Aluminum Supported Glass. While Novum is better known for its extensive use of structural glazing, applications can occur where the more conventional glass as a cladding with aluminum profile support is technically suited or architecturally desirable.
Aluminum profiles are extruded hollow sections and sized to meet load criteria with spans typically under 16’ (5m) These profiles are typically anodized, but for higher surface protection, they can be powder coated.
The system can be provided with or without external caps and can be used vertically or inclined. Four-sided support glass is normal, but two-sided is possible with typical panels being trapezoidal or rectangular. Entrances and vestibules are well suited to the system and a large range of door products are available.
Applications include entryways, storefront, pitched skylights, larger grid spacetrusses and rectilinear planar applications.