESSORIES TYPICAL CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
PANEL CONSTRUCTION PANEL ANCHOR CONSTRUCTION
PC® EXPANSION
USING VeriTru® SPACERS STRIP
PC® PANEL
Lintel Plate
PC® PANEL REINFORCING Panel Anchor Expansion Strip
The one-piece, all plastic ANCHOR
Sealant
VeriTru® Spacer speeds SEALANT
Lintel Plate
construction, assures uniform MORTAR
Sealant
placement and helps keep panel VeriTru® SPACER
SEE NOTE
flush. Can now be used in fire-
Expansion Strip
rated panels. Special spacers are Pittsburgh Corning Panel Anchor
Glass Block Unit
available for the VISTABRIK® Pittsburgh Corning
Glass Block Unit
and ARQUE® Block. VeriTru® Spacer
NOTE: This dimension is
determined by the anticipated
Sealant deflection of the structural
PC® PANEL REINFORCING, PANEL member above the glass block.

ANCHORS & EXPANSION STRIPS Expansion Strip Panel Reinforcing

PC® Panel Reinforcing (top) — in panels Panel Anchor

— is embedded horizontally in the 1


/4" Exp. Bolts Pittsburgh Corning
mortar joints between every other Two Per Anchor Glass Block Unit

course. PC® Panel Anchors (middle) are Mortar


used to tie Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block panels into the surrounding
Panel Reinforcing
framework when channels are not used. PC® Expansion Strips (bottom),
Wall framing shown here Mortar
made of white polyethylene, are inserted at the head and jambs. The strips for illustrative purposes
only. Wall framing can
Asphalt Emulsion
replace mortar at these locations to cushion the glass block and allow the be concrete, masonry,
wood, steel or any other
panel to expand and contract freely. structural surround.

THE KWiK’N EZ® RIGID TRACK


SILICONE SYSTEM
The KWiK’N EZ® Rigid Track spacer
design system allows you to easily install
glass block in many areas. Precision cut CHANNEL-TYPE RESTRAINT CONSTRUCTION
vertical spacers combine with the Angle Fastener
Lintel Plate

horizontal spacers to make installing your Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block Sealant Metal Angle
Channel 1 1
4 /4"–4 /2" Clear Opening
Fastener Expansion Strip
panel quicker and easier than ever before. Rigid Track spacers are Packing
Expansion Strip
4 1/4"–4 1/2" Clear Opening
available for use with either Thinline™ Series or Premiere Series Glass Block. Material
Metal Expansion Strip
Channel Angle Lintel Plate
Fastener Metal Angle
OTHER ACCESSORIES Sealant
Pittsburgh Corning SEE NOTE
Packing
Glass Block Unit Material 1" Min.
Additional materials — such as mortar, channels or framing, packing, Channel
Restraint Detail Sealant Pittsburgh Corning
sealants and asphalt emulsion are available from other manufacturers. Angle
Glass Block Unit
Restraint Detail

ProVantage™ INSTALLATION SYSTEM


NEW! Metal Channel
NOTE: This dimension is
determined by the anticipated
deflection of the structural
member above the glass block.
Sealant
Panel Reinforcing
Expansion Strip

Channel Fastener Pittsburgh Corning


Glass Block Unit
Mortar
Wall framing shown here
for illustrative purposes Panel Reinforcing
only. Wall framing can
be concrete, masonry, Mortar
wood, steel or any other
Unlike previous systems using silicone and spacers, the new ProVantage™ structural surround. Asphalt Emulsion
Installation System for use with Premiere Series glass blocks, can turn
corners, make radius walls, build showers and is suitable for interior or
exterior applications. The system utilizes spacers to align and hold the
blocks in place for easy assembly, and silicone is used to bond the spacer
and blocks together. The consistent, even-spaced joints are then finished
with a special tile grout resulting in a clean, smooth professional look.
For smaller straight wall panels, with 3-side support, silicone can be used
in the joints to provide an all-glass look.

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS (Detail Drawings pages 12-18) TYPICAL JAMB DETAILS (Exterior Openings)
BRICK VENEER
BLDG – Building CONC – Concrete
AIR SPACE
CMU – Concrete Masonry Unit (concrete block) EIFS – Exterior Insulation Finishing System BLDG PAPER
CONT STL – Continuous Steel EXT – Exterior EXT GRADE SHEATHING

(used to reinforce wall) HEAD – Top of Panel Jamb


STL CHANNEL
ELEV – Elevation (side view of building) HORIZ – Horizontal
SEALANT & BACKER (TYP)
GYP BD – Gypsum Board JAMB – Side of Panel
PITTSBURGH CORNING
HM – Hollow Metal (door frame) PLAN – View of Building from above, typically GLASS BLOCK UNIT
INT – Interior the floor 4 1/4" to 4 1/2" clear opening for
Premiere Series (3 7/8") thick glass block.
MAX HT – Maximum Height (for Pittsburgh STL – Steel
EXPANSION STRIP
Corning Glass Block panel 20ft./6m) WD – Wood
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING
SILL – Bottom of Panel Materials shown other than glass block are SEALANT AT LINER (TYP)
TYP – Typical (detail) for illustration purposes only as examples of CHANNEL - WELD TO TUBE
CLG – Ceiling typical construction details. STL TUBE
STL STUD FRAMING
INSULATION
INT FINISH

DETAILS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AS .DWG OR .DXF FILES (PCD 062) Jamb – Glass Block in Steel Stud Wall
FROM OUR WEBSITE with Brick Veneer

www.pittsburghcorning.com/architects/specdetails.asp EIFS
EXT GRADE SHEATHING

SEALANT (TYP)

PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
TYPICAL HEAD DETAILS (Exterior Openings) PANEL ANCHOR

EIFS Head HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING


EXT GRADE SHEATHING EXPANSION STRIP
STL STUD FRAMING SOLID BLOCKING
INSULATION STL TUBE
STL STUD FRAMING
STL TUBE INSULATION
SOLID BLOCKING INT FINISH

INT FINISH (PCD 032) Jamb – Glass Block in Steel Stud Wall
SEALANT (TYP)
with Synthetic Plaster Finish
DEFLECTION
SPACE

EXPANSION STRIP

PANEL ANCHOR
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
TYPICAL SILL DETAILS (Exterior Openings)
(PCD 031) Head – Glass Block in Steel Stud Wall PITTSBURGH CORNING
with Synthetic Plaster Finish GLASS BLOCK UNIT
MORTAR
PRECAST
CONC SILL - ASPHALT EMULSION
SECURE TO
STL TUBE
BRICK VENEER STOOL
AIR SPACE
Sill
BLDG PAPER INT FINISH

EXT GRADE SHEATHING METAL FLASHING

METAL FLASHING (STRIPPED IN)

STL STUD FRAMING STL TUBE


INSULATION

STL TUBE
STL STUD FRAMING
INT FINISH

WEEP (PCD 063) Sill – Glass Block in Steel Stud Wall


STL LINTEL L
with Brick Veneer
CHANNEL - WELD TO TUBE
SEALANT AT LINER (TYP) EIFS
METAL FLASHING
SEE NOTE
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
STL CHANNEL
MORTAR
1 INCH MIN

SEALANT & BACKER (TYP)


ASPHALT EMULSION
EXPANSION STRIP
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASSS BLOCK UNIT STOOL
4 1/4" to 4 1/2" clear opening for
Premiere Series (3 7/8") thick glass block. SOLID BLOCKING
NOTE: This dimension is determined by the anticipated deflection STL TUBE
of the structural member above the glass block.
EXT GRADE SHEATHING
(PCD 061) Head – Glass Block in Steel Stud Wall INT FINISH
with Brick Veneer
STL STUD FRAMING

(PCD 033) Sill – Glass Block in Steel Stud Wall


with Synthetic Plaster Finish

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TYPICAL CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
TYPICAL STIFFENER DETAILS TYPICAL SHELF ANGLE DETAILS
Continuous Panels ≤ 144 Sq. Ft. Each Continuous Panels ≤ 144 Sq. Ft. Each

MORTAR
Vertical Stiffener
ASPHALT EMULSION
SEALANT SEALANT
EXPANSION STRIP
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT STL MULLION

HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING EXPANSION STRIP

SEALANT & BACKER (TYP)


PITTSBURGH CORNING
SEALANT & BACKER (TYP) GLASS BLOCK UNIT

FASTEN TIE (PCD 128) Intermediate Horizontal


STRUCTURAL MEMBER Horizontal Stiffener Support in Multiple Vertical Panels
(PCD 132A) Intermediate Vertical Support
in Multiple Horizontal Panels SEALANT

MORTAR
ASPHALT EMULSION
SEALANT
STL MULLION
PACKING EXPANSION STRIP

SEALANT & BACKER (TYP)


PANEL ANCHOR
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT

PANEL REINFORCING (PCD 129) Intermediate Horizontal


Support in Multiple Vertical Panels

EXPANSION STRIP
STEEL PLATE
HOLLOW METAL DOOR FRAME DETAILS
PANEL ANCHORS ATTACHED
TO STL PLATE
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
41/8"
CROSSBAR MORTAR
WELDED
TO TOP ASPHALT EMULSION
OF STEEL
PLATE
STL BAR LINTEL
See Note (Drawing PCD 061)
PAGE 13
1 16"
/ HM DOOR HEAD
1 16"
/ CLEARANCE ALL
STEEL AROUND STEEL
PLATE PLATE
SECTION/ELEV CONT STL BAR - SECURE
TO STRUCTURE ABOVE
41/4"

* Stiffener should mount to sill. Allow


1/16" clearance for stiffener and channel.

Use for design concept only. STEEL


PLATE
NOTE: Expansion material and panel
anchors to be provided on both sides of
the steel plate. 41/4"
PLAN (JOINT ABOVE JAMB)
NOTE: Panels with an expansion joint stiffener
incorporating a vertical hidden plate should be limited to (PCD 153) Head – Hollow Metal
a maximum 10' in height.
Door Frame at Glass Block
(PCD 132B) Intermediate Support
in Multiple Horizontal Panels
HM DOOR & JAMB
JAMB ANCHOR - SECURE TO
STL BAR

STL BAR - SECURE TO


EXPANSION STRIPS EXPANSION STRIP STRUCTURE ABOVE
SEALANT PACKING
PANEL ANCHOR PANEL ANCHOR

PITTSBURGH CORNING
41/4"-41/2"

GLASS BLOCK UNIT


PANEL
REINFORCING

HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING


EXPANSION STRIP
SEALANT PACKING
PANEL SEALANT SEALANT (TYP)
REINFORCING

(PCD 132C & D) Intermediate Support (PCD 154) Jamb – Hollow Metal Door Frame
in Multiple Horizontal Panels at Glass Block

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TYPICAL SHELF ANGLE DETAILS – FOR VISTABRIK® PANELS TYPICAL STIFFENER DETAILS – FOR VISTABRIK® PANELS
Continuous Panels ≤ 100 Sq. Ft. Each Continuous Panels ≤ 100 Sq. Ft. Each
MORTAR
ASPHALT EMULSION
SEALANT

STL MULLION
EXPANSION STRIP
Vertical Stiffener
SEALANT & BACKER (TYP)
SEALANT
VISTABRIK®
SOLID GLASS BLOCK EXPANSION STRIP
(PCD 130) Intermediate Horizontal VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK
Support in Multiple Vertical Panels
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING
3/16 INCH TRIANGULAR
SEALANT GALVANIZED ANCHOR OR EQUAL (16" O.C. MAX)

SEALANT & BACKER (TYP)


MORTAR
ASPHALT EMULSION FASTEN TIE
STL MULLION STRUCTURAL MEMBER
Horizontal Stiffener
EXPANSION STRIP
(PCD 133) Intermediate Vertical Support in
SEALANT & BACKER (TYP) Multiple Horizontal Panels
PANEL ANCHOR
VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK

(PCD 131) Intermediate Horizontal


Support in Multiple Vertical Panels

DETAILS FOR FIRE RATED CONSTRUCTION


EXT FINISH
DEFLECTION

WALL CONFORMING TO
CMU LINTEL BLOCK UL® DESIGN NO. U465
SPACE

INT FINISH METAL STUD FRAMING (OR WOOD STUD)


ANCHOR BOLT (TYP) GYPSUM BOARD
STL L 2 X 2 X 1/4 (TYP)
FILL SPACE W/ EXPANSION STRIPS
1 INCH MIN

FIRE RETARDANT TYPE FIRE RETARDANT TYPE SEALANT


SEALANT & BACKER (TYP)
DEFLECTION
SPACE

EXPANSION STRIP
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT PANEL ANCHOR

(PCD 004) Head – 90 Minute Fire Rated PITTSBURGH CORNING PREMIERE SERIES
THICKSET® BLOCK OR VISTABRIK® SOLID
Glass Block in CMU Wall GLASS BLOCK UNIT

(PCD 159) Head – 45 & 60 Minute Fire Rated


Glass Block Panel
EXT FINISH
CMU, CONCRETE OR OTHER MASONRY
1 INCH MIN WALL CONFORMING TO
UL® DESIGN NO. U465
GYPSUM BOARD

METAL STUD FRAMING (OR WOOD STUD)


FIRE RETARDANT TYPE
SEALANT & BACKER (TYP) FIRE RETARDANT TYPE SEALANT
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT PITTSBURGH CORNING PREMIERE SERIES
THICKSET® BLOCK OR VISTABRIK® SOLID
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
FILL SPACE W/EXPANSION STRIPS
PANEL ANCHOR
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING

STL L 2 X 2 X 1/4 (TYP) PANEL REINFORCING


ANCHOR BOLT (TYP) EXPANSION STRIP
INT FINISH
(PCD 160) Jamb – 45 & 60 Minute Fire Rated
Glass Block Panel
(PCD 005) Jamb – 90 Minute Fire Rated
Glass Block in CMU Wall PITTSBURGH CORNING PREMIERE SERIES
THICKSET® BLOCK OR VISTABRIK® SOLID
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
PRECAST CONC SILL
MORTAR
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT ASPHALT EMULSION
MORTAR
ASPHALT EMULSION

METAL STUD FRAMING (OR WOOD STUD)


INT FINISH GYPSUM BOARD

WALL CONFORMING TO
UL® DESIGN NO. U465

(PCD 161) Sill – 45 & 60 Minute Fire Rated


(PCD 006) Sill – 90 Minute Fire Rated Glass Block Panel
Glass Block in CMU Wall

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TYPICAL CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK DETAILS
EXT FINISH BRICK
AIR SPACE
CMU LINTEL BLOCK

INT FINISH
SEALANT (TYP)

SEALANT (TYP) VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK


EXPANSION STRIP
PANEL ANCHOR
PANEL ANCHOR
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING
VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK
EXPANSION STRIP

CMU
(PCD 037) Head – Solid Glass Block in CMU Wall
INT FINISH

EXT FINISH (PCD 041) Jamb – Solid Glass Block in Brick


CMU
Masonry Cavity Wall

PRECAST CONC SILL


VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK
SEALANT (TYP)
MORTAR
VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK ASPHALT EMULSION

PANEL ANCHOR

HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING


INT FINISH
EXPANSION STRIP

INT FINISH
HORIZ REINFORCING

(PCD 038) Jamb – Solid Glass Block in CMU Wall (PCD 042) Sill – Solid Glass Block in Brick
Masonry Cavity Wall
PRECAST CONC SILL
VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK BRICK VENEER
MORTAR AIR SPACE
ASPHALT EMULSION
BLDG PAPER
EXT GRADE SHEATHING

METAL FLASHING (STRIPPED IN)


INT FINISH
STL STUD FRAMING
INSULATION

STL TUBE

INT FINISH
(PCD 039) Sill – Solid Glass Block in CMU Wall
WEEP
STL LINTEL L
CHANNEL — WELD TO TUBE
WEEP

SEALANT (TYP)
BRICK
DEFLECTION EXPANSION STRIP
SPACE
AIR SPACE PANEL ANCHOR
VISTABRIK ® SOLID GLASS BLOCK
METAL FLASHING
(PCD 043) Head – Solid Glass Block in
CMU LINTEL BLOCK Steel Stud Wall with Brick Veneer
INT FINISH
BRICK VENEER
LOOSE LAID LINTEL L
AIR SPACE
BLDG PAPER
EXT GRADE SHEATHING

SEALANT (TYP)
DEFLECTION
SPACE EXPANSION STRIP
PANEL ANCHOR
SEALANT (TYP)
VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK
VISTABRIK ® SOLID GLASS BLOCK
(PCD 040) Head – Solid Glass Block in Brick
Masonry Cavity Wall PANEL ANCHOR

HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING

EXPANSION STRIP
CHANNEL — WELD TO TUBE
STL TUBE
STL STUD FRAMING
INSULATION
INT FINISH

(PCD 044) Jamb – Solid Glass Block in


Steel Stud Wall with Brick Veneer

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VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK DETAILS (continued) MISCELLANEOUS INTERIOR DETAILS
PRECAST CONC SILL —

DEFLECTION
SECURE TO TUBE STL BRACE- SECURE
TO STRUCTURE ABOVE
VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK

SPACE
MORTAR
ASPHALT EMULSION

STOOL
SUSPENDED CLG SYSTEM
SEALANT (TYP)
INT FINISH EXPANSION STRIP
METAL FLASHING PANEL ANCHOR
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
STL TUBE (PCD 148) Head – Glass Block in Suspended Ceiling

STL STUD FRAMING METAL STUD FRAMING

(PCD 045) Sill – Solid Glass Block in GYP BD

Steel Stud Wall with Brick Veneer SOLID BLOCKING

SEALANT (TYP)
EIFS

DEFLECTION
SPACE
EXPANSION STRIP
EXT GRADE SHEATHING PANEL ANCHOR
STL STUD FRAMING
PITTSBURGH CORNING
INSULATION GLASS BLOCK UNIT

(PCD 149) Head – Glass Block in Partition


STL TUBE
SOLID BLOCKING
INT FINISH GYP BD
METAL STUD FRAMING
SEALANT (TYP)
SOLID BLOCKING
DEFLECTION EXPANSION STRIP
SPACE SEALANT (TYP)
PANEL ANCHOR
PITTSBURGH CORNING
VISTABRIK SOLID GLASS BLOCK
®
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
(PCD 049) Head – Solid Glass Block in PANEL ANCHOR
Steel Stud Wall with Synthetic Plaster Finish
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING
EXPANSION STRIP
EIFS
EXT GRADE SHEATHING (PCD 150) Jamb – Glass Block in Partition

METAL STUD (TYP)


GYP BD
SEALANT (TYP) SEALANT (TYP)

VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK PITTSBURGH CORNING


GLASS BLOCK UNIT
PANEL ANCHOR
PANEL ANCHOR
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING
EXPANSION STRIP
SOLID BLOCKING EXPANSION STRIP

STL TUBE SOLID BLOCKING


STL STUD FRAMING
INSULATION (PCD 151) Jamb – Glass Block Perpendicular to Partition
INT FINISH

(PCD 050) Jamb – Solid Glass Block in


Steel Stud Wall with Synthetic Plaster Finish
PITTSBURGH CORNING
GLASS BLOCK UNIT

EIFS MORTAR
METAL FLASHING ASPHALT EMULSION
VISTABRIK® SOLID GLASS BLOCK SURFACE FINISH
MORTAR 4" CONC SILL
ASPHALT EMULSION
FLOOR FINISH

STOOL

SOLID BLOCKING
STL TUBE (PCD 241) Sill – Interior Concrete Floor Slab
EXT GRADE SHEATHING
INT FINISH
STL STUD FRAMING

(PCD 051) Sill – Solid Glass Block in


Steel Stud Wall with Synthetic Plaster Finish

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TYPICAL CONSTRUCTION DETAILS STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
PREMIERE SERIES FINISHING UNITS DETAILS DIVISION 4 – MASONRY, SECTION 04270 GLASS UNIT
53/4" MORTAR MASONRY 5. Mortar should be mixed and
PART 1 – GENERAL applied in accordance with the
recommendations of Pittsburgh
37/8" 1.01 Summary Corning Corporation. See Mortar
53/4"
This specification has been prepared Materials.
by Pittsburgh Corning Corporation 6. Design and installation of glass
PITTSBURGH CORNING
1 4"
/ GLASS BLOCK UNIT using generally accepted and block projects should be done by
HEDRON ® CORNER BLOCK
appropriate technical information but whole units since cutting glass
HORIZ PANEL is not intended to be solely relied block is not recommended.
REINFORCING
upon for the specification design or
PITTSBURGH CORNING technical applications. Having no 1.06 Submittals
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
control over the elements of design, A. Product Data
37/8"
installation, workmanship or site Submit two (2) copies of
conditions, Pittsburgh Corning manufacturer’s literature and two
(PCD 155) Glass Block at Corner – Plan
assumes that the actual design choices (2) copies of manufacturer’s
and installation will be made by installation instructions.
PITTSBURGH CORNING persons trained and qualified in the B. Samples
7 3/4" GLASS BLOCK UNIT
appropriate disciplines. Therefore, 1.Submit two (2) glass block units
ENDBLOCK™ OR ENCURVE® UNIT
Pittsburgh Corning disclaims all of each type specified, showing
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING
liability potentially arising from the size, design and pattern of faces.
use or misuse of this specification. 2.Submit representative samples
3 7/8" of (panel reinforcing), (panel
1.02 Section Includes anchors), (expansion strips),
A. Glass Block Units, hollow or solid and (sealant).
MORTAR
B. Integral Joint Reinforcement C Test Reports —
C. Mortar Fire Tests
(PCD 156) EndBlock™ or
ENCURVE® Finishing Block – Plan 1.03 Related Sections Submit documents verifying glass
A. Steel Channels block units are classified for a 3/4, 1
B. Sills, lintels, jambs or 11/2-hour fire exposure according
C. Sealant (caulk) to ASTM E163, Underwriters
D. Packing Material Laboratories of Canada CAN 4-
S106-M80 or UL® 9 “Fire Tests of
/8 "

PITTSBURGH CORNING 1.04 References


37

GLASS BLOCK UNIT


A. ASTM A82—Spec. for Cold Drawn Window Assemblies.” All such
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING Steel Wire glass block unit cartons shall carry
B. ASTM A153—Class B-2, Spec. appropriate UL® labels.
MORTAR
Zinc Coating (Hot dip) on iron and 1.07 Storage and Protection
steel hardware (Canada same) A. Store unopened cartons of glass
C. ASTM C144, Spec. for Aggregate block in a clean, cool, dry area.
2
1 4

for Masonry (Canada – A179-94) B. Protect opened cartons of glass


/
"

TRIDRON 45º BLOCK® UNIT D. ASTM C150, Spec. for block against windblown rain or
Portland Cement (Canada – water run-off with tarpaulins or
CAN/CSA-A5-93) plastic covering.
2 1/4"

E. ASTM E163, Fire Test of Window 1.08 Project/Site Conditions


Assemblies (equivalent to UL® 9
1 /4

A. Do not install glass block units


1
"

and CAN 4-S106-M80) when temperature is 40°F (4°C)


F. ASTM C207, Spec. for Hydrated and falling. Maintain the
Lime for Masonry Purposes temperature of glass unit masonry
(Canada same) above 40°F (4°C) for the first 48
(PCD 157) TRIDRON 45º Block® Unit – Plan G. ASTM C270, Spec. for Mortar for hours after construction.
Unit Masonry (Canada – A179-94)
H.ASTM D1187, Type II—Spec. for 1.09 Warranty
PERIODICALLY CUT THE INNERMOST Asphalt-Base Emulsions (For Metal A. Pittsburgh Corning Corporation
PARALLEL WIRE AND BEND THE Surfaces) offers a limited 5-year warranty on
REINFORCING TO ACCOMMODATE
THE CURVATURE OF THE WALL. I. ASTM D1227, Type III—Spec. for Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block
53 units.
/4 " Emulsified Asphalt (For Porous
Surfaces)
1.05 System Description
2 2 1/2º
Knowledge of the following basic
PART 2 – PRODUCTS
information is essential for proper 2.01 Acceptable Manufacturers
installation of Pittsburgh Corning A. The drawings and specifications are
Glass Block units: based on catalog data,
4

specifications and products of


1 2

1. Glass block panels shall not be


/
"
R

designed to support structural Pittsburgh Corning Corporation


12 "

loads. and designate the type and quality


2. Maximum deflection of structural of work intended under this
16 R
"
ARQUE® BLOCK UNIT
members supporting glass block section.
panels shall not exceed L/600 1.Products of other manufactures
3. Sills of all panels must be painted proposed as equivalent quality
(PCD 158) PITTSBURGH CORNING with a heavy coat of asphalt must be submitted through the
GLASS BLOCK UNIT
ARQUE® Block Unit – Plan emulsion and must dry for two bidding contractors for written
hours before first mortar bed is approval of the architect ten days
HORIZ PANEL REINFORCING
placed. prior to the bid date.
4. Provision for expansion and 2.Supporting technical data,
movement must be made at jambs samples, published specifications
and heads of all panels. Mortar and the like must be submitted
3 7/8" must not bridge expansion spaces. for comparison.

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3.Contractor shall warrant that F. Packing (Backer Rods): 3.02 Installation J. Strike joints smooth while mortar
proposed substitutions, if polyethylene foam, neoprene, A. Cover sill area with a heavy coat of is still plastic and before final set.
accepted, will provide fibrous glass or equal as approved asphalt emulsion. Allow emulsion Remove surplus mortar from faces
performance equivalent to the by sealant manufacturer. to dry at least 2 hours before of glass blocks and wipe dry. (See
materials specified herein. 2.04 Mortar Materials placing mortar. Section 3.03). Tool joints smooth
4.These specifications have been Mortar: Type S in accordance with B. Where panel anchors are used at and concave before mortar takes
developed by Pittsburgh Corning ASTM C270. Mortar shall be 1 part jambs and heads in lieu of channel final set. At this time, remove and
Corporation based on extensive Portland Cement, 1/2 part lime, and or chase surrounds, install panel clean out all excess mortar from
tests of panels composed of sand equal to 21/4 to 3 times the anchors in the same joints (16 jambs, head and other locations.
Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block amount of cementitious material inches o.c. maximum) where panel K. After final mortar set
masonry units manufactured by (cement plus lime), all measured by reinforcing will be laid. Panel (approximately 24 hours), install
Pittsburgh Corning Corporation. volume. (For exterior glass block anchors are to be embedded a packing tightly between glass block
These specifications do not apply panels, an integral type waterproofer minimum of 12" into the mortar panel and jamb and head locations.
to panels made from glass block should be added to the mortar mix.) joints. Leave space for sealant.
masonry units produced by any No antifreeze compounds or C. Place or adhere expansion strips to L. Apply sealant evenly to the full
other manufacturer. accelerators allowed. jambs and head. Make certain depth of recesses as indicated on
2.02 Glass Block Units NOTE: All model building codes also expansion strip extends to sill and the drawings and in accordance
A. Glass block units, nominally _____ accept the use of Type N mortar. covers leg of panel anchor which is with the manufacturers’ application
inch x _____ inch x _____ inch attached to jambs and head. manual and instructions.
thick shall be partially evacuated 1.Portland Cement: Type 1 in D. Set a full mortar bed joint, applied M.All exterior glass block panels shall
hollow units made of clear, accordance with ASTM C150. to sill. be well sealed to prevent water entry.
colorless glass with a polyvinyl If a waterproof Portland E. Set lower course of block. Maintain
Cement is used, the integral type
3.03 Cleaning
butyral edge coating. a uniform joint width of 1/4 to 3/8 A. Remove surplus mortar from the
Pattern type: waterproofer shall be omitted. inch plus or minus 1/8 inch. All faces of the glass block at the time
____________________________. (Masonry Cement is not mortar joints must be full and not joints are struck or tooled. Mortar
recommended.) furrowed. Steel tools must not be
B. Solid glass units, nominally _____ should be removed while it is still
Color:_________________ used to tap blocks into position.
inch x _____ inch x _____ thick plastic using a clean, wet sponge or
made of clear colorless glass with a 2.Lime: Type S, in accordance with (Place a rubber crutch tip on end of an ordinary household scrub brush
polyvinyl butyral edge coating. ASTM C207. Shall be a pressure- trowel to tap block into position.) with stiff bristles.
Pattern type: VISTABRIK® Solid hydrated dolomitic lime, Do not realign, tap or otherwise B. Do not use harsh cleaners, acids (of
Glass Block. provided that not less than 92% move block after initial placement. any strength), abrasives or alkaline
of all the active ingredients are For VISTABRIK® Solid Glass Block
NOTE: Pittsburgh Corning materials while cleaning glass
completely hydrated. units, typical mortar joint is 3/8
Corporation offers a polyvinyl butyral block. Never use a wire brush to
edge coating for better bonding and to 3.Sand: A clean, white quartzite or inch. Special VISTABRIK® spacers remove mortar from glass block
provide for an expansion/contraction silica type, essentially free of iron that provide a 3/8 inch thick mortar surfaces.
mechanism for each block. compounds, in accordance with joint are available. C. Final mortar removal is
ASTM C144, not less than 100% F. Install panel reinforcing every 16
2.03 Accessories accomplished with a clean, wet
passing a No. 8 sieve. inches o.c. maximum in the
A. Panel Reinforcing: two parallel sponge or cloth. Rinse sponge or
4.Integral Type Water-repellent: horizontal mortar joints and in cloth frequently in clean water to
9 gauge wires either 15/8 inch or Stearate type by Sonneborn joints immediately above and remove abrasive particles that
2 inch on center with electrically Building Products (Hydrocide below all openings within panels. could scratch glass surfaces. Allow
butt-welded crosswires spaced at Powder, 1-800-243-6739), or Run reinforcing continuously from any remaining film on the block to
regular intervals, hot dipped equal. Note: Add hydrocide end to end of panels. Lap dry to a powder.
galvanized after welding, by powder to dry mortar mix. Do reinforcing not less than 6 inches D. After all sealants, caulking, etc.,
Pittsburgh Corning Corporation. not add powder to wet mortar whenever it is necessary to use have been applied, remove excess
B. Panel Anchors: 20 gauge perforated mix. more than one length. NOTE: In
steel strips 24 inches long by 13/4 caulking materials with commercial
5.External Type Water proofer: corrosive atmospheres, (i.e. saline solvents such as xylene, toluene,
inches wide, hot dipped galvanized Water based silane sealer type by air, chlorine air, etc.), the use of
after perforation, by Pittsburgh mineral spirits or naptha and
Sonneborn Building Products stainless steel channels, reinforcing follow with normal wash and rinse.
Corning Corporation. (HYDROZO ENVIROSEAL™ and panel anchors should be
C. Expansion Strips: made of Be careful not to damage caulking
20, 1-800-243-6739). Note: considered. For VISTABRIK® Solid by overgenerous application of
polyethylene foam with a thickness Remove excess sealer from glass Glass Block, use 15/8 inch wide
of 3/8 inch, by Pittsburgh Corning strong solvents. Comply with
surfaces soon after application. reinforcing (same as Thinline™ solvent manufacturers’ directions on
Corporation. Series glass block). Do not bridge label for toxicity and flammability
D. Asphalt Emulsion: a water-based PART 3 – EXECUTION expansion joints with reinforcing. warnings.
asphalt emulsion, by Karnak Install reinforcing as follows:
Chemical Corp. (Karnak 100, 3.01 Preparation E. Final cleaning of glass block panels
• Place lower half of mortar in bed is accomplished after they are
1-800-526-4236), or equal. A. Verify that (channels), (panel
joint. Do not furrow. completely installed. Wait until
E. Sealant (caulk): non-staining, anchors) have been provided at
head and jambs for the purpose of • Press panel reinforcing into panels are not exposed to direct
waterproof mastic, (silicone), place.
providing panel support within the sunlight. Start at the top of the
(urethane), ( _____________ ) type. • Cover panel reinforcing with
opening. panel and wash with generous
Below is a list of the toll-free upper half of mortar bed and amounts of clean water. Dry all
telephone numbers of the B. Mix all mortar components to a
consistency that is drier than trowel smooth. Do not furrow. water from the glass block surface.
Technical Departments of the G. Place full mortar bed for joints not Change cloth frequently to
following sealant manufacturers: mortar for ordinary masonry.
Retempering the mortar after it has requiring panel reinforcing – do not eliminate dried mortar particles
• Dow Corning Corporation, furrow. Maintain uniform joint or aggregate that could scratch the
taken its initial set shall not be
1-800-248-2481 in Midland, MI width. glass surface. To remove the dry
permitted. Do not use antifreeze
• General Electric, 1-800-255-8886, compounds or accelerators. H.Set succeeding courses of block. powder from the glass surfaces,
in Waterford, NY Spaces at head of panel and jambs use a clean, dry, soft cloth. For
C. Freshly mixed mortar may create
• Sonneborn Building Products, skin irritation. Avoid direct must remain free of mortar for stubborn or hard to remove
1-800-243-6739 in Minn., MN contact where possible and wash caulking with sealant. powder or stains, the use of an
• Tremco Incorporated, exposed skin areas promptly with I. Use only wooden or rubber tipped “extra fine” steel wool (grades 000
1-800-321-7906 in Beachwood, water. If any mortar gets into the tools when tapping glass blocks or 0000) is suggested. Try this first
OH Below is information on the eyes, rinse immediately with water into place. in an unobtrusive area.
fire retardant sealant used on and get prompt medical attention.
glass block fire tests:
• Fyre-Sil Silicone Sealant (for fire-
rated construction), by Tremco,
Inc. (1-800-321-7906)

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RESIDENTIAL PRODUCTS
PITTSBURGH CORNING GLASS
BLOCK SHOWER SYSTEMS
New, easy-to-install Pittsburgh
LightWise® Windows give you the beauty Corning Glass Block Shower
and durability of real glass block and less Systems are available with all
installation. LightWise® Windows make installing of the major components
glass block windows easier than ever before. needed to build one of these
bright beautiful showers.
pre-drilled
nailing fin
for easy THE WALK-IN
installation double bead of pressure-applied Features/Benefits
silicone sealant for weather resistance
All Pittsburgh Corning Shower
custom vinyl Systems are pre-designed to
frame with made with real
welded corners 8" x 8" x 2" include:
for structural Pittsburgh Corning
integrity Glass Block • Premiere Series Glass Block
• Customized Acrylic Base
easy to clean,
scratch- • Doors
resistant face
• Detailed Installation
Instructions and Bill of
sealed on
weep holes exterior Materials to Simplify
and interior
Ordering and Installation
premium structural THE CLASSIC
silicone sealant for positive
water and wind barrier
Single Source of Supply
All components are available
This new, lighter weight through local distributors and
design (2" thick glass select home centers (through
block), means LightWise® special order). Individual
Windows are even easier components are also sold
to install: just place in the separately.
opening and fasten along
the built-in nailing fins.
THE NEO ANGLE

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Corning Glass Block, you receive located in Pittsburgh, is available
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guidance unavailable from any design assistance, and plan specifications, installation details, literature,
other glass block producer. review. Please call the Pittsburgh
continuing education, case histories, and much more information
Corning Glass Block Resource
Pittsburgh Corning Representative Center, 1-800-624-2120. on how to design with Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block products.
and Distributor Assistance
Services are available through Pittsburgh Corning
your local Pittsburgh Corning Glass Block Resource Center The information contained herein is accurate and reliable to the best of our knowledge. But, because Pittsburgh Corning
Corporation has no control over installation workmanship, accessory materials, or conditions of application, NO EXPRESS OR
Representative and Distributor. From your first inquiry, IMPLIED WARRANTY OF AN KIND, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS MADE as
They will arrange for drawing information is readily available to the performance of an installation containing Pittsburgh Corning products. In no event shall Pittsburgh Corning be liable for
any damages arising because of product failure, whether incidental, special, consequential or punitive, regardless of the theory
review and technical guidance, to you, toll-free from anywhere in of liability upon which any such damages are claimed. Pittsburgh Corning Corporation provides written warranties for many of
full sample selection, professional the continental United States and it’s products, and such warranties take precedence over the statements contained herein.
installation, on-site assistance, Canada. Our Resource Center,
and provide technical support after 1-800-624-2120, is your initial
the job is completed, if needed. channel for literature requests and
answers to technical questions.

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