Koltay Facades attends Glass & Glazing Session at Emirates Glass
Koltay Facades, the leading Façade Engineering Consultancy, was the latest guest at Emirates Glass for their full day Glass and Glazing session. The team of fifteen arrived with an impressive array of architects, facade consultants and engineers, structural engineers and researchers related to building technology.
The Glass and Glazing Session included presentations about glass manufacturing and processing and its applications in the building and construction industry. It was rounded off with a factory tour at the Emirates Glass’ processing plant in Al Quoz and practical testing sessions at the state-of-the-art laboratory of Emirates Glass. The presentations were conducted by experienced team members of Emirates Glass who explained the different properties related to glass and their importance along with the different types of glasses used for the buildings. The QA/QC team discussed the measurements and testing of optical and thermal properties of glazed panels and how each of these factors play an important role in the determination of glass selection in the Middle East. They also presented the various globally recognized standards which Emirates Glass follows and how the difference in regional conditions can affect the final results of the calculation and determination of U values and thermal insulation properties of coated glass. The QA/ QC team also explained the quality control procedures in the Emirates Glass processing plant and briefed the Koltay Facade team about the state-of-the art spectrometric testing facilities and machinery at Emirates Glass for production and testing of high performance architectural coated glass. The highlight of the day was an in-depth demonstration and discussion featuring hands-on testing and evaluation of tempered and laminated glass.
Koltay Façades was established in the UAE in 2011 by Agnes Koltay and currently has the largest specialist ‘façade only’ team in the Middle East. They have worked on some of the most important iconic landmarks in the region. In 2016, they have also established the Singapore office in response to the international demand. Koltay Façades provides façade engineering and facade access consultancy services. The team combines façades experts with architectural, structural engineering and contracting background, to cater for all client requirements from initial design through to delivery stages of projects and beyond
In 2013, Agnes Koltay was selected 91th on Construction Week’s “Power 100” list, and in the same year, Koltay Façades was shortlisted in the “Engineering Consultancy of the Year” category at the Middle East Architects Award.
Emirates Glass established in 1997, has more than two decades of history of catering not only to the local market but also to more than 20 countries across the globe. Emirates Glass is a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and is a proud manufacturer of MSVD sputter-coated high performance glass under the EmiCool® range of solar control, multi-functional Low-E and Standard Low-E glass.
These specialized and custom made training sessions organized by Emirates Glass are a representation of the company’s full commitment and collaborative approach for exchange of ideas and information between the two organizations, façade development and strive to lead in innovation, keenly taking up the challenges of complex façade structures.