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Structural Point Supported Glass

Prel-Point

Verre agrafé structurel

Prel-Point  Structural Glass:

  • Glass panels are attached  to a supporting structure by a system of point supported fasteners, permitting the installation of interior and exterior glass facades without visible mullions. 
  • Allows for the design of large glass surfaces that showcase the transparency of glass while providing a distinctive look to any building.  
  • Promotes the amount of natural light inside the building without obstructing the view to the outside.  

 

 

Characteristics

  • Glass panels with holes, assembled with a fastening system consisting of bolts, hinges and hinged steel clips. These parts are used to attach the glass panels to the supporting structure.   
  • Depending on the project requirements, the attached glass partition can be made of tempered glass, laminated glass or insulating glass. 
  • The supporting structure may, in turn, be composed of glass stiffeners, steel frames or a network of steel wires. 
  •  Attached glass partitions should be designed by a certified Engineer. They must provide the strength and structural integrity necessary to withstand different loads and loads applicable to prevailing climatic conditions including the possibility of earthquakes. Contact-us for further details.

Components

Types of glass :

  • Clear, ultra clear, tinted
  • Low-E, reflective
  • Laminated, Silk Screen 

Types of interlayers :

  • pvb, ionomer

Standards

  • ASTM C1172 - Laminated architectural flat glass
  • ASTM C1048 - Heat-treated flat glass
  • CAN/CGSB 12.1 - Verre de sécurité trempé ou feuilleté
  • CPSC 16 CFR-1201 - Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials
  • ANSI Z97.1 - Safety glazing materials used in buildings

Applications

  • Vertical Glazing: windows, aluminum curtain wall or structural glazing, spandrel glass
  • Sloped Glazing: skylights, marquees, canopies, etc.

Production Capacity

Prel-Point – Laminated and Tempered Glass

Thickness (glass - pvb - glass)

Maximum* dimensions / surfaces

mm in mm in
8 TR - 1.52 - 8 TR 5/16 - 0.060 - 5/16 2590 x 4572 102 x 180
10 TR - 1.52 - 10 TR 3/8 - 0.060 - 3/8 2590 x 4978 102 x 204
12 TR - 1.52 - 12 TR 1/2 - 0.060 - 1/2 2590 x 4978 102 x 204
15 TR - 1.52 - 15 TR 5/8 TR - 0.060 - 5/8 TR 2590 x 4978 96 x 196
19 TR - 1.52 - 19 TR 3/4 TR - 0.060 - 3/4 TR 2590 x 4978 96 x 196

*Certain conditions may apply, contact-us for additional details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projects

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Complexe DesjardinsLemay Michaud Architecte / Structural Point Supported Glass / Montréal, Qc / Photo: Stéphane Groleau

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Jean-Lessage International Airport (Extension)GLCRM & Associés Architectes / Laminated, Silkscreened and Structural Point Supported Glass / Québec, QC

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Freedom Tower (Glass above the entrances)Laminated and Structural Point Supported Glass / New York, NY

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Centre culturel de GranbyCaroline Denommée Architectes / Structural Point Supported Glass / Granby, Qc

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Soeurs de la providenceABCP Architecture / Structural Point Supported Glass / Montreal, Qc

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Soeurs de la providenceABCP Architecture / Structural Point Supported Glass / Montreal, Qc

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