Tag Archives: Silicone

Structural silicone glazing

Structural silicone glazing (SSG) is a popular glass retention method for its aesthetic appeal and durability. Typically, SSG is shop fabricated but certain conditions require installation of SSG in the field, which introduces a variety of logistical, quality control, and quality assurance challenges.

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Sealant Joint Solutions

by Arthur L. Sanders, AIA, and Lawrence E. Keenan, AIA, PE
In both new construction and rehabilitation projects, sealant joints are often given short shrift when it comes to time and attention, as well as budget. Sealants often comprise the lowest percentage of a project’s overall cost—this is surprising considering all these products are asked to do.

As modern buildings have moved away from mass walls toward lighter, more pliant construction, designers rely on … Continue reading Sealant Joint Solutions

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