Posts filed under: Codes

Blast design uses UFC 2012. JEI Structural Engineering is committed to helping you navigate through codes and regulations.   So bring us in early for best results. 1)      Must design for 2 times the glazing resistance now.   Previous 2007 UFC...
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Cladding Design Cladding design changes are making a mess for the glass & glazing industry.  If you’re a glazing contractor or a building envelop contractor; an estimator or project manager, you’ve probably tried to size your storefront and curtain wall members...
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Glass Blast:  Explosive Weight I and Explosive Weight II? Glass Blast design is an increasingly important topic. Question Can you break me down the difference in Explosive Weight I and Explosive Weight II?    Answer This is the criteria from the...
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QUESTION I am an architect currently working on a design competition for a project that will require blast resistant windows.  I’m curious about the note stating the connections will be difficult for small windows.  What dimension would you define as...
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Based on a quick review, here are the major changes/impact that I see: 1) The biggest change Conventional Construction Stand-Off Distances. This is a huge change! They have reidentified the conventional construction stand-off distances in Table B-2 based on the...
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The information provided on this page was published in e-glass weekly by a code consultant for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association www.aamanet.org on January 31, 2012.  Read full article here.   It’s an excellent summary of the code changes and recommended reading...
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