Structural Glass Façades in Pune

As has been pointed out earlier, structural glass façades are not new, but the technology is emergent by virtue of accelerating interest and use by the building industry. The technology is increasingly visible and differentiated from conventional glass use in architecture, which is primarily comprised of storefront, window wall and curtain wall systems. The market growth in Spider glazing Façade in Pune technology parallels but outpaces the general increased use of glass in architecture.

Conventional Technology under Pressure

The architectural glazing market is under pressure. Pressure brings change. The demands on building systems have increased in many respects over the past several decades. Nowhere are these demands greater than with the building skin. Architects are demanding more design control and more diverse aesthetic possibilities out of the available cladding options. At the same time, as energy costs rise and rapid climate change emerges as a looming threat, developers, architects, and increasingly, government and regulatory agencies are mandating improved thermal performance in building facades. Little has changed in the fundamentals of Curtain Wall And Storefront System Design in Pune. Some performance attributes relative 49 to water penetration and air infiltration are better understood now, and certain modifications based on the rain screen principle, pressure-equalization, and thermal conduction, have been made on the systems, and unitized systems have enhanced quality and lowered field costs, but the basic technology is unchanged. Limitations in basic curtain wall technology have resulted in new system developments such as dual-skin facades, some examples of which involve Structural Glass Façade Technology in Pune. Of course, the performance pressures on the building skin apply to structural glass facades as well, but the technology is more flexible and adaptive than conventional curtain wall. This flexibility provides the potential for the techno logy to respond to a wide range of aesthetic and performance issues. Because of this, there is the possibility that some adaptation or manifestation of structural glass façade technology will emerge that better address the increasing pressures of the marketplace. This opens up the potential for a partial market conversion whereby a new or hybrid technology will replace some percentage of the conventional curtain wall or storefront market. Such a partial conversion did occur with fin glass walls in the storefront market, and while still a specialty item with a premium cost, the number of product suppliers and installers has increased, the cost has dropped, and market share continues to grow.



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