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Three glass compression wall structures in Japan

The structural design of three structures using toughened glass sheets in compression to form load-bearing shear walls is described. In each case a strong, transparent façade is achieved without the need to open holes in the glass sheets. Alan Burden, DEng, MSc, DIC, CEng, MICE, MIStructE Structured Environment Ltd /Kanto Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

Author(s): Burden, Alan

Keywords: design;glass;facades;buildings;japan