STP Published: 2002

The Use of Glass in Buildings

Editor(s): Valerie Block

The broad focus of this comprehensive, new publication is the quality, design, use, and performance of architectural glass. Sixteen peer-reviewed papers cover:

Quality Issues--addresses the problems associated with the use of ASTM C1036 for field inspections of glass; the interrelationship between building codes and glass standards; on-line quality control measuring systems for tempered and heat-strengthened glass; and the impact of self-cleaning glass.

Performance Assessments--presents developments around the performance of insulating glass and glass facades, including in-situ dew point testing to assess life span of insulating glass units; and an assessment of annual energy consumption of ventilated double glass facades using computer simulation.

Glass Design--examines the structural performance of laminated glass made with stiff interlayers; design methodologies for glass, including rectangular window glass supported on three sides; large trapezoidal window glass lites; window glass design software based on ASTM E1300; and a new procedure for thermal stress evaluation of monolithic glass.

Glass in Hurricanes--addresses special design considerations for glass used in hurricane-prone areas, including retrofitting commercial structures with laminated glass and testing of annealed glass with anchored-film glass retention systems.

Glass for Fire Safety and Security--covers a broad spectrum of topics, including security glazing, fire rated glass and sprinklers, and a design procedure for blast resistant laminated glass.

Audience: This publication is a valuable resource for architects; specifiers;laboratory personnel; consultants; and glass manufacturers, fabricators, and installers.

Table of Contents

TW Mazula, I Hennings

VL Block

CJ Barry, T O'Day

AS Redner

GR Torok, W Lichtenberger, A Major

DJ Wise, BV Shah

SJ Bennison, CA Smith, AV Duser, A Jagota

MM El-Shami, HS Norville

HS Norville, MM El-Shami, R Jackson, G Johnson

SM Morse

WL Beason, AW Lingnell

PE Beers, MA Pilcher, JC Sciaudone

BS Kaskel, JE Pearson, MK Schmidt, RE Pelletier

M Betten, H Beruhe

J Razwick

HS Norville, EJ Conrath

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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 173
DOI: 10.1520/STP1434-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5471-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3458-4