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Discusses bolted connections that allow improved transparency and offer additional architectural opp
Architectural glass that is monolithic, laminated, or insulating has traditionally been supported by capturing the edges of the glass. As architects have expressed their desire to make the walls of the buildings even more transparent, engineers have developed methods of reducing the size of the supporting structures. In recent years, especially in Europe, it has been increasingly popular to attach the glass to the structure using bolted fittings directly connected through holes in the glass. These fittings allow improved transparency and offer additional architectural opportunities in the detailing of the bolted connections. This document discusses this type of glass application. The Technical Services Division of the National Glass Association (NGA) has produced this Glass Technical Paper solely for informational purposes. This Paper was developed by dedicated member volunteers and subject matter experts. This document was originally published in 2005 and reissued in September 2019.