Glazing Design

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 55
Physical description6 p.
Subjectwindows; glazings; Moisture performance
AbstractGlass is successful in meeting its requirements as an element in an exterior wall. The joint between the glazing unit and the window sash or frame, however, is vulnerable because of the many requirements it must fulfil. The most common expressions of failure are glass breakage and rain and air leakage. Successful glazing requires an understanding of all the factors that contribute to failures and a knowledge of the properties of the materials to be used. Knowledge of the requirements of each component of the joint detail is also essential. The demands upon each component of the joint can be minimized by good design.
PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Comment rendre le vitrage durable et hermétique
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number926
NPARC number20325035
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Record identifier1a5c09da-0751-4532-868c-823fb7df7447
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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