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Stiff PVB and Annealed Laminated Glass for Freestanding Balustrades with Respect to National Standards in Europe
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| Cantilevered laminated glass balustrades supported by bearing in continuous base shoes are among the most ordinary applications of structural glass.
| Contemporary architectural transparency (understood as the optical property of the material) is constantly being redefined and, over the last decade, new design trends have developed related to transparent façades in architecture.
| As a modern society, we’re spending about 90% of our time indoors – at home, in offices or commuting. How is it possible to get access to daylight, when we can’t naturally be outside? By making buildings more transparent.
| Glass balustrades are a common application of laminated glass, wherein the glass panel acts as a structural member that is required to sustain lateral design loads as stipulated by building regulations.
| It is estimated that 100 million to 1 billion birds a year perish due to collisions with glass.(1-2) In North America, some communities have enacted legislation aimed at protecting birds by calling for the design and installation of birdsafe glazing.
| Structural, architectural and installation demands must all be considered in glass structures. The best solutions do not form a compromise between these demands but integrate them into one solution.
| This contribution is an excerpt of the journal publication by Louter et al. 2018. It explores the potential of thin glass for architectural applications and reports on two thin glass concepts.
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| The Glass structure of the West Balustrade in Eleftherias Square Nicosia Cyprus presented a challenge to Pentagonal in terms of 3D modelling, special glass fittings fabric, glass production, installation and testing.
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| This article reviews the history and current status of Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG), and discusses future possibilities for this technology.
| Glass has entered the sustainability vernacular in a big way, which is great news for builders.
| Incidents in Melbourne of ‘spontaneous’ glass breakage are more about the construction industry forgetting the lessons of the past than ‘cheap’ Chinese imports.
| Borosilicate glass, in particular, is extremely well-suited for 3D printing processes in a range of applications.
| When it comes to safety glass, there are generally two options that architects and designers of today will tend specify: toughened glass and laminated glass.
| Glass canopies are a common design element added to homes and commercial buildings around the world, whether they’re new or old.
| With a sophisticated, modern appeal and the long-lasting promise of this highly durable building material, adding a glass canopy over the front door can create just the right finish for your build.
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| A glass balustrade can transform your stairs, landing or balcony into a thing of beauty.
| If you’re looking to create an eye-catching and unique design feature, decorative glass is a really effective and attention-grabbing way to do it.
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