“As part of our ongoing search to expand our supply chain, PRO Structures has bolstered our ability to integrate with and perform on prestige projects. These range from smaller industrial units with complex dynamic requirements through to the construction of our larger projects such as Royal Wharf, Europe’s largest privately funded residential development. The broad range of skills within Ron’s business are an asset to ours.”
– Darren Frost, Technical Director, Ridgeway Glazing
With an increasing demand for bespoke buildings, including sporting venues, supermarkets and car showrooms, with highly specialised glazed elevations, PRO Structures partners with structural glazing specialists such as Ridgeway Glazing and the WindowGlass Company, who design and install innovative aluminium and glazed architectural systems around the UK for the construction industry.
Specialist structural engineering input is needed for large glazed elevations, especially when they are faceted or inclined, which requires structural design checks of the aluminium window mullions and transoms to make sure they can withstand both wind and vertical loads. Structural glazing has many benefits, allowing for broader architectural design flexibility; increasing thermal efficiency as the exterior exposure of metal framing is either reduced or eliminated; reducing or eliminating water and air infiltration, and reducing the potential for thermal breakage of glass.
Examples of our current work with structural glazing include:
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the service received from PRO Structures. Very good communication, and even when I had to put the engineers under a lot of pressure for an unexpectedly quick deadline, we still received what we needed in time to finish a successful project.” – Andy Gainey, Project Coordinator, The Window Glass Company