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Building Safer Schools After Sandy Hook: An Architect’s View

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Sunday marked the second anniversary of the horrific and tragic mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 young children and six adult staff members were shot to death by a mentally disturbed young man. The … Continue reading

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Speakers Cover Protective Glazing During GlassCon Global

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Energy performance, structural glazing and the future of architectural glass were big discussion topics during GlassCon Global, which concluded yesterday in Philadelphia. But the program also covered another critical topic: safety and security glazing. A number of presenters focused on … Continue reading

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Lessons from Sandy Hook a Year Later

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As the one-year anniversary of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., approaches, those in the glazing industry say the devastating event has impacted the industry. According to several experts, the types of requests for safety and … Continue reading

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West Virginia to Require Shatter-Resistant Glass in Schools

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The West Virginia School Building Authority (SBA) recently approved a safety measure that will require new schools built in the state to have shatter-resistant glass, according to SBA executive director Mark Manchin. “The SBA voted to require that all new … Continue reading

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Senate Committee Passes Bill to Provide Grants for School Safety Improvements

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted yesterday to pass legislation designed to provide grants to local communities and schools throughout the United States to improve safety within the schools. The School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 (S.146) is sponsored by … Continue reading

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GANA Protective Glazing Committee Looks at Glass and School Safety

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Guidelines for security glazing in schools is a topic on the minds of many these days, and members of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) protective glazing committee are no exception. Thomas Zaremba, who serves as a Glazing Industry … Continue reading

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