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Glass 101: A Crash Course in Structural Glass and the Requirements of 2018 IBC Chapter 24

by Andrea Hektor, P.E., S.E.

December 2, 2021 December 16, 2021; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time (Please note the date and time changes)

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Seminar Description

Glass is a unique material from a design standpoint and is not commonly covered in university courses in the US. Additionally, there is very little printed material that provides solid design guidance. Despite this, there has been a trend towards more opacity in architecture both nationally and internationally, and there is immense opportunity for design of unique structures - small or large - made of glass. This web seminar will cover the following topics:

  1. Underlying concepts of glass as a structural material.
  2. Basics of glass design.
  3. Structural-related requirements of 2018 IBC Chapter 24, Glass and Glazing.
  4. Thought process related to redundancy and post-breakage behavior given that glass is a brittle material and subject to spontaneous failures that may not be related to imposed stresses.
  5. Design process outlined in ASTM E1300, Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings, which is referenced in IBC Chapter 24 and can be somewhat vague when designing elements more complicated than a standard window pane.
The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Andrea Hektor, PE, SE, is a senior structural engineer with the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has worked on both coasts of the United States, and has a particular interest in unique and non-typical structures. While the bulk of her work is in buildings, unique façade projects have given Andrea the opportunity to work on glass fin wall structures, cable-supported glass walls, and structural calculations for atypical glass pane support conditions. Andrea has previously been actively involved in the committee that governs ASTM E1300, and is still involved with development of a glass design guideline for the United States.

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All attendees, irrespective of the number of registered connections, can earn 0.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 2.5 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.

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