Tool helps architects specify glass

PPG Industries has announced that its Architectural Glass Configurator is now available as a downloadable desktop widget for Windows and Mac computers. The desktop widget is the latest in a series of mobile and Web-based tools PPG has introduced recently to make it easier for architects to research and specify products whether they are traveling, in the office or at home.

The glass configurator helps architects to identify the best architectural glass for their projects by enabling them to view and compare the aesthetics and performance data of every PPG glass product, including high-performance tinted glasses, ultra-clear STARPHIRE(R) glass, and energy-efficient passive and solar control, low-emissivity glasses such as SUNGATE(R) and SOLARBAN(R) products. The online tool has been used more than 200,000 times since it was launched in 2010, and it currently attracts more than 10,000 visitors per month.

By downloading the configurator widget directly to their computers, architects can access and compare glass products even when they don’t have Internet access. To download the widget, architects must download the YAHOO!(R) Widgets application, and then download the WinZip file for the PPG Glass Configurator Widget by clicking on “IDEASCAPES TOOLS” on the home page and then on “Glass Configurator Widget” in the list that appears.

You can  watch demonstration videos of all the online glass specification tools available from PPG on YouTube.