Energy GB Panel

Panels made of standard glass blocks, dry assembled through plastic profiles and prestressed. They can be used for the construction of building facades, roofs and internal partitions.

The patented dry assembly system can be adopted for different glass blocks available on the market.

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Benefits

  • Dry prefabricated components
  • Fast installation
  • High mechanical resistance
  • Recyclable
  • Dismountable
  • Customizable (in colour and finishing)

Applications

  • Façades*
  • Roofs*
  • Internal vertical and horizontal partitions

* when a high insulation is not required

SBskin dry assembly system VS traditional mortar-based assembly system

With the innovative SBskin assembly systems, only 30 minutes are needed to assemble a 2 sqm panel, as opposed to what happens with mortar-based solutions which depend on curing time. This results in significant time and money savings without compromising the quality of the result.

With the traditional mortar-based assembly systems, the quality of the construction of the building element (façade, roof, internal partition…) is strictly related to the specific, local labor skills. On the contrary, the dry prefabricated SBskin panels allows for a perfect realization of translucid building elements with only 2 mm joints between the glass blocks.

SBskin’s panels are also prestressed to resist earthquakes and wind forces, allowing for high-rise building installations.

Besides the enhanced insulation power, the use of plastic profiles to assemble the panels allows for an easy maintenance and dismantlement, recyclability of the subcomponents and a high product customizability.

Advantages of the dry assembly system

  • Ideal for curtain-wall application;
  • Time for construction: 30 min for 2 sqm;
  • Joints: 2 mm;
  • Results independent of labor skill;
  • High mechanical features to resist earthquakes and wind force;
  • Recyclable, dismountable, easy maintenance;
  • Customizability;
  • Thermal insulation.

Traditional mortar-based assembly system

  • Placement occurring on an existing substructure;
  • Time of construction: dependent on mortar curing time;
  • Joints: 5-10 mm;
  • Results dependant on labor skill;
  • Limited mechanical features to resist earthquakes and wind force.

Technical features

  • Glass block dimensions

    190 x 190 x 80 mm

  • Joint dimensions

    2 mm

  • Panel height

    Adaptable to the design requirements according to the modular dimensions of the glass block and the joint (192 x 192 mm)

  • Panel width

    Adaptable to the design requirements according to the modular dimensions of the glass block and the joint (192 x 192 mm)

  • Weight

    ~90 Kg/sqm

  • Panel thickness

    80 mm

  • Materials

    Glass, steel, plastic

  • Thermal transmittance

    2.9 W/sqmK

    Variable according to the glass block used

Notes

The features of the panels depend on the glass blocks that are used. These are available on the market in a large variety of configurations in order to respond to different requirements in terms of safety, appearance, and so on...
The panels provide high mechanical performance that vary depending on panels’ dimensions and installation conditions. Such performance have been tested experimentally and verified analytically in a wide variety of working conditions, achieving more than satisfactory results with regard to expected design values.
SBskin provides consultancy services for the definition of customized solutions.