A Practical Design and Construction of Tension Rod Supported Glazing

by Toru Takeuchi, Nippon Steel Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Haruyuki Kitamura, Nippon Steel Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Kimiaki Harada, Nippon Steel Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Kohei Higuchi, Nippon Steel Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Akiho Harada, Nippon Steel Corp, Tokyo, Japan,
Mamoru Iwata, Nippon Steel Corp, Tokyo, Japan,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures

Abstract:

In designing a glass skin-covered space, for the atrium, entrance hall or other core part of a building complex, the high openness and quality requirements of the space often lead to the high lightness and refined detail requirements of the glazing support structure. A tension structure composed of rods or cables is a glass skin support system of excellent performance. Following the results of evaluation by full-size experimentation and analyses in the previous report, application examples of tension rod structure to support a large glazed wall area are reported in terms of design, detail, and construction.



Subject Headings: Cables | Steel structures | Structural stability | Building design | Tension | Space construction | Support structures | Steel construction

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