Handbook of Glass in Construction

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9780070016194: Handbook of Glass in Construction

Here is the first comprehensive guide to the specification, installation, manufacture, and testing of glass units and windows for construction. Packed with data, descriptions, applications, and illustrations, the book examines all types of glass and insulating glass, including single and dual sealed systems, heat mirror materials, sealant compounds, and swiggle strip and metal edge compounds. You'll also find complete details on safety glass for hurricane-prone regions and for security purposes—plus a glossary of terms and listings of trade organizations, suppliers, and manufacturers.

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The first comprehensive guide to glass and insulating glass for construction. If you're involved in the specification, installation, manufacture, or testing of glass units and windows for construction, this unique reference is going to make your work a lot easier! Packed with the latest data, detailed descriptions and applications, and hundreds of illustrations, the book takes you step by step through every aspect of selecting, using, treating, and testing today's glass products. You'll find hands-on guidance and proven methods for all types of glass, including single and dual sealed systems--heat mirror materials--sealant compounds--and swiggle strip and metal edge compounds. Handbook of Glass in Construction offers you the expertise to handle special problems relating to: the selection of glass for any job; the installation of sheet glass and insulating glass units; the use of caulking and glazing compounds; current manufacturing techniques; the latest testing and specification methods. This one-of-a-kind reference also features new information on safety glass for hurricane-prone regions and for security purposes--plus a handy glossary of terms and listings of trade organizations, suppliers, and manufacturers.

About the Author:

Joseph S. Amstock, a consultant with Professional Adhesive and Sealants Systems, is currently involved with various Walt Disney World projects in Florida and California dealing with the proper insulation and sealing of glass. He was previously business manager for sealants with Bostik, Inc. Prior to that, he worked for Thiokol Chemical Corp. and Products Research and Chemical Corp., and also served as a consultant for the government of Ireland. Mr. Amstock is Editor of the new Handbook of Sealants and Adhesives in Construction, forthcoming from McGraw-Hill.

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