Work Item
ASTM WK37764

New Guide for Structural Use of Glass in Buildings

1. Scope

1.1 This guide describes procedures to determine the stability and load resistance (LR) of specified glass types, for reliable usage of glass in structural applications, where the glass is supporting other elements or is required to provide safety restraint to live loads. 1.4 This guide describes load resistance factored design (LRFD) procedures for glass structures. It provides guidance on retention and redundancy for safe usage. Special cases include glass fins, drilled glass, notched glass, glass stair treads, glass floor panels, and glass panels resisting live load, including balustrades.


glass engineering


Used by structural engineers and facade designers to incorporate glass into designs that go beyond typical glazing conditions

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E06.52

Committee: E06

Staff Manager: Frank McConnell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-21-2012

Technical Contact: Urmilla Jokhu-Sowell

Item: 001

Ballot: E06.52 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item