CGCA Dinner Meeting to Focus on Blast Mitigation
September 16, 2009
Blast mitigation will be the discussion topic during the Colorado
Glazing Contractors Association (CGCA) next dinner meeting, which
will take place Wednesday, September 23 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Dave
& Buster's in Denver.
As the event's guest speaker, Raj Goyal, an industry consultant
who previously served as vice president and general manager of Graham
Blast Mitigation Products, will present "Blast Mitigation through
Windows and Glazing." The course is designed to provide a basic
understanding of blast loads and pressures generated by blast. The
course also explains the Department of Defense Unified Facilities
Criteria building design criteria to prevent injuries to service
men and women. The program will address specification criteria for
designers, architects and spec writers by explaining the effects
of blast on the window frames and glazing and how to mitigate these
effects. The course includes many actual videos that illustrate
window and curtainwall testing to demonstrate the potential for
injuries from flying glass and how to design windows to minimize
or eliminate flying glass. ASTM and GSA testing protocols are explained
for proper testing procedures.
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