Glass in Building: Principles, Applications, Examples

Glass in Building: Principles, Applications, Examples


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034601320
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Weller is a professor of structural theory and director of the Institute for Construction at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the TU Dresden (Dresden University of Technology). Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Stefan Unnewehr, Dipl.-Ing. Silke Tasche, and Dipl.-Ing. Kristina Härth are research associates at the Institute for Construction at the TU Dresden.

Table of Contents


Basic glass and derived products

11 The material glass

13 Manufacturing the basic products

14 Sheet glass treatments

19 Further glass products

Glasses for special requirements

21 Sound insulation

24 Safety, security

26 Fire protection

29 Thermal insulation and solar control

Designing with glass

33 Optics and perception

38 Structural concepts

43 Vertical glazing

46 Glazing as a safety barrier

49 Overhead glazing

53 Glazing for foot traffic

54 Glazing for limited foot traffic

55 Safety of glass in circulation zones

Constructing with glass

60 Clamp fixings

64 Drilled fixings

68 Bonded fixings

Building legislation provisions

73 An overview of German legislation

74 Building products of glass

76 Forms of construction with glass

78 Non-regulated building products and forms of construction

81 Experimental tests for glass constructions

Examples of the use of building with glass

83 Overview

84 Museum in Kansas City

86 Liesborn Abbey Museum

88 Mixed commercial and residential building in Aarau

90 Production building in Hettenshausen

92 Glass museum in Toledo

94 Overhead glazing to refectory and president’s office at

Technische Universität Dresden

96 “Schubert Club Band Shell” concert pavilion in Minnesota

98 Glass staircase in Paris

100 Dutch embassy in Berlin


103 Glossary, standards and directives,

bibliography, manufacturers and associations

109 Index

111 Picture credits

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