CROSS Safety Report: Toughened glass failures

Author: Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures

Date published

3 April 2023

Price
Free
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CROSS Safety Report: Toughened glass failures

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Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures
Date published
3 April 2023
Price
Free
The Structural Engineer
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Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures

Citation

The Structural Engineer, Volume 101, Issue 4, 2023, Page(s) 28-29

Date published

3 April 2023

Author

Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures

Citation

The Structural Engineer, Volume 101, Issue 4, 2023, Page(s) 28-29

Price

Free

This month's CROSS report concerns a report that the glass produced by some processors has not been properly heat-soaked and is therefore much more likely to shatter in use.

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
28-29
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Glass Safety Structural failure Professional Guidance Issue 4

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