Decorating the facade of the building is one of the special stage of design and construction. Buildings are built for ages, so the facade is not only commercial, but also aesthetic and historical significant. The features of a building can be expressed and emphasized by a variety of architectural forms, using innovations in design and construction. Every year, architects and designers get new tools for the expression of creative ideas and solutions to the most challenging ideas.
Thus, for example, the buildings get a fantastic view due to use of metal, aluminum and glass in the project. The strength and reliability of these materials ensure the safety of its use and new developments in the sphere of glazing the facades and roofing can implement the most unexpected architectural solutions. Glazed facade gives the building a special weightlessness on the outside and provides an opportunity to observe the life outside of the building. Today one can take the lift to the 25th floor and see the panorama of the town, swim in the indoor pool and look at the sky, dine in the restaurant and watch the passers-by. All this is made possible by the emergence of panoramic windows.
Structural glazing – is a technology for creating uniform glass surfaces with no visible fasteners. Bearing framing consists of vertical columns and horizontal crossbars of box section. The elements of the frame are made of aluminum profiles with thermofillers providing thermal and technical performance. The mounting of the frame is performed primarily to interfloor partitions. The profiles can be seen only from the inside and only glass plates can be visible from the outside.
Rack – beam glazing – the peculiarity of this technology from structural glazing is the horizontal and vertical divisions of the facade. There are combined systems, where the facade is with horizontal only or vertical only divisions. Window structures in facade glazing may be equipped not only with tilt but also with turn mechanisms.
Semi-structural glazing implies the absence of a metal frame on the outside of glazing and provides a visual unity and indivisibility of the structure. The glazing elements are directly related to the bearing elements of lightweight aluminum substructure. The apparent thickness of profile cross-section in this case does not exceed 50 mm providing for maximum transparency of the structure.
Types of facade systems
During the finishing of the facades one use the models with high insulation, which provide energy-saving of the buildings, models with improved fire resistance, models with bullet-proof and explosion-proof components. The systems with the opening elements (windows, openings) are specially designed For business centers and office premises for the ventilation purposes.
For each separate task today exists its own type of specially designed facade systems:
– Dormer windows for translucent roofs – applied in winter gardens, business centers
– Systems for sloped glazing and translucent roofs
– Systems without insulation for warm climates
– Systems with a high level of energy efficiency
– Systems for large glazed areas of buildings
– Systems for production of rack-beam facades – applied in the construction of arcades, glass domes, pyramids, semicircular arches
– Systems for frameless, structural and semi-structure glazing
– Lightning protection and burglar-resistant design.
Production of facade systems is carried out on the basis of workshops of MEGALINE construction corporate group using profile structures of the companies ‘Schueco” and “Talisman”.
One can get more information concerning the cost and performance of facade systems in the department for the production of translucent structures by contact phone + 38 (048) 780-20-43 or at the address: Odessa,. Zankovetskaya, 7.