A structural glass facade is a glass wall in which the glass itself is part of the building structure. The fundamental technology of structural facade systems has undergone a transition over the past decade from an emergent, experimental building form to a mature, fully robust technology. Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures documents, defines, and categorizes the current state of the art in long-span glass facade design and construction, with a focus on structural systems, glass cladding options, and implementation strategies for innovative design. A comparative analysis of these various systems is included, along with designs and design practices for enhancing transparency; engineering issues; material , process and fabrication considerations; installation means and methods; and project delivery strategies for implementing innovative building technology in today's construction marketplace. The reader will find information here that is not available together in any single resource.
Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1 Context: Glass and Structure. 2 Glass and Glazing Systems. 3 Linear Structural Systems. 4 Space Structures and Gridshells. 5 Cable Structures. 6 Glass as a Structural Material. 7 LA Live Tower. Podium Facades Los Angeles, California. 8 Suvarnabhumi Bangkok. International Airport (SBIA). Main Terminal Building (MTB) Facade Bangkok, Thailand. 9 Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. Santa Monica, California. 10 300 New Jersey Avenue. (51 Louisiana Avenue) Atrium Enclosure Washington, D.C. 11 Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center. New York Presbyterian Hospital New York City. 12 Strasbourg Railway Station Multimodal Hub. Strasbourg, France. 13 Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. Los Angeles, California. 14 Richard J. Klarcheck Information Commons, Loyola University. Chicago, Illinois. 15 Newseum. Cable Mullion Facade Washington, D.C. 16 Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. New York City. 17 TKTS Booth and Revitalization of Father Duffy Square. The Glass Grandstand New York City. Endnotes. Figure Credits. Index.