Glass as a building material(types, properties, uses and manufacturer)

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Glass as a building material is brittle in nature and has very diversified applications. Glass is used from interior decoration to window and door panels.

Following types of glasses are available in the market

  • Glass wool
  • Soda ash glass
  • Tinted glass
  • Colored glass
  • Float glass
  • Tinted glass
  • Chromatic glass

Glass possesses the following engineering properties

  • Brittleness and low strength
  • Available in many colors and transparent as well as of different opacity
  • corrosion-resistant
  • erosion resistant
  • Smooth surface
  • Thermal insulation
  • Glass can be manufactured in any desired shape
  • Glass is a good electric insulator

Uses of glass in building construction

  • Glass curtain wall
  • Glass as a skin of high rise buildings
  • In window and door panel
  • In interior decoration
  • Float glass, made from sodium silicate and calcium silicate is for modern windows and doors

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