Published January 1, 2002
by ASTM International .
Written in English
|Contributions||Valerie L. Block (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||173|
Structural Use of Glass in Buildings Paperback – Decem by Institution of Structural Engineers (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, Decem "Please retry" $ $ $Author: Institution of Structural Engineers. Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings Congresses: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Symposium on the Use of Glass in Buildings (1st: Pittsburgh, Pa.). The book is an attempt to focus on comprehensive guidelines for use of glass in buildings. It covers: *Evolution of glass to the present state, *Glass types with their properties and uses, *Selection of glass for specific applications and uses, *Determination of thickness of glass used in exteriors of buildings, *Safe use of glass in interiors, *Prevalent glazing systems, *'Do's and 'Don'ts' about . Introduction on use of glass in moder n buildings 13 January ICOM The glazing might break, but shall stay in position after breakage without falling down. testing of a fire-.
Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: O'Regan, C. Structural use of glass in buildings. (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: C O'Regan; Institution of . Guidance for structural engineers and construction industry professionals experienced in more traditional materials - providing an insight into design methodology, specification, materials and techniques in the design and construction of glass structures. Glass can make the structure look more stunning, sophisticated and adds beauty to the building. Glass can give a complete aesthetical look to the whole structure. In addition to the traditional benefits of using large glazed areas, glass is also used by the architects for obvious aesthetic reasons. Description: More and more glass is being used in buildings. It is no longer considered a fragile material. It is recyclable and affordable. Glass is available in a wide range of architectural, structural, optical and acoustical properties to address the varying requirements of buildings. Knowledge.
glass has historically given an aesthetic quality to architecture like no other material. It gives a building the ability to change, to move, and to create certain environments. The way in which light transmits through a piece of glass in building can be a powerful design tool for an architect. Glass blocks were patented in as a way to keep the light coming in while allowing privacy. Glass blocks were constructed with two panes of glass set in a frame with a gap between the panes. Introduction. Building with glass This book deals with the use of glass in building as an architectural and engineering discipline. As such, it is concerned with research into the use of glass . On the more liberal side is glass guru Jan Wurm, a materials designer in the London office of engineering firm Arup (), whose book, Glass Structures: Design and Construction of Self-Supporting Skins, outlines a case for more use of glass in load-bearing situations. Wurm suggests that glass plates and beams actually offer a great load capacity due to the fact that they are .