This is a quarterly newsletter for architects, designers and
planners who build and renovate our schools. We research school
building trends, fire codes and innovations in the use of fire-rated
glass in schools, and publish what we find at Safe Glass for Schools.
this issue, we profile the proactive, multi-year effort by Middlebury
College to replace unsafe wired glass panels, and a recent ruling
against the Portland school district for failing to prevent a
13-year-old's wired glass injury.
| Middlebury Replaces Unsafe Wired Glass |
the college became aware of the hazards of wired glass, Middlebury
surveyed and catalogued 1500 pieces of traditional wired glass in doors
and windows. Over a four-year period, the college replaced unsafe
applications of wired glass with clear, wire-free, impact-safe, and
affordable alternatives. Read more....
| Jury Finds Portland District Negligent |
In 2003, the IBC required that all glazing in potentially hazardous locations in educational facilities comply with the CPSC safety-glass standards
. A court recently found the Portland district negligent for failing to replace a dangerous wired glass panel. Read more...
| Video: SF School Creates Safer Campus |
San Francisco high school decided to replace all unsafe wired glass
applications. This two part video chronicles NCIS's replacement program.
Facilities manager Daniel Klingebiel states: "I sleep better at night
knowing the wired glass danger has been removed." Read more...
Thank you for your interest in using fire rated glass to make
safer, better, greener schools. Please check out our schools
website, Safe Glass for Schools
. Let us know what you think, or if you have questions you want us to address in the future.
The SAFTIFIRST Team