Modern glazing systems often rely on steel support structures which are visually expressed and important architectural elements. Tubular steel components and trusses combine structural efficiency with aesthetics. The glazing systems are frequently bolted to steel support structures. The bolts provide point support to the glazing panels instead of the continuous edge support provided by conventional frames. Applications of bolted glazing systems from simple shop windows to multi-storey glazed walls and large atria. Bolted fixings are commonly located toward the corners of glazing panels, and sometimes additionally at intermediate points on long edges. They connect glazing panels to glazing support attachments which in turn are connected to support structures.
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