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Shotcrete International Cook Islands Ltd wrote:
I would like to know about the design and engineering of a glass bridg - Love your glass bridge design looks great, my name is Robbie and I am a builder and live in Rarotonga, Cook Islands...I have a house that we are building for a client and they would like a glass bridge designed. The bridge is 3415 mm by 900 mm in width, our drafts person has drawn the bridge up using 200 mm by 75 mm by 7 mm C sections galv steel, i would prefer a box section, but our drafts person has designed it this way, so as to access bolt to hang the glass balustrades and fix to the walls at either side. But i do not think it is strong enough. My thoughts were to use PFC 200 mm by 75 mm box section, with 100 mm by 75 mm trusses, the bridge has 3 sections with laminated glass inserted resting on the truss sections at approx every 1100 mm with glass balustrades on either side. I feel that the weight of the glass (dead Load) and the C section design is weak with the live load. Can you recommend a better design specification? We would also like a quotation if you can help, as we are isolated in the islands as you can imagine. Our engineer here has no experience with this sort of construction and design, so your advice would be great and welcomed... I do hope that you can advise.. Thanks for listening. Robbie Daniel
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kelton
We worked with our structural engineer as well as a local steel fabricator to employ the design. If you don't have access to such resources I suggest you go directly to a structural glass manufacturer to help with the design. Check out Jockimo, Circle Redmont or IBP.
November 19, 2013 at 3:29PM   
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Kelton - good suggestions. Here is a link for more information as well - http://innovatebuildingsolutions.com/products/glass-block/glass-block-floors-bridge-walkway
July 19, 2014 at 10:16AM   
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klmt wrote:
Is this a glass floor? - what is required to achieve this - type of glass, structural support, etc? how well does it wear - wouldn't it scratch easily? thanks so much for the info
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kelton
It is a structural glass floor (1-1/2" thick) supported by steel tube frame. Our structural engineer assisted with design, but the steel fabricator (Adrian Burns) did all the ordering and fabrication.
November 19, 2013 at 3:25PM   
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James wrote:
Is it slippery? - This would be a great solution for getting light into the middle of a zero lot line house. But for a family that likes to walk around in socks, is it too slippery? A toddler hazard? Thanks!
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