Tag Archives: Julia Schimmelpenningh

How Were the U.S. Capitol Windows Breached?

The incident at the U.S. Capitol yesterday amid the Electoral College certification process devolved into chaos as rioters breached the building, in part, by breaking through the Capitol’s windows. USGNN™ spoke with several glass experts to find out if the … Continue reading

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ANSI Z97.1-2015 Reaffirmation Approved

ANSI has informed the ASC Z97 Committee that ANSI Z97.1-2015 (R2020), Safety Glazing Materials used in Buildings – Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test, that a reaffirmation of ANSI Z97.1-2015, has been approved. This standard establishes the specifications and … Continue reading

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FGIA Panel Answers Security Glazing Questions

Industry experts answered questions about security glazing amid a panel discussion hosted by the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) during a webinar titled, “Security Glazing for Storefront and Fenestration.” The first question asked was about the changes on the … Continue reading

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ISO 16932 Update Includes Missile Size Change

The 2020 update to ISO 16932, “Glass in Building — Destructive-Windstorm-Resistant Security Glazing — Test and Classification,” includes missile size changes for Levels 3 and 4. According to Julia Schimmelpenningh, Customer Applications and Support Lab manager for Eastman Chemical Co., … Continue reading

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Setting the Record Straight: Experts Clear Up Misconceptions about Laminated Glass

Laminated glass gives architects and designers the ability to improve safety and sound attenuation. It can also provide strength and the means for artistic expression. With a number of possible functions of laminated glass beyond just transparency and daylighting comes … Continue reading

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