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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
| This paper presents an evaluation of the use of annealed laminated glass incorporating the stiffer PVB interlayers.
| Cantilevered laminated glass balustrades supported by bearing in continuous base shoes are among the most ordinary applications of structural glass.
| Over the past few years London has enjoyed a building boom seeing a large number of developments particularly in the residential and commercial office sectors.
| 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.
| 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.
| Extended abstract (The complete contribution will be published in the Glass Structures & Engineering journal).
| 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.
| Arup are consulting engineers for a series of recent projects involving curved glass: The High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas and a revolving feature lift for the new Louis Vuitton townhouse in London.
| A modular system allows you to create a larger design by joining glass panels together in a line.
| All offices must be well ventilated. To meet increasingly stringent Health and Safety regulations, a continuous supply of fresh air is necessary.
| Condensation is regarded as a problem associated with old and new windows. Commonly seen on the inside pane of glazing, new high performance sealed units and windows have resulted in condensation sometimes forming on the outside pane.
| With the myriad of glass type available now, it is often confusing what to choose in terms of safety, thermal and solar performance and balancing cost with the benefits on offer.
| Structural glass can be used as a fantastic alternative to a traditional façade system.
| Incidents in Melbourne of ‘spontaneous’ glass breakage are more about the construction industry forgetting the lessons of the past than ‘cheap’ Chinese imports.
| 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.
| What relevance do British Standards have on the specification of partitions?
| In a building, light has both form and function – from the intimate restaurant to the intensity of a hospital theatre; from the serenity of a cathedral to the floodlit arena of a football stadium. Light possesses absolute functionality with the power to change ambience and transform mood.
| The term ‘Wind Load’ is used to refer to any pressures or forces that the wind exerts on a building or structure. There are actually three types of wind forces that would be exerted on a building.
| There are an increasing amount of products available that offer varying degrees of natural daylight and most will be familiar with smaller scale skylights, rooflights or roof windows.
| Advances in glass manufacturing processes mean there has never been more choice when it comes to the fire glass market.
| When you install rooflights, you’re adding a host of benefits to your home. Rooflights can be installed in tight spaces where traditional windows cannot, they flood rooms with natural light and can be tailored to fitted in any home, in a wide variety of styles too.
| Double glazing is the practice of using two panes of glazing within your home’s windows as opposed to one.
| Skylights are a great way of letting that sunshine and natural light flood into your home.
| Switchable glass offers a privacy solution with a surface that is easy to clean and maintain.