Glass Facade Consultancy
As a practice, Patrick Ryan Associates is familiar with all aspects of the design, survey and investigation of glass in buildings. We have particular
expertise in the structural engineering of glass elements of all kinds including glass walls, overhead glazing, balustrades, staircases, glass
floors, etc. We have also investigated many glass problems including spontaneous fracture caused by nickel sulphide inclusions, cracking to
glass panels, double glazed unit problems and glass coatings.
Patrick was one of the authors of the publication “Steel Supported Glazing Systems” for the Steel Construction Institute and more recently he sat
on the committee which produced the Institution of Structural Engineers publication “Structural Use of Glass in Buildings” issued in 2014.
This document is the “Bible” for the structural design of glass in the UK.