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Tailor Structural Glazing Solutions to Your Project

Tailor Structural Glazing Solutions to Your Project

Structural glazing systems are more than just a glass facade; they are precision-engineered, load-bearing elements that bring natural light, aesthetic appeal, and an unobstructed view to architectural projects. These systems stand as a testament to the marriage of technological advancement and design ingenuity. Versatile Glazing System for Any Architectural Feature The Point Supported Glass system,…

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Novum Designer Assist: A Collaborative Approach to Achieving Your Design Intent

Designer Assist explore the benefits of Novum DA

Designer Assist Novum Designer Assist is a value-added service that has become increasingly popular with architects, general contractors and developers. Our program consists of a highly collaborative process that achieves the design intent within well-defined cost parameters. Novum works with the entire construction team in the development of technical solutions that preserve aesthetic and performance…

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Novum Structures’ Commitment to a Sustainable Business Model

Novum Structure’s Commitment to a Sustainable Business Model

Since our founding in 1985, Novum has dedicated itself to achieving the highest level of quality for our customers. Our commitment to innovative sustainability extends into every aspect of our operation. As an international specialty contractor, we recognize that our far-reaching presence impacts the local communities we serve. To us, our commitment to innovation and…

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ETFE Membrane Structures in Architectural Design and Construction

ETFE Membrane Structures in Architectural Design and Construction

Tensile structures using membrane systems offer a world of possibilities for architects. More and more, projects are turning to Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), a high-strength fluoropolymer, in their tensile membrane systems. ETFE is a versatile material – it is self-cleaning, durable, environmentally friendly and can be highly customized during fabrication. In this blog, we’ll explore ETFE’s…

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Architect’s Guide to Laminated Glass and PVB Interlayers

architect's guide to laminated glass and pvb interlayers

To meet building codes and withstand long-term stress, architectural glass uses laminated safety glass. The lamination process reinforces glass by bonding two or more panes with an interlayer. Interlayers reinforce the panes providing increased durability, while in the case of breakage, they hold the panes in place. Laminated glass offers structurally sound construction while incorporating…

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Novum Engineered Solutions for Your Cruise Line

top marine glass considerations for your cruise line

Whether you’re in the process of creating a new ship or refurbishing an existing member of your fleet, the inclusion of a glass structure can elevate your design. Whether your goal is to make a distinctive statement in the harbor, showcase the design in promotional materials, or establish a lavish environment for passengers, integrating a…

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Common Misconceptions of Structural Glass and Steel Design

Common Misconceptions of Structural Glass and Steel Design

Steel and glass are undoubtedly the leading building construction materials. However, there are some misconceptions surrounding their use, from the cost to maintenance. 1. Glass and Steel Have a High Material Cost Cost is a major factor to consider when choosing a structural material, especially now that the cost of materials in the industry is…

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The Clear Advantage of Structural Glass Designs

The clear advantage of structural glass designs

In order to dive into structural glass systems, first we must discuss what glass structures are. Structural glass, broadly, is glass that takes on a portion of the structure’s load. The nature of the load the glass maintains depends on its positioning and purpose; for example, a glass floor is created to withstand people walking…

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The Architect’s Guide to Exposed Structural Steel (AESS)

The Architect's Guide to Exposed Structural Steel (AESS)

When considering different structural design options, Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel stands out to many architects since it boasts both aesthetic appeal and structural integrity. This post explores all you need to know about the method if you plan to integrate it into your designs. Background: What is AESS? Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) refers to a…

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8 Facade Designs to Inspire Your Next Architecture Project

8 Facade Designs to Inspire Your Next Architecture Project

All the elements of a design come together to create truly remarkable buildings. Novum Structures provides system solutions to your design intent while providing an accurate budget for the engineering, fabrication, and installation bringing an architect’s vision to life. If you’re looking to incorporate a facade into your next building design, let this guide act…

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