An all glass façade utilizes the strength of the glass to provide a building enclosure without obstructing views with framing. The glass is typically retained with stainless steel fittings within the field of the glass and supported by glass fins, steel cables or other cross sections for lateral resistance.
Larson Engineering is experienced with this material and style of façade. We can assist in the design of these systems by reviewing stainless steel hardware and utilizing finite element models and relevant design codes to establish the structural adequacy of the glass.
Point supported glass façades and glass canopies
Structural design of cable walls
Glass fin wall design
Glass handrail design
All glass and point supported system design including seismic forces and movements
National and international projects
Over 35 years of structural design for curtain wall systems
Preliminary system review and design development
Structural design of glass
Finite element modeling of glass panels
Stainless steel hardware review
Design in hurricane impact regions
Designs to resist seismic loads and review of the movement capability
Seismic movement capability review
Structural calculations submittal package
Structural design assistance with field installation issues and on-site structural modifications
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Keith Quick, P.E.
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