The Transparent Element: Structural Glass Design and Application

Wednesday 16 January, 2013
6 - 8pm, $10

The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

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The presentation will provide a brief discourse about the theory of glass design, including a review of concerns related to production, properties and characteristics, thermal pre-stressing, analysis and design. Challenges of designing with structural glass will be discussed and we will review the importance of proper detailing. We will discuss the importance of testing, including load, impact, and post-failure testing. The presentation includes real-life case studies to review modern structural glass applications, especially as part of buildings and building enclosure systems.

Holger Schulze-Ehring, Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Associates Inc., P.C.

Holger Schulze-Ehring joined SGH in 2011 and previously worked for Santiago Calatrava in Zurich, Switzerland. A strong technical and creative background forms his considerable proficiency in engineering and designing unique and inventive structures. His expertise is in the design of specialized and complex structures requiring advanced engineering as well as architectural understanding and input. In his thirteen years as a structural designer, he worked with renowned architects and artists and his work includes museums, transportation hubs, bridges, commercial and residential buildings, as well as structural glazing and facades, sculptures, cable structures, and movable structures.
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