Unsafe Wired Glass Should be Replaced

According to the Capital Funding Buzz Survey conducted in November 2012, 47% of the responding hospitals and healthcare providers prioritize capital investment in upgrading existing facilities in the next 12-18 months.

When renovating, healthcare executives and designers should give serious thought to removing the risk of wired glass because it breaks easily on impact and is likely to injure anyone who runs into or through it.For over 100 years, traditional wired glass was the only fire-rated glass product available.It was mistakenly perceived as “safety glazing”. Wire actually weakens the glass making it about half as strong as ordinary window glass.

Modern building codes now require that glazing larger than 1296 sq inches in hazardous locations meet the CPSC Cat.II Standard  (which means that the glazing survives impact of 400 foot pounds.) The codes also require that when an existing panel of unsafe wired glass breaks, it must be replaced with a glazing product that meets the current safety glazing codes. There are economical, non-wired, Cat. II safety rated, fire rated glazing products that can be used to replace large, unsafe wired glass, including: SuperLite I , SuperLite II-XL   and SuperLite I-XL .

Read more here.

600450 Unsafe Wired Glass Should be Replaced glassonweb.com
Date: 29 April 2013
Source: www.safti.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Insulating glass was considered an important element of the sustainable design of the shopping mall and its integration into the urban landscape.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2018 Winter Conference is taking place this week in Tucson, Ariz., through Friday.
Gulfstream Condominiums on North Padre Island, near Corpus Christi, Texas/USA.
Windows are an essential and beautiful element of modern architecture.
GGI announced the launch of their refreshed website, with updated page layouts and product photography to further improve the user experience.
The shop fronts inside the building are in toughened or laminated safety glass and reinforce the striking architecture of this light-flooded shopping mecca. Some of the facades are almost eight metres high and extend over two floors.

From industry

Schaliënhoevedreef 20-D,
2800 Mechelen
Belgium

10924 Granite Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States

Add new comment