CaptiveHook® Seismic Glass Mounting Systems

McGrory Glass is dedicated to helping bring your vision to life with our innovation and experience. The CaptiveHook® Seismic Glass Wall Mounting System, recently used by Gensler San Francisco in the Embarcadero Center project, is just one of our latest products.

Designing lobbies & interiors with glass walls and ceilings can be challenging. The CaptiveHook® architectural mounting system is patented, proprietary and stamped by Eckersley O’Callaghan Engineers. Our single-source solution allows you to mount glass panels of any dimensions – up to and beyond +85sqft / +500lbs – and it’s also available in AAMA 501.6 compliant (seismically rated).

Product Overview

  • AMAA 501.6 compliant (seismically rated)
  • Mounts large format glass panels quickly and securely, every time
  • Mount glass panels of almost any size — up to and beyond +85sf/ +500lbs
  • Doesn’t compromise on aesthetics (minimal reveal and infinite design options)
  • Modular construction arrives ready to hang
  • Reduces install time, labor costs, and provides peace of mind
  • Delivers fully manufactured panels that arrive on site ready for clean installation
  • Is produced in a humidity and temperature controlled environment, comprehensively fabricated and adhered in the McGrory Glass factory
  • Allows individual panels to be removed singly and easily re-installed for simple maintenance

One Embarcadero Center

Across four of the Embarcadero Center’s buildings, the lobbies are being repositioned by Gensler with a cohesive feel that creates a unified theme throughout. A key part of that design theme is large-format glass cladding. A seismically rated wall mounting system was essential.

Eckersly OCallaghan Logo Stamped CaptiveHook Glass Mounting System

“We have a high level of confidence in the performance of CaptiveHook®… Achieving a system to accommodate some of the highest seismic loads and inelastic seismic movements in the world using innovative hidden seismic restraint mechanisms is unmatched with current glass-cladding systems.” – Phil Khalil, Principal of Eckersley O’Callaghan & Partners

Read About the Birth of CaptiveHook®
CaptiveHook® Testing Spotlight

The Only Seismically Rated Glass Wall Mounting System

After a 2018 visit to the Fresno testing site (see above), CaptiveHook® became the only glass wall-mounting system to earn the distinction of being rated AAMA 501.6 compliant. Read more.

CaptiveHook® gives you freedom of design, and the security of working with a field tested system approved by Eckersley O’Callaghan engineers.

Wharton School of Business Production Polisher

The entire CaptiveHook® system is fabricated and adhered under climate controlled conditions in our factory. As your glass panels are produced, the receiving wall mounting system can be installed, cutting install times dramatically..

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Family-owned for over 35 years, McGrory Glass is a national fabricator and distributor of architectural, fire-rated, and security glazing. We offer comprehensive solutions across sectors.