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Panos,

Thanks for your response and participation.

There is a future for progressive / innovative engineering.

Jim Korff, PE
Structural Composites, Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Panos Trochalakis" <panost(--nospam--at)ckcps.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 7:41 AM
Subject: RE: Glass Floors


> I recentlly had to look at using glass as a structural element. With
> laminated glass, the thickness can be varied as required. A structural
> design guide with some design charts can be found at
> http://www.saflex.com/Technical/Structure/ti09.htm . The manufacturers I
> talked with stated that they only provide the glass. A structural engineer
> has to design the glass.
>
> Just in case you haven't seen it, at the second floor of the REI store in
> Seattle there is an opening in the floor (approx. 3' in diameter).
Laminated
> glass was used as the floor to span over this opening.
>
> Panos
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charlie Griffes [mailto:charlie(--nospam--at)ctengineering.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 3:52 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: Glass Floors
>
>
> We have a request from an architect to use a glass floor in a residence
(in
> Seattle).  The supplier has not heard of ICBO, but says he sold lots of
> glass for floors in many states.  They have design info and it looks
strong
> enough, etc.
> It does not appear to be easy to get a stamped submittal from the
supplier.
>
> Do you folks just look at the data and say OK?
>
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