Point fixed glass constructions permit free-expanding, self-supporting glazings, seaming weightless and combining the aesthetic aspect with a transparent view.
With regard of construction tolerances it is of crucial importance for the general impression of a glazed point fixed surface, that the silicon joints, the flush exterior surface of the glass panes and the mounting friendliness are given.
Beside suitable glass elements and connectors to the supporting structure, it is necessary to use the adequate point fittings. gebo has developed glass point fittings, enabling to introduce all forces affecting the glass, in a controlled and stress-free manner. Among other developments, gebo is well-known as developer and manufacturer of the SGG Multipoint® fitting system.
The gebo fitting AK A 60 received in 1999, as one of the first fittings in Germany, in context with SGG Rooflite® the general permission for construction (AbZ). In 2004 the gebo fitting AK C 46/70 received in context with SGG Litefloor® the general permission for construction (AbZ).
Due to the variety of implementations, gebo offers multiple types of point fittings to match glass type and pane sizes. The selection depends on the specific conditions and requirements of the project. In order to make the correct choice we conciliate to contact gebo at an early stage of the project. Beside the wide range of standard fixings, special designs with other geometries and functions are available on request.
For external and interior architecture, gebo offers a wide selection of point fittings for structural glass constructions in facades, roofs, canopies etc.
- articulated point fittings
- flexible point fittings
- rigid point fittings
The following standard finishes are available: fine turned surface, bead-blasted surface or polished surface.
High-graded steel materials are used only. gebo uses exclusively high-graded steel in accordance with the German general permission for construction (AbZ) Z-30.3-6. The use of stainless steel grade 316 L is preferred, since this material is more resistant and more suitable against rust and other environmental influences.
It is characteristical to all gebo fittings that their development and production fulfill the following criteria:
- Easy to install, simple and quick assembly
- Adjustability of tolerances, as an integral component of the product
- All used materials and components fulfill highest quality standards
- Production and quality standards in accordance with ISO certification
- Extensive test certificates and appraisals
- Maintenance-free and long life cycle
Since 1992 gebo fittings have successfully been implemented on multiple projects. More than 1000 references, as overhead glazing or facade glazing, on external or internal architecture, as monolithic or double glazing, proof a successful and carefree implementation of gebo fittings
gebo fittings are implemented in the following famous projects:
- Olympia Stadium and Sony Esplanade, Berlin
- Airport Train Station and Allianz, Frankfurt
- Mercedes Benz Bank and Ufa Palace, Stuttgart
- ICE Train Station and Neven Dumont Publishing House, Cologne
- Musée d'Art Moderne, Strasbourg/France
- Computer Associates Slough and Watermark Place London, U.K.
- Opera Shanghai and Science Park Hong-Kong, China
- Airport Terminal Seattle and National Aquarium Baltimore , USA
If more than pure standard systems are required, flexibility becomes for gebo the order of the day. gebo creates individual solutions that fulfill special requirements on projects. This is assured by years of experience, a rich pool of knowledge in glazing and fittings, combined with innovation and excellent craftsmanship in turning, drilling, milling, etc. gebo’s competent and experienced specialists are backed by ultramodern CNC-controlled machines and fully automatic production processes.
gebo looks back on many years of experience and extensive knowledge for customer tailored solutions. During the development and production, the technical and aesthetical objectives as well as the mounting ability on the project are always considered.
In the following an excerpt of the production program is featured. Alternative designs and functionalities in accordance with special requests by architects or projects are available.
gebo fittings are commonly protected by patent. Copy or imitation is only permitted with gebo’s explicit approval.