Raining glass all over North America, one story after another hits the headlines... So ask the inspectors to look at the logos, that'll tell them where the glass is coming from. I'm willing to bet you can guess where... That's correct! right out of the container and onto the balcony. Laminated is the solution? sure it's one, the other is to stay away from cheap offshore glass companies (err, ugh, I mean China). blame the owners and the general contractors for trying to find the low cost alternative from overseas, blame the glazing sub for agreeing to buy it and install it. Nis has been an issue for, like, forever. The U.S. float lines have done a great job reducing the opportunities for nickel to contaminate the batch (it still happens, but infrequently). China, it happens all the time.
Now we have to read about the dumb decisions to use Chinese raw glass on projects in Austin, Toronto, San Fran, Denver, LA, Miami, on and on... guess what's next? The industry will be defending itself. GANA, where are you on this? Max, get back on your bandwagon against the Chinese, Hey consultants, WTF? You knew better, but you took your trips over there to check them out, how you doing right now? Step up and make a stand, will ya!?
Sep 4, 2011 - 11:59AM
Re: Look at the logo
Nothing about Chinese glass in the Four Season's article:
"An engineering consultant told The Toronto Sun that tempered-glass panels there "exploded" because of nickel sulfide crystal impurities he found in the glass made by U.S. manufacturers."
it's still raining
Sep 4, 2011 - 12:48PM
Re: Look at the logo
Four Season's balcony glass came from China, it's on the logo. I saw it myself. Yup, U.S. fabricators tempered and brought the Chinese glass into Toronto. Shame on them. Bet they are re-thinking that business model. They could have heat soaked it as a precaution, that would have been a cheap insurance policy. Do you recall the project in Iowa that was Nis breakage, I think it was a mjor library. The engineer tried to blame that on US suppliers too, that is until they discovered where the glass came from (in this case Europe).
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