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CSA Group Moves Closer to Guardrail Standard Completion

Dwayne Torrey of the CSA Group spoke to Fall Conference attendees about the development of a standard for guards and railings.

Over the past few years, the city of Toronto has seen a number of cases involving glass falling from balustrades and railings. As a result, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group began work on the development of a standard in 2012, … Continue reading

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ASTM Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

The latest compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards … Continue reading

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Glass Industry Stays on Top of Building Enclosure Commissioning

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Building enclosure commissioning seems to be moving swiftly along the growth curve, suggesting the glass industry should pay attention. According to John Runkle, vice president for building sciences at Architectural Testing Inc., his firm has now commissioned between 60 and … Continue reading

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Green Systems, Codes and Standards Play Different Roles in Making Environmentally-Friendly America

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They are at times confused and often misapplied, but Michael Schmeida says that green building systems, codes and standards each have a role to play in making America more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly. Schmeida, the vice chair for the ASTM International … Continue reading

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ASTM Publishes Revised Specification for Flat Glass Mirror

The ASTM document C1503 – Standard Specification for Silvered Flat Glass Mirror, developed by the ASTM C14.08 committee, has been reapproved. The Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) mirror division has been very involved over the years with the development … Continue reading

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Canadian Committee Approves IGMA Request to Reference ASTM E1300

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The Part 9 Committee for Houses and Small Buildings of the National Building Code of Canada met yesterday in Ottawa, Canada, and approved a request by the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) to reference ASTM E 1300 in the next … Continue reading

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ASTM to Hold Symposium on Building Walls

ASTM International will hold a symposium on “Building Walls Subject to Water Intrusion and Accumulation: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future” April 14-15 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis. The symposium will be sponsored by ASTM … Continue reading

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Industry, Consumers Respond to New Standard for Glass Furniture

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Industry representatives and consumers impacted by the glass furniture issue have responded favorably to the recent publication of a standard for glass furniture. Henry Chamberlain of Allied Glass Experts in Kansas City, Kan., who served as the technical contact on … Continue reading

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ASTM Standard for Glass Furniture Published

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ASTM International has completed work on its long-anticipated glass furniture standard. The standard, titled “Glass Used as a Horizontal Surface in Desks and Tables,” was completed late last year and addresses “serious human injury and fatality incidents involving breakage of … Continue reading

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