Glass is one of the most exciting and versatile building materials available to us today. It is therefore hard to imagine facades, for example, that do not contain any glass.
Moreover, for some time now there has been an increasing move towards using this material also as a load-bearing element, as a result of which entirely novel transparent supporting structures can be realised.
During the lecture it will be shown how it is possible to make safe and reliable structures consisting of structural elements made entirely out of glass. Rob Nijsse is a structural engineer, senior consultant at ABT—one of the largest engineering companies in the Netherlands - and professor at the TU Delft.