Green Solutions for Segments - High Rise Structures

 
Structural Glazing for High Rise Building Architecture
 
Structural glazing for high rise building architecture is a culmination of several factors
  • Aesthetics
  • Signature designs
  • Flexibility
  • Robustness
Glass has a multitude of benefits for high rise structures, the chief advantages being structural, utility and maintenance. Also, glass is the preferred choice for its superiority in terms of attributes like
 
  • Visual appeal
  • Lightness
  • Installation
  • Customization
Glass provides several advantages in structural glazing -
 
Blending of Interiors with Exteriors
 
Conventionally used "Wall" enclosures give
  • Restricted vision or view
  • Closed environment
  • Sense of Claustrophobia
Whereas, a "Glass" Façade provides
 
  • Unrestricted relaxed view, unhindered by building shape
  • Improved productivity levels of the occupants by 10-15%
Lighter Building Material
 
This is what a quick comparison of several building materials reveals
 
BRICK WALL
 

Density

:

2000Kg/m3

Thickness

:

220mm

Weight/Square meter

:

440 Kg/m2

 

GLASS

Density

:

2.51 g/c3

Thickness

:

12mm

Weight/Square meter

:

440 Kg/m2

(Taking into account, a double glazed unit 6mm outer glass - 12mm air gap - 6mm inner glass)

Weight/Square meter

:

30kg/m2

So, considering a typical high rise building - 50 stories high with 40,000m2glass area

Estimated weight reduction

:

16,400 Tons

 
Glass is 8 times lighter than a Brick wall facade!
 
Ease in Installation
 
When it comes to installation, following are the advantages of a glass façade over a concrete one:
  • Quicker fabrication & installation of glass façade
  • In a single day of installation, a glass façade can cover 150 m2 in comparison with brick wall 70 m2
  • Dry Construction while using glass, which implies a cleaner Project Site
 
Flexible Building Material
  • Customization: An Architect's actor, glass can be processed into whatever shape the design demands
  • Value-adding material: Glass demonstrates a vast potential of value addition that is possible on the façade
  • Seismic performance - Predictable seismic behavior can be achieved by the use of glass in high rise structures
  • Lower envelope thickness - glass saves up to 8% of the construction area, and in turn increases carpet area which is a key factor for high-rise buildings
  • Aesthetics - Modern day glass is available in extensive colours and diverse styles & textures

 

 


SGG ENVISION
Advanced Solar Control Glass - SGG ENVISION
SGG NANOSILVER
Advanced Solar Control Glass and Thermal Control Glass - SGG NANOSILVER
SGG NANO
Low E Glass - Solar Control Glass- SGG Nano
SGG EVO
Solar Control Glass- Green Building Glass - SGG EVO