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Stiff PVB and Annealed Laminated Glass for Freestanding Balustrades with Respect to National Standards in Europe
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Overlooked NYC Construction & Post Occupancy Considerations for Limit Devices in Large Size Awning Type Windows
| This presentation offers a new perspective on limit device design and specifications especially due to construction phase and post-occupancy habits in urban environments.
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