Hosted as part of the FTI's 2020 World Congress Workshop Series, this educational workshop will focus on the design, fabrication and installation of laminated glass, with a particular focus on glass railing systems.
The first hour will focus on the technical and structural properties of stiff, ionoplast interlayers, which are often specified for glass railing systems. The effective thickness method found in ASTM E1300 and Finite Element Modeling will be used to demonstrate the load resistance and deflection benefits associated with this interlayer when used in minimally supported glass railing systems. Presenters will also review fabrication guidelines and building code requirements for laminated glass railings will be reviewed. The second hour features two demonstrations on wet and dry-glazed installation methods.
Learn about the structural benefits of stiff laminated glass interlayers used in minimally supported glass railing systems
Learn about different methods to determine the load resistance and deflection performance of structural laminates.
Learn about the compatibility of sealants used with laminated glass interlayers used in glass railings
Identify fabrication issues and building code requirements for glass railings
Witness two installation demonstrations on wet and dry-glazed systems