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Enhancing Security with Laminated Glass WebReach Wednesday with Kuraray

About This Program

This presentation will focus on a growing need for security glazing to protect people and property from both man-made and natural threats. Laminated glass can provide intrusion resistance, as well as protection from flying glass that occurs after a bomb blast or wind-borne debris impact. Industry standards for testing and specifying security glazing will be reviewed, including the new ASTM F3561 standard for forced-entry-resistance. The physical and performance characteristics of PVB and ionoplast interlayers will be presented, including interlayer stiffness, strength, and thickness and color options.

Session Takeaways

  • Recognize the growing concern for terrorist attacks, including shootings in schools.
  • Understand how laminated glass provides intrusion, blast, ballistics, and wind-borne debris protection.
  • Identify test standards and requirements for security applications, including the new ASTM F3561 forced-entry-standard
  • Identify architectural applications where security glazing is required, including courthouses and embassies

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Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.
AIA: 1.0 LU/HSW*
*Submitted for credit and awaiting confirmation.

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