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| We have seen rapid expansion in the last decade of laminated glass design using modern analytical and computational methods.
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Comparative Study of Cantilevered Laminated Glass Balustrades using Full-scale Testing, FEM, and ASTM E1300 Formulas
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Stiff PVB and Annealed Laminated Glass for Freestanding Balustrades with Respect to National Standards in Europe
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Technical Considerations and Performance of Structural Glazing Glass Façade of High-Rise Building in Extreme Climate
| This case study describes the façade performance of the 2nd tallest building in China, the Ping An International Finance Center (Ping An IFC), located in the city of Shenzhen.
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| The structural sealant glazing (SSG) system was adopted in numerous skyscrapers glass facades since the mid 1980’s in Japan.
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| This paper proposes system concepts and fabrication methods for the use of ultra-thin glass in facades.
| This paper was first presented at GPD 2019 by Nebojsa Jakica, Mikkel Kragh and Grégoire Besse.
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