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Glass Structure - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/glass-applications/glass-structure

Glass Structure The world’s leading structural glass system, Pilkington Planar™ opens up vast possibilities for architects, allowing them to create a complete glass envelope for buildings with frameless façades on any plane.. Support structures, located internally or externally, can use glass mullions, a conventional steel construction or the revolutionary Pilkington Planar™ Tension ...

Structural Glazing - Pilkington - First in Glass

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/architects/types-of-glass/structural-glazing

Overview Pilkington Planar™ systems remain the world’s market leader for structural glazing systems.With its unrivalled stability and safety, this innovative product allows architects to build entire structures out of glass, allowing architects design flexibility to create bright and highly attractive working environments, with more light and a greater feeling of space.

European/British Standards and Codes of Practice

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Part 1: Glass products for structural sealant glazing systems supported and unsupported monolithic and multiple glazing; Part 2: Assembly rules; BS EN 13024: Glass in building – Thermally toughened borosilicate safety glass. Part 1: Definition and Description; Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard ; BS EN 13541: Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of ...

System Components - Pilkington - First in Glass

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System Components Pilkington Planar™ lets you design the buildings of the future; using large glass façades to create stunningly attractive working environments with more light and a greater feeling of space.The Pilkington Planar™ system comprises glass, fittings and support structure.Each element has an array of options enabling the best possible solution to be realised no matter what ...

Appearance of Glass - Pilkington

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The principle area of importance for glass is the range between Ultraviolet and Infrared rays representing daylight or visible light. Energy can exist in many forms including heat, light, chemical, nuclear, mechanical, and electrical which can be transformed from one form to another. The two important energy states in respect to glass are: Heat; Light ; About Glass. Chemistry of Glass; The ...

Glass Strength - Pilkington

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The structure is not regular as it would be if it were liquid. The network of bonds prevent the glass from being ductile. The ingredients for glass are not transparent and it is the melting of these products that creates new bonds. As the glass cools the ingredients are locked together before they can resume their original structures. The notion that glass is a supercooled liquid is a misnomer ...

The Good Glass Guide - Pilkington - First in Glass

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Etching glass can provide repeating patterns such as the Pilkington Oriel Collection range of designs, or you can commission works of art in glass. Public house windows were a popular use for etched glass in the past that served as advertising and a privacy screen. Glass structures/Glass box structures 1. Do I need to get planning permission ...

Structural Glazing - Pilkington - First in Glass

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/news-insights/archived-blogs/structural-glazing

Structural glazing is most commonly used for new building projects but it can also be useful when restoring an older property as we noted a few weeks back in our piece about the Holburne Museum. This week we are going to look at the restoration of older buildings and highlight some of our favourite examples of buildings that have employed glass to enhance the historical ruins of long unused ...

Glazing Benefits to Sustainable Buildings - First in Glass

https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/news-insights/archived-blogs/glazing-benefits-to-sustainable-buildings

Glass can be considered a unique building material because of its adaptability and strength. Its ability to transmit daylight as well as open up originally closed off structures, helps provide architects and specifiers with resource that can heavily influence, not only the exterior, but also the interior qualities of a building. After having analysed the positive impact of daylight in ...

An Architect Who Revolutionised Glass in Architecture

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Skilfully projecting the impression of a curved glass shape from the ground up, Foster’s design in reality only boasts one piece of curved glass – the lens-shaped cap at the very top of the building. The structure encompasses a grid of steel triangles, slotted together to allow the glass to spiral around, achieving the effect of a wholly curved construction.