Tag - Laminated Glass Technology

Science Meets Nature High Above the Grand Canyon – Trosifol

An inspired blend of creative architecture, engineering, and technology combined with innovative building materials led to the creation of a magnificent new Skywalk at Grand Canyon West’s Eagle Point in northwestern Arizona. The Grand Canyon is a destination for millions of travelers worldwide. Now visitors can step...

Laminated Glass: Creep of Unsupported Glass Pane

Laminated glass panels installed in structurally glazed applications may not always have the full laminate glass thickness supported along its bottom edge. This paper was first presented at GPD 2019 by Julia Schimmelpenningh from Eastman Chemical Company. The question of how much vertical slip or “creep” an...

Structural Behaviour of Glass Panels Under Soft-body Impact

The paper presents an overview of the work completed within the on-going research project “Structural safety of glass components” carried out at the Silesian University of Technology, Lund University and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. Source: Challenging Glass 7 Conference on Architectural and Structural...

Design & Engineering of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles

Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed a 290,000 sf museum celebrating the artistry and technology of film, becoming the world’s first museum and event space devoted to the Motion Picture. Source: Challenging Glass 7 Conference on Architectural and Structural Applications of Glass Belis, Bos &...

Physical Properties of SentryGlas® and Butacite®

Originally developed for glazing in hurricane zones, SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers are significantly stiffer than standard PVBs such as Butacite®. As a result, the laminate can either bear greater loads or – at the same load – can be reduced in glass thickness without compromising safety. STIFFNESS AND ELASTIC...

Designing Impact Glazing to Meet Tornado Performance Standards

Building code requirements for wind-borne debris protection have been in existence since the mid- 1990s, and as a result, many glazing systems have been tested and certified to these performance requirements. The performance requirements for tornado mitigation are less familiar, but interest has grown over the years...

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Made with SentryGlas®

Stunning six-string edifice strikes a chord on Hollywood, Florida skyline thanks to SentryGlas® – both inside and out. Casinos are renowned for pushing the envelope in terms of building design and the new Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida is no exception. Based around a 12.2 m (40 ft) diameter glass...

SentryGlas® at Seattle Space Needle

Space Needle experience completely revitalized thanks to advanced interlayer technology. At 605 ft (184 m) tall, Seattle’s Space Needle is one of the globe’s most iconic structures. Thanks to its unique shape, the city’s skyline is internationally recognised by 78 % of people − second only to Paris with the Eiffel...