GlaSS System Styles
Fully Captured Systems constrain glass using exterior compression strips fastened to the interior members along the joints. Compression strips are paired with custom snap pieces that conceal fasteners and add the desired aesthetic to the joint's exterior.
Structurally Glazed Systems constrain glass using a combination of structural silicone and internal hardware. This combination results in a sleek, seamless exterior face.
Two-Sided Structurally Glazed Systems constrain glass using exterior compression strips on two sides, with structural silicone and interior hardware on the other two sides. These blended systems provide the best of both the Fully Captured and Structurally Glazed systems.
Point-Supported Systems constrain glass using hardware connections that protrude through the glass, with structural silicone used to seal between panes of glass. These systems have a highly transparent aesthetic.
Infiltration Management TyPes
Externally Guttered Systems provide a simple and effective way to redirect both infiltration and condensation from the glazing system to the exterior of the building.
Internally Guttered Systems provide reliable infiltration management with a clean aesthetic.
Pressure-Equalized Systems provide an airtight and watertight barrier between the exterior and interior of the building envelope, protecting interior space and providing stable atmospheric humidity. These systems are ideal for museums, healthcare facilities, and research facilities.