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Approximate Weight of Architectural Flat Glass Design professionals, wall system manufacturers, and construction managers often need the weight of materials for engineering and construction site considerations. The table below provides approximate weights of architectural flat glass by thickness designations as published by North American manufacturers. . .
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Differences Between Safety Glazing Standards In 1977, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted as a mandatory federal safety regulation Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials, codified at 16 CFR Part 1201. 1 The CPSC amended its Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials on several occasions subsequent to its initial adoption, the last time on June 28, 1982. . .
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Design Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications Modern architectural designs often require glazing materials that provide enhanced levels of security and safety performance properties. These properties include: resistance to ballistics, blast, hurricane/cyclic wind pressures and physical attack. Applications may also require desirable properties such as sound reduction, fade resistance, and solar and thermal control. . .
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Hurricane Product Substitution Thousands of impact resistant windows, doors, and skylights have been tested and certified since Hurricane Andrew ravaged South Florida in 1992, causing billions in property damage. As a consequence of the damage inflicted by Hurricane Andrew, more stringent standards for window systems were adopted. The requirements put into place the following year called for testing of window and door systems and changes to any component--including framing materials. . .
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Approximate Weight of Interlayer used in Laminated Architectural Flat Glass Design professionals, wall system manufacturers, and construction managers often need the weight of materials for engineering and construction site considerations. The tables below provide approximate weights of interlayer used in laminated architectural flat glass by North American manufacturers. . .

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