Glass acting as a structural support to other parts of the building structure, for example glass fins. It can also refer to glass that is fixed by means of bolted connectors where the glass is not acting as a structural element.
Self-Cleaning / Self-Cleaning Glass
Glass with a photocatalytic and hydrophilic coating. The coating harnesses the dual-action of UV light and rain (or water) to break down organic dirt and reduce the adherence of mineral material. The glass stays cleaner for longer and is easier to clean.
Glass which must have passed an impact test (BS 6206:1981) and either must not break or must break safely.
Safety Critical Locations
Identified by BS 6262 part 4 and defined as glazed sections of a door, wall or other part of a building most likely to be subject to accidental human impact.
Solar Heat Gain
Solar radiant heat, transmitted or re-emitted by glazing into a building, contributing to the build-up of heat.