Point-Supported Glass Systems & Applications - A General Approach

Presented by Katie Wilkinson-Mcnab and Roy Lamont
September 09, 2021 | By CSC Vancouver

When: Thursday, September 9th from 11:00am to 1:30pm 
Where: Hydra Restaurant (475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC)

Summary of Presentation & Learning Objectives

Inspires on the design potential with point-supported glass and educates on the basics to make design a constructible reality (including basic glass specs and potential types of hardware that could be used)

Design application options to include:
  • Structural Glass Walls (see below for more detail)
  • Glass Fin Walls (both full-length fins and cantilever fins)
  • Options for No Hole in Glass Systems (including glass fins)
  • Glass Walls supported by Steel Structures
  • Glass Walls supported by Cables (options including bow truss, compression truss, and cable net system)
  • Canopies
  • Balustrades
  • Glass Vestibules and Enclosures

Roy Lamont (President/Founder) - With over 35 years' experience in the construction and glazing industry, Roy founded Stella in 2001 as he moved to Canada with his family from South Africa. Roy has been part of every major project that Stella has done over the last 20 years. His expertise in the niche field of point-supported glazing is achieved via project experience, industry research, close collaboration with glass and structural engineers, and relationships with other glass industry partners including leading glazing contractors and glass fabricators among others.

Katie Wilkinson-McNab - Katie has been part of the presenter team at Stella for 12 years, providing Lunch & Learns primarily on the West Coast. A key member of the Sales, Marketing, and Business Development team, Katie is involved with projects in early design stages creating a bridge between designers and Stella's technical team to ensure key information is being provided. Katie has written the majority of Stella's case studies after conducting extensive interviews with key stakeholders. This combined with her experiences in many design meetings, make her a Stella education generalist and "historian" of Stella projects.