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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