August 23, 2016

When Broken’s Beautiful: Recycling Glass to Make Functional Art Pieces

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Giroux Glass’ Fresno branch did exactly this when building a new conference room table from a defective piece of glass we removed at a recent project of ours. On the 5th floor of the new Madera County Courthouse in the “high roof” area (the topmost section of glass), a roughly 650 lb. tempered glass lite shattered three months after it was installed. The glass spontaneously burst from a combination of nickel sulfide inclusions in the glass and temperature changes once in its final, installed position. The shattering called for immediate removal and repair by a team of [...]