glass-facade

 

Glass is no longer just “a window material.” Modern engineering in conjunction with scientific advancements are allowing it to enhance the quality of living quality, aesthetics and the environment.

 

Long gone are the days where the use of glass as a building element was a square sheet in a small aperture of a steel, concrete or timber facade.

 

These days, structural glazing systems result in a completely clean, transparent flush curtain wall that can be tailored to achieve particular acoustic, thermal and photo chromatic outcomes.

 

Point supported engineered glass systems are the most transparent systems on the market today and can be engineered for any opening or facade. Externally they have silicone joints, but internally they are supported by engineered glass fins and held in place by steel corner fittings which together transfer deadloads and windloads back to the structure.

 

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by Stephen Smith LL.B., B.Ec. | SOURCEABLE