Wednesday, April 10, 2019
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Presentation & Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Participants will earn 1 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hor d'oeurvres.
ABOUT THE EVENT
New ways to apply glass in architecture emerge every year. Architects and structural engineers have developed creative structural solutions and innovative technologies to develop new designs, ranging in scale from sculptures and walkways to enclosures and entire buildings. In this presentation, we will share recent developments in structural glass; discuss its properties; and explore how to drive material, design, and fabrication processes to achieve ambitious project objectives. The presentation will also review several case studies, including a multi-story blast-resistant glass curtainwall, a glass bridge, and a curving glass feature wall.
After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss glass’s physical properties, its typical support conditions, and areas where glass is becoming a viable structural option.
- Identify modeling options that may improve the cost effectiveness of using glass.
- Understand fabrication options for curved glass, including the basics of glass walkway design.
- Recognize general design requirements for multi-story, blast-resistant glass curtainwalls.
Terrence R. McDonnell, P.E., S.E., PEng | Principal
Paul B. Summers, P.E., S.E., CPEng, F.ASCE | Senior Principal
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Facilities Managers
- Property Managers