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Here in Canada, using CAN/ CGSB - 12.20-M? Clause 7 "Special Requirements", your would not be able to construct a glass balustrade or rail without a top rail.  That is necessary to guard against "fall-through" if a panel breaks.

Thor Tandy P.Eng MIStructE
Victoria, BC
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Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 8:30 AM
Subject: Structual Design of Glass


I'm having a little problem with a glass guard rail for a church
balcony.  They don't want a handrail as that would obstruct the line of

Does anybody have any experience designing glass or have any references
they can point me to?


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