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Competition is the main reason that motivates people to come up with unique ideas. Every building owner would want their structure to stand out in a crowd. And for this end, they hire the best engineer who can design a new and innovative structure. One way to bring in unique appeal to your building is by adopting structural glazing system.
In layman terms, structural glazing means curtain wall of glass. This advanced modern innovation allows building owners to have huge glass windows as walls. Under structural glazing, the glass walls are bonded directly into the building. The good news of structural glazing method is that in the process of installing the glass or anchoring it to the building no obstructions are used. The glass walls are joined to the building frame either by using strong silicon sealant or attached by means of rods or cables joined to aluminum plates.
Structural glazing design is an example of healthy living, which has been adopted by building owners worldwide. The structural glazing design gives buildings a clean and sleek look. This enhances the overall appeal of the building making it unique. Aluminum structural glazing is better as it doesn’t corrode and also aluminum is environment-friendly. Sealants used in bonding the glass to structure are specially designed for this purpose. Use of such sealants in structural glazing transfer the wind flow on to the structure and thereby withstand thermal pressure. Further, Glass panels used in structural glazing that are independent will provide safety to the building.
For effective installation of structural glazing you need some kind of accessories to support the structure. Apart from silicon sealant, you need other accessories such as mullion, transoms, setting blocks and location blocks. Mullions are used to transfer the load of a curtain wall and transoms are strengthening crossbars provided in between mullions. Apart from this setting and location blocks are used to provide support to the glass to prevent its movement.