Modern Construction Handbook by Andrew Watts (auth.)

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The manufacture of float glass is the first stageof production. Float glass is made by One of the main changes in the use of glass in facades and roofs is a gradual move Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia. The glass floats on top and is drawn offas away from entirely rectilinear glass panels to it solidifies. These can from 2mm to 25mm (I/8in to Iin). Add- all are based on the need for repeatability ing different oxides to the mix during the of glass unitsize in order to make the glass manufacturing stage can alter the tint of the economic to manufacture.

Ers. The and for glazed screens which are set forward hollow type is used for walls and consists of glazed facades. However, after the initial of two half-bricks fused together to give a impact, laminated glass will eventually fall smooth appearance on both faces. away as dangerous fragments of glass, so it is Glass can be mounted in double- and required to be replaced as soon as possible, triple-glazed unitsto provide greaterther- with the floor areabeneath the broken pan- mal insulation and sound insulation than is els typically being secured to avoid the risk achieved by an equivalent single sheet of of injury to those below.

In addit ion,the way that the joint is made has an important effect on the flatness or amount of shadow perceived. Architect:Le Corbusier Masonry block Masonry blocks are made from concrete in a range of sizes and strengths. Some blocks. are made as a facing material, it is more usual to conceal blocks, or face them with another material such as render. 2 x fixings in the form of brackets and dowels 105 Ibf/ft 2). These tion and are made with aerated concrete fixings are used extensively in blockwork Block can be easily cut and drilled.

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