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Enhancing Security with Laminated Glass, a WebReach with Kuraray


About This Program

This presentation will focus on a growing need for security glazing to protect people and property from terrorist attacks and severe weather. Laminated glass can provide intrusion resistance, as well as protection from flying glass that occurs after a bomb blast. Bullet resistant laminates are designed specifically to stop bullet penetration and fragmentation. Industry standards for testing and specifying security glazing will be reviewed, including ASTM and Underwriters Laboratories standards for physical attack, bomb blast, ballistics and wind-borne debris protection. Architectural applications include courthouses, schools, embassies and other government buildings, commercial storefronts, as well as animal enclosures for zoos and psychiatric facility windows.

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.
  • Identify architectural applications where security glazing is required, including courthouses and embassies.

Symbol Key

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*
*Approved  for 1 LU/HSW.

Relevant Practices

Product Selection/Specification
Ownership/Property Management


  • Mark Jacobson, CSI

    Market Manager, North America, Kuraray

    Mark is a consultant for the Advanced Interlayer Solution Division of Kuraray. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for the last 16 years focusing on architectural applications and the photovoltaic industry. Mark provides training for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors on laminated glass. He is a member of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and is the President of the Cleveland Chapter of CSI. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and worked for DuPont for over 35 years prior to his 10 years with Kuraray.

July 31, 2024
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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