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| Traditional uses of glass have been reinvented by two architectural firms, who artfully use glass and interlayers to achieve very different design goals.
| According to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), glass collisions claim the lives of up to a billion birds annually in the U.S.
| A comprehensive numerical investigation was carried out to understand the mechanical behavior of cold-bent insulating glass units during the bending process. The aim is to derive a basic understanding of the mechanical behavior of an IGU during the…
| In this paper we will look at the potential of what is now a commonly used component in facade design - a load-bearing glass wall panel.
| The world of constructions and building envelope has been evolving in recent years and the curtain wall has become the main expression of the architects’ imagination.
| 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.
| 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.
| In this paper the mechanical and application properties of Sikaflex®-268, a high performance polyurethane adhesive are presented and compared to Sikasil® SG-500, a typical silicone adhesive used for structural glazing applications in facades.
| Decorative glass is limitless in design, colors, patterns, textures, and offers aesthetic brilliance in countless interior applications.
| The structural sealant glazing (SSG) system was adopted in numerous skyscrapers glass facades since the mid 1980’s in Japan.
| 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.
| This paper deals with the development and construction of a novel 2,308 sqm glass tube façade engineered by Eckersley O’Callaghan (EOC) as façade consultant and turned into reality by seele.
| Sky View is a twin tower development with skybridge and skywalk observation deck located in Downtown Dubai, close walking distance from Burj Khalifa.
| In this paper, an advanced calculation method developed by Sika is presented to design SSG joints exposed to any kind of stress (tensile, shear and bending).
| This paper explores the statistical basis and methodology for the derivation of the Munich climatic load parameters, applying it to climate data for each ASHRAE climate zone in the United States.
| Minimalist windows explore the potential of structural glass to provide large sliding glass doors with extremely thin doorframes.
| Laminated glass panels installed in structurally glazed applications may not always have the full laminate glass thickness supported along its bottom edge.
| This paper will present analyses of sample rectangular double glazed IGUs with symmetrical and asymmetrical heat-strengthened and tempered glass constructions for positive and negative pressure to simulate wind loads.