PPG Industries has won a 2013 Glass Magazine Award for its Digital Glass Visualizer, a Web-based tool developed by PPG that renders virtual architectural glass in three dimensions, incorporating color, ambient light, reflectivity, viewing angles, glass thickness and other variables. It helps architects and their clients visualize how glass products will look when installed on a commercial building.
The PPG Digital Glass Visualizer is part of PPG Glass eVIEW, a multifunctional suite of online tools that enable architects, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and other professionals to construct virtual monolithic and multicavity glazing configurations using architectural glass from PPG, then to view and compare them side by side to identify the best choice for their building projects.
PPG glass products can be searched by color or according to desired aesthetic or thermal performance properties such as solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), visible light transmittance (VLT), light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio, interior and exterior reflectance and winter U-value. Once the glazing configurations are constructed and rendered, users can place them within several pre-programmed exterior building facades or interior room settings. In this way, architects and building owners can see what different configurations will look like before glass samples are ordered or on-site mock-ups are feasible, saving them time and money by expediting the glass specification process.
To determine winners, Glass Magazine submitted nominations to a panel of judges representing all areas of the glass industry, which then selected honorees in each of 15 categories. The awards recognize the best products and glass applications in the commercial, fabrication and retail markets. The PPG Digital Glass Visualizer (glasseview.ppg.com) won in the category of “Most innovative software.”
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE™
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG (ppg.com) has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).
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