Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
This resource is a case study on the suspended Glass Walkway in the Basilica of Aquileia, Italy, built to allow visitors to view the ancient stone mosaic without causing damage. The study contains information, structural drawings and images that focus on the stainless steel elements, describing the design criteria and method, the construction and the finished product after construction. A stainless steel (grade 1.4401) support system consisting of a stirrup frame composed of steel flats that connects off cables that attach to the roof is used to suspend a glass walkway. Horizontal bracing is provided by stainless steel tensioning bars between the frame uprights and the steel-glass fixings, which include joints to minimize stress concentrations.