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By Richard A. Behr

Glass is more and more getting used as a structural fabric in new structures. The structural envelope may possibly consist both completely or partly of glass, and this development to eschew conventional fabrics corresponding to brick and urban for steel-framed, glass clad structures provides inherent difficulties. a big factor is the functionality of glazing in the course of earthquakes and severe climatic occasions, corresponding to windstorms and heavy snow a lot. This authoritative booklet stories the present state-of-the artwork in glass and glazing know-how to withstand failure because of those typical occasions.

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With a substantial data base now developed, Behr worked with NEHRP to develop seismic design provisions for architectural glass that first appeared in the 2000 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures (BSSC, 2001). 6 in 2001. The 2000 NEHRP seismic design provisions for architectural glass and the AAMA seismic test method were adopted in ASCE 7-02, which was referenced in the International Building Code 2003 (ICC, 2003) and the NFPA 5000 Building Code (NFPA, 2003).

6 where Glazing details for the seismic design example.   hp c 2 Dclear ¼ 2c1 1 þ bp c 1 Building code seismic requirements: the United States 25 (definitions of equation parameters were given earlier in this chapter). Here   1829ð10Þ Dclear ¼ 2ð10Þ 1 þ ¼ 44 mm ð1:73 inÞ 1524ð10Þ Dclear = 44 mm is the amount of horizontal racking displacement (applied over the height of the glass panel) required to cause initial glass-to-frame contact simultaneously at opposing corners of a main diagonal of the rectangular glass panel.

6 at an AAMA-certified testing laboratory, would be an appropriate course of action. 10], then the trial design is acceptable. 6 Future trends While the seismic requirements for glass have been in building codes since the adoption of the 2003 IBC, past experience indicates that the real implementation of seismic requirements in US building codes normally does not occur until California adopts and enforces such building code requirements. California has typically taken the lead on code enforcement of seismic requirements and other states typically follow the lead of California’s enforcement interpretations as appropriate.

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