Spider glazing is a type of architectural glazing that uses thin, radiating lines to hold the glass in place, rather than the more traditional method of using a frame.

This creates a visually striking and unique appearance, as well as allowing for larger expanses of glass to be used.

The use of spider glazing is often found in contemporary and modern building designs, such as museums, atriums, and other public spaces.

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Typical spider glazing detail drawing – 1

A typical spider glazing detail drawing would include the following information:

  • A detailed section view of the spider glazing system, including the glass panel, the spider fittings, and any additional structural support that may be required.
  • The dimensions and specifications of the glass panel, including its thickness, type of glass, and any special coatings or treatments that have been applied.
  • The dimensions and specifications of the spider fittings, including their material, finish, and attachment methods.
  • Information on the structural support system, including details of any steel or aluminum framing that is used to support the glass panel.
  • Any necessary tolerances, clearances, and installation details for the spider glazing system.
  • The load capacity of the glazing system, including wind load, snow load, and other relevant data.
  • Any other relevant information such as safety, fire rating, and thermal performance of the glazing system.

It is also common to include a top view, elevation view, and axonometric view of the spider glazing system, to give a clear understanding of the system as a whole and how it is integrated into the building.

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