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Guide to the planning of glass constructions


Innovative use of glass in architecture

Glass in buildings provides designers with fascinating creative options. It has long been used as a transparent room partition, but it can of course be so much more: Glass safeguards against crashes, protects against explosions, repels armed attacks, creates accessible areas on roofs, in stairwells and galleries, and even carries the system load within a structure. In combination with numerous finishing methods and coatings, glass also fulfils high structural requirements. This volume provides a compact, clear and descriptive overview of the basic principles governing the appropriate structural use of this ambivalent building material. The limits to its design uses are set by physics and the law: This book therefore also addresses the characteristic values of the base and finishing products as well as the building regulations. The theoretical section is completed with a selection of superbly executed projects.

- Glass products
- Building with glass
- Glass as a load-bearing structure
- Noise / fire / heat protection
- Designing with glass
- Construction law
- Selected project examples

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Weller and others, TU Dresden 

November 2009
112 pages with numerous drawings and photos.
Format 21 x 29.7 cm
ISBN 978-3-0346-0132-0