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Part Twelve: Space Structures
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This contr ibut ion describes the development process of r e a l s t r u c t u - r a l g l a s s as performed at Octatube of D e l f t NL. The described process includes s e v e r a l methods of s t r u c t u r a l use of g lass panels i n s p a t i a l s t r u c t u r e s , ranging from non-loadbearing glass panels i n conventional s k y l i g h t s around space frames, v i a s t r u c t u r a l l y sealed g l a s s panels with an a d d i t i o n a l s t a b i l i s i n g function to s t r u c t u r a l l y load-bearing g l a s s panels , where metal elements are only used as connection elements and addi t ional s t a b i l i t y . The point of view of the author i s that of a product -archi tect , who combines the profes - s ion of an a r c h i t e c t , a s t r u c t u r a l engineer, an i n d u s t r i a l designer on the one hand, and a s p e c i a l i s t - p r o d u c e r on the other hand.