Strong planning avoids unintended consequences when it comes to glass

A well-engineered window or “light” in the right environment can transform a building project.  However, David De Rose, executive vice president, Restoration Practice at Halsall Associates notes that it isn’t a question of whether some windows will break—it’s about reducing the incidence of breakage and improving window materials, technology, installation procedures and monitoring to ensure they perform to specifications.Glass can break for any number of reasons, including embedded material impurities and inclusions, edge damage during installation, insufficient accommodation for movement, misunderstood load paths and “direct bearing,” in which loads are placed on glass.Read more here.

A well-engineered window or “light” in the right environment can transform a building project.  However, David De Rose, executive vice president, Restoration Practice at Halsall Associates notes that it isn’t a question of whether some windows will break—it’s about reducing the incidence of breakage and improving window materials, technology, installation procedures and monitoring to ensure they perform to specifications.

Glass can break for any number of reasons, including embedded material impurities and inclusions, edge damage during installation, insufficient accommodation for movement, misunderstood load paths and “direct bearing,” in which loads are placed on glass.

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