Structural use of glass in buildings (Second edition)

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Glass has, in relatively recent times, undergone significant increase in its use within our built environment, especially as a structural material. This Guide updates and revises the Institution of Structural Engineers’ well renowned and respected text Structural use of glass in buildings. Also available to purchase in PDF format.

Structural use of glass in buildings (Second edition)

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This Guide is not intended to be a code of practice, but rather a principal source of information and reference for those interested in the structural use of glass. It also provides general guidance sourced from all over the world that is based on existing good practice as a starting point from which designers can carry out further studies and research according to circumstances.

It is intended that this Guide be used by experienced structural engineers and construction industry professionals. It assumes varying degrees of prior knowledge of the structural use of glass, in order to provide an insight into design methodology, specification, materials and techniques in the design and construction of glass structures.

Like the first edition, worked examples are given throughout the Guide for the simple design of glass elements such as floor plates, beams and columns. Connection design is also considered, as connections play a significant role in the design of glass elements. Unique to this edition is the inclusion of advice on the modelling of glass structures within structural analysis computer applications to reflect the contemporary working practices with the increased reliance of such tools. This Guide also addresses some of the other issues that may influence structural behaviour, or place constraints on what can be achieved, such as extreme loading conditions and fire protection.

Additional Information

Format A4
ISBN 978-1-906335-25-0
Number of pages 106
Publication date February 2014
Publisher IStructE Ltd
Author Chris O'Regan (The Institution of Structural Engineers)