Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildings by N.K. Garg

By N.K. Garg

A growing number of glass is getting used in constructions. it's not thought of a delicate fabric. it truly is recyclable and reasonable. Glass comes in quite a lot of architectural, structural, optical and acoustical homes to handle the various requisites of constructions. wisdom concerning the use of glass in constructions alongside medical strains is a 'gap' within the shortly on hand literature. The publication is an try and concentrate on entire directions to be used of glass in constructions. It covers: *Evolution of glass to the current country, *Glass varieties with their houses and makes use of, *Selection of glass for particular functions and makes use of, *Determination of thickness of glass utilized in exteriors of structures, *Safe use of glass in interiors, *Prevalent glazing platforms, *'Do's and 'Don'ts' approximately use of glass in constructions. As consolidated directions, the booklet is of mammoth worth for architects, engineers, designers, consultancy agencies, contractors, developers, window fabricators, glass brands, glass processing and scholars of structure, engineering and inside layout.

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2 Use of Mirror Mirrors are used in a number of building types such as offices, hotels, residences, restaurants, airports in • • • • • • • • • Wardrobe doors Bathrooms Dressing rooms Display cases Decorative walls Ceiling and column claddings Shelves Partitions and Doors Jewellery shops. 1 Copper Free Mirror • A coating of Palladium is used instead of copper which is a very durable coating. • Black spot problem is eliminated. • It has longer life as compared to normal mirror. 2 Copper Free Lead Free Mirror Silver • A coating of Palladium is used instead of copper and the protective paint used is free from lead hence it is more environment friendly.

It significantly reduces the air- conditioning load of the buildings. An exceptional property of solar reflective glass is that the coating of metal oxides on the glass can be achieved without affecting the transparency of the glass. 1 Properties The properties of reflective glass are: • Increased aesthetic appeal. • Gives enormous flexibility in designing the exterior due to availability of number of colours / shades • Facilitates energy savings through reduction in interior solar heat gain and cost reduction in the cost of heating and cooling systems.

3 Factors Determining the Performance of Glass Factors, which determine the performance of glass are defined as follows: 1. Visible light transmittance (%): The percentage of light transmitted in the visible spectrum, from 380 to 780 nanometers. 2. Visible light reflection (%): The percentage of visible light reflected 3. Ultra Violet Rays (%): Percentage of amount of ultra violet rays transmitted. 4. Solar Energy Transmission (%): Percentage of incident solar energy transmitted by glass. 5. Solar Energy Reflection (%): Percentage of incident solar energy reflected by glass.

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