Point supported glass curtain wall is a new form of full glass curtain wall. It consists of a glass panel, the point-supported system and the support structure. The load of each piece of glass transfers to the support structure through steel claw, split joints, adaptor. Point support glass curtain wall fully utilizes transparent glass features, pursue of the circulation and integration space outside the building, and further shows the structure beauty. Through the glass, the entire structure of the system is clearly viewed, which making the system from a purely supporting role steering the performance of its aesthetic characteristics, and showing modern architectural design concept.
Invisible Glass Curtain Wall, its glass is adhered to aluminum frames with structural silicone sealant (referred to as structural silicone), in most cases, no need to add metal connectors. Therefore, the aluminum frames are all hidden behind the glass, forming a large area of glass mirror. In some projects, the vertical invisible glass curtain wall uses metal connectors, Metal fasteners can be used as safety measures, but it is easy to cause the concentrated stress to rupture the glass. Between the glass and aluminum frame, it’s completely connected by the structure silicone. The structural silicone is a key safety parts of the invisible curtain wall because it needs to carry the weight of glass, its wind load and the earthquake action and the effects of temperature change.. The structure silicone must be able to effectively adhere to all the connecting materials (glass, aluminum, weathering silicone, pad, etc.), which is called compatibility.
The Full Glass curtain wall is also called frameless glass curtain wall. Its main component is glass panel and glass rib. It is a new and transparent glass structure. It makes internal and external visual harmony as one space. The full glass curtain wall is widely used in the lobby of public buildings, restaurants and office buildings. When the curtain wall height is not too big, generally no more than 5 meters, lower support of the non suspension system can be used. When the height is more, the suspension supports system is needed to avoid deformation and instability of the glass panel and glass rib. The suspension supports system has a special glass hanging mechanism hold the glass at the top, in order to ensure its strength and stability. The glass curtain wall adopts 10~15mm toughened glass panel, more and more buildings choose double and toughened glass panel to be better energy saving and sound insulation.