CODES: The Hazards of Traditional Wired Glass

Written by Lori Greene, CSI, AHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI, The Contstruction Specifier, July 2, 2015

For decades, traditional wired glass-with its crisscrossed wires creating diamonds or squares-was installed in buildings around the world. Over time, this glazing became known as "safety-glass", even though it was found to cause severe and often life-threatening injuries when subjected to human impact. Its reputation for safety has been reinforced by its appearance and the common misconception that the wire mesh makes the glass stronger. In reality, the exact opposite is true.
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