Optimising Façade Designs for Wind Loads

A façade typically represents 30 per cent of the total development cost. The taller and more complex the building becomes, the figures escalate. A key component of the cost is the thickness of glass, framing members and size of brackets – all which are largely dictated by the wind loads that the building is subjected …

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The Oval Room Bronze Mesh Laminated Glass Panelslive

When you walk towards the majestic Oval Room at The Mansion, your eyes will undoubtedly stop at the striking bronze-shimmered glass panels enveloping this beautiful architecture. What started out as a wildly imaginative design concept, now stands as the country’s largest metal-incorporated glass façade. But there’s more to these glasses than their spectacular appearance – …

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Spontaneous Breakages in Tempered Glass

Spontaneous Breakages Most of us have come across a situation where a tempered (toughened) glass has broken without a provocation or any apparent reason. Non-tempered glasses do also break and sometimes, without any visible reason. Any non-tempered glass will normally break as a single crack or multiple cracks, which develop or propagate from origin either …

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Glass and Acoustic Insulation

Somasundaram Senthilkumar, Business Head – Projects, Asahi India Glass Ltd. (AIS) No matter where it originates, from railways, aircraft or factories, noise is all around. Future trend research suggests that traffic and noise in general will only get worse. The careful and considered selection of glass can be crucial in helping to reduce noise level …

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High Performance Laminated Glass with SentryGlas® Interlayerin Frameless Glazings

Abstract Structural analysis of laminated glass has evolved significantly in recent years. However, it still remains to be a debatable subject among most façade designers and structural engineers in India. With multiple analytical approaches prevalent in the market, there are various different options of glazing available for specific projects. The simple approach of adding up …

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