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| In the European Union, Member States are allowed to set minimum performance requirements to construction products available on their market.
| Building code requirements for wind-borne debris protection have been in existence since the mid- 1990s, and as a result, many glazing systems have been tested and certified to these performance requirements.
| The Swiss society of engineers and architects (SIA) initiated a structural glass standard committee with the task to develop a Swiss glass design standard.
| The determination of interlayer modulus data is complex.
| Historically, monolithic tempered glass has been primarily used in North America, but with the recent changes to the International Building Code (IBC 2015), laminates with heat strengthened or tempered glass are now required.
| This paper presents an evaluation of the use of annealed laminated glass incorporating the stiffer PVB interlayers.
| Recently, the uniform load resistance of enamel coated glass plates has become a topic of interest with respect to proposed changes to ASTM E1300.
| The fragment count in the standardized fragmentation test in the standard EN 12150-1 is the way to define the safety level of tempered glass and a way to also get an indication about the stress and strength level of the tempered glass.
| The recent issues related to energy saving and environmental sustainability in the construction sector are particularly problematic for professionals dealing with existing buildings, especially when buildings have a historic value...
| Transposing the EPBD in national laws, why it is so important for the glass industry?
| Glass industry standards in different countries require 24/7 quality control with the same specifications and fully automated analyses and following statistics.