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Tempered Laminated Glass- What are the Advantages?

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Both tempered glass and laminated glass are considered to be types of “safety” glass.  Did you know that architects and designers are moving towards products combining these two types of glass to provide added security?  The following is an excerpt from an article by Dr. Gérard Savineau, Technical, Solutia Europe/Africa S.A./N.V.

The tempered laminated glass market has been growing fast in the last decade, mainly in high-rise buildings. The question arises: why use tempered laminated glass? The answer is straightforward: for safety reasons and potential liability issues. Other types of glasses such as annealed float glass and heat-strengthened glass are not accepted by the building codes as “safety glass”. Tempered glass is a safety glass but it may break spontaneously. Application of the heat soaked treatment (HST) may strongly reduce this risk but does not eliminate it fully. This raises the critical question of the post breakage behavior of so-called “safety glass”.

Read the full article, “Trends and Challenges of Tempered Laminated Glass” here.

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Trends and Challenges of Tempered Laminated Glass

Dr. Gérard Savineau, Technical, Solutia Europe/Africa S.A./N.V.

The tempered laminated glass market has been growing fast in the last decade, mainly in high-rise buildings. The question arises: why use tempered laminated glass? The answer is straightforward: for safety reasons and potential liability issues. Other types of glasses such as annealed float glass and heat-strengthened glass are not accepted by the building codes as “safety glass”. Tempered glass is a safety glass but it may break spontaneously. Application of the heat soaked treatment (HST) may strongly reduce this risk but does not eliminate it fully. This raises the critical question of the post breakage behavior of so-called “safety glass”.

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Written by Anson

March 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Code Council Launches Green Construction Code Initiative

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IGCC Event   Code Council Launches Green
Construction Code Initiative

The International Code Council, with special roles for the American Institute of Architects and ASTM International, launched the International Green Construction Code (IGCC), “IGCC: Safe and Sustainable by the Book.” The initiative is to develop a model code focused on new and existing commercial building design and performance. Speakers included Code Council Chief Executive Officer Richard P. Weiland (left), AIA Executive Vice President/CEO Christine McEntee, Code Council Board President Adolf Zubia and ASTM International President James A. Thomas. more>>

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Written by eurekaglass

July 16, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Posted in Building Code

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