Glass as a supporting element: who wins - who loses!

Glass as a supporting element: who wins - who loses!: glass

Still a look through the whole glass?

Now it's out: the German Institute for Construction Technology has for the very first time admitted a special glass as a supporting element, as the current issue of the Technology Review has already reported. From now on, architects will be able to calculate this new glass in terms of structural analysis, opening up completely new doors in the construction industry: stairs, bridges and railings - everything can now be constructed transparently. Transparency in the construction then takes on a whole new meaning, and while the "glass customer" a few years ago as a dictatorship-futuristic horror idea buzzed through the heads of the general public, so it is at least the glassy builders now a little closer.
A beautiful look is one thing, but what impact can it still have if it is increasingly built on glass? Some things will change for sure, here are the first considerations.

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Glass as a supporting element: who wins - who loses!: wins

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Will the future glass real estate be the death of the sandblaster? What will become of all the professional facade cleaning companies? Are we witnessing the dying of a whole profession, as one could already observe with the cobbler, brush maker or blacksmith? Will window cleaners push the façade professional off his scaffolding like the newfangled sweepers have done to the street sweeper? A perfectly legitimate question.
On the other hand, other sectors of the economy could boom, such as those that promise streak-free render results on transparent surfaces and are already supplying millions of households and cleaners with their mostly blue liquors worldwide.

Transparency and perspiration

Oh yes, glass is translucent and promotes heat accumulation, greenhouse operators can sing hot arias over it. The owners of black plastic wheels that do not care about shadow parking, by the way, too. With more and more glass in and around buildings, the air conditioning industry will inevitably face new challenges. And if that fails, then the deodorant branch of the cosmetics industry gets its money's worth. Incidentally, the railway has already become acquainted with air conditioning systems that have failed in closed trains due to overheated circuits. The troubled passengers tipped row after row from their flip-flops, the paid overtime of the employees in the complaint management resembled a new economic miracle.

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Glass as a supporting element: who wins - who loses!: wins

Zwiegespaltene thing: broken pieces

Are we talking about a better world where rubble can easily be carried to the glass container? That would be great, right? Here, recycling yards would be the clear winners, and the environment would be happy: No debris that never decomposes and no trees that have to be cut down for beams.
But even if the glass is static-based: what about shocks? Will break soon more in a spontaneous passage than just the disc when the window falls? How violently does it clink when such a wrecking ball hits a glass building? How far do the broken pieces fly, if such a house should be blown up? And above all: who will make all the beasty miniscule pieces away before children play along? Maybe then we will experience something like the glorious comeback of Straßenfegers.
Or even the brush maker.

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