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Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildings

Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildings by N.K. Garg
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About the Book: More and more glass is being used in buildings. It is no longer considered a fragile material. It is recyclable and affordable. Glass is available in a wide range of architectural, structural, optical and acoustical properties to address the varying requirements of buildings. Knowledge about the use of glass in buildings along scientific lines is a ?gap? in the presently available literature. The book is an attempt to focus on comprehensive guidelines for use of glass in buildings. It covers: Evolution of glass to the present state Glass types with their properties and uses Selection of glass for specific applications and uses Determination of thickness of glass used in exteriors of buildings Safe use of glass in interiors Prevalent glazing systems ?Do?s and ?Don?ts about use of glass in buildings As consolidated guidelines, the book is of immense value for architects, engineers, designers, consultancy firms, contractors, builders, window fabricators, glass manufacturers, glass processing industry and students of architecture, engineering and interior design. Contents: Types of Glass, Properties and Uses Selecion of Specific Glass Determination of Appropriate Thickness of Glass Glazing Systems General Guidelines.
New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers; January 2007
150 pages; ISBN 9788122426359
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Title: Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildings
Author: N.K. Garg