The goal of this thesis is to analyse tehnical characteristics and usability of glass, used in construction not just as main element of glazing, but also as construction material, which has ability to carry the loads. I will represent recent procedures of planing with carry – load glass construction element. Presented are the current procedures in the design of load-bearing glass construction elements.
In the introductory part of the thesis is presented the history of glass and glass features. Followed by an overview of the chemical and physical properties of glass, and the production of glass. Later, I focused on the current standards, and calculations in the use of glass as a carrier material.