Tag Archives: Laminated glass

Protecting those inside: Specifying blast hazard-mitigating windows

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Exposed to the extreme pressure released by an explosive mass, elements of the window or curtain wall assembly work together to withstand the blast load and dissipate its energy. Laminated glass takes the brunt of the blast force, the framing connections and glass bites work together to keep the lites in their frames, the mullions and sashes adequately deflect to handle the assembly’s changing shape, and window hardware transfers load to perimeter framing.

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Glass central feature of British Airways lounge at Dulles

Customized architectural glass is featured throughout the British Airways lounge at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Photos courtesy Bendheim

British Airways passengers flying through Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. can relax in a new lounge surrounded by customized architectural glass. The project’s architect—TPG Architecture—incorporated a variety of customized glazed pieces, combining hardworking architectural surfaces with a luxurious aesthetic.

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Security Glazing for Safer Schools: Trends in School Safety

Parents and administrators across the country are clamoring for solutions to make their children’s schools more secure. Areas of K?12 educational projects under significant scrutiny are doors and windows—and, more specifically, the glass. For extra school security, laminated security glass can be an easy and cost-effective measure to assist in protecting against forced entry and providing bullet resistance. Between 1999 and 2009, various school security measures have been implemented.

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Security Glazing for Safer Schools

Photo courtesy Graham Architectural Products

Parents and administrators across the country are clamoring for solutions to make their children’s schools more secure. Areas of K?12 educational projects under significant scrutiny are doors and windows—and, more specifically, the glass. For extra school security, laminated security glass can be an easy and cost-effective measure to assist in protecting against forced entry and providing bullet resistance.

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