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In architecture, channel glazing refers to a type of window system where the glass is held in place by a metal channel or frame, rather than being directly attached to the building structure.
This allows for the glass to be easily removed and replaced, as well as making it more secure and weather-tight. Channel glazing is often used in commercial and industrial buildings, as well as in some high-end residential projects.
It can also be used for curtain walls, skylights, and other types of architectural glazing.
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Typical channel glazing detail drawing – 1
A typical channel glazing detail drawing would include the following information:
- A sectional view of the building showing the location of the channel glazing system and how it is integrated into the building structure
- Detailed drawings of the channel frame, including dimensions and materials
- Drawings of the glass panel, including dimensions, thickness, and type of glass (e.g. tempered, laminated)
- Information on the sealant used to weatherproof the joint between the glass and the channel frame
- Details of how the glass panels are secured in the channel frame, such as clips or gaskets
- Information on any hardware used to secure the glass panels in the channel frame, such as locking mechanisms or latches
- Information on any thermal breaks or insulation used in the channel frame to improve energy efficiency
- Details on the drainage system for the channel glazing
- Any other relevant information such as fire rating, load bearing capacity, and U-value of the glazing system
It is important to note that a typical channel glazing detail drawing will vary depending on the specific project and the requirements of the building code in that area.
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