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What does the IBC say about impact safety today?

IBC 2012 SECTION 2406 SAFETY GLAZING

2406.1 Human impact loads:Individual glazed areas, including glass mirrors, in hazardous locations as defined in Section 2406.4 shall comply with Sections 2406.1.1 through 2406.1.4.

2406.2 Impact test: Where required by other sections of this code, glazing shall be tested in accordance with CPSC 16 CFR 1201. Glazing shall comply with the test criteria for Category II, unless otherwise indicated in Table 2406.2 (1).

2406.4 Hazardous location: The locations specified in Sections 2406.4.1 through 2406.4.7 shall be considered specific hazardous locations requiring safety glazing materials.

What does the IBC consider to be a hazardous location for glazing?

The IBC clearly defines hazardous locations where impact safety glass is required in section 2406.4. Common applications for high-impact glass are doors, sidelites, glass located near the floor, and other “hazardous locations.”



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