Installation photos of a recent San Francisco project, Embarcadero Center 1, using the CaptiveHook® Seismic wall mounting system.
Across four of the Embarcadero Center’s buildings, the lobbies are being repositioned with a cohesive feel that creates a unified theme throughout. A key part of that design theme is large-format glass cladding. A seismically rated wall mounting system was essential.
After a 2018 visit to the Fresno testing site (see above), CaptiveHook® became the only glass wall-mounting system to earn the distinction of being rated AAMA 501.6 compliant.
“We have a high level of confidence in the performance of CaptiveHook® as a system that meets all architectural and structural constraints,” says Phil Khalil, Principal of engineering firm Eckersley O’Callaghan & Partners. “Achieving a system to accommodate some of the highest seismic loads and inelastic seismic movements in the world using innovative hidden seismic restraint mechanisms is unmatched with current glass-cladding systems. The AAMA certification definitively confirms CaptiveHook®’s performance.”
Designing lobbies & interiors with glass walls and ceilings can be challenging. Our patented CaptiveHook® solution was developed in collaboration with glaziers and stamped by Eckersley O’Callaghan Engineers. Our single-source system for wall mounting allows you to mount glass panels of any dimensions – up to and beyond +85sf/ +500lbs – and it’s AAMA 501/6 compliant (seismically rated).
Re-imagine façade possibilities, from the in-your-face to the invisible. Whether you need metallics, pearlescents, varying translucency levels, color gradients, or digitally printed graphic interlayers, our in-house printing division can match your vision.
Unforgettable design meets superior structural capabilities with McGrory’s in-house print division. Don’t sacrifice aesthetics for functionality: our range of interlayers and insulation combine decorative qualities with structural and acoustic benefits, such as noise reduction, privacy, natural light, energy efficiency and UV resistance.
Visually captivating laminated glass seamlessly infuses your interior and exterior designs with functional, long-lasting beauty. Imagine endless encapsulated possibilities you won’t find anywhere else, from logos to metallics to gradients – even shimmering, dichroic color.
When you want a stunning exterior and clear views from inside, one-way vision glass is the solution. McGrory Glass’ exclusive DotView™ one-way vision glass displays a custom surface of your choice on one side, allowing natural light in and an unobstructed view out.
DotView™ is created to order, with precision dot-on-dot printing by our in-house shop. Images and colors are rendered crisply, without blurring, and offer an unparalleled view from the inside out.
Add decorative elements to facades and exteriors with compromising client views. From custom art to color matching and metallics, we can help create the effect you need. DotView™ one-way vision glass is available with: color & metallic matching, custom graphics, dichroic pigment, and standard or custom patterns.
Our proprietary bird safety glass solution, BirdProtect™ Clear, recently approved by the American Bird Conservatory (ABC) as a preferred bird-friendly material.
BirdProtect™ Clear is visible to birds: in the video above, a UV light shows the encapsulated pattern. BirdProtect™ Clear has a Material Threat (MT) Score of 19.
McGrory Glass is committed to the environment and sustainability. The 2.2 acre solar paneled roof of our main warehouse brought McGrory recognition as one of the first major glass fabrication companies to hit net zero energy consumption. Our Green Committee, led by Senior Architectural Sales Representative and LEED Certified expert Mike Hunkin, is always looking for ways to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact.
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