Opening Glass Walls That Go Beyond Miami-Dade Certification

When Hurricane Irma hit South Florida in September 2017, residents and business owners braced themselves for the worst. Packing 130-mph winds when it made landfall in the Florida Keys, Irma caused widespread damage on both the Gulf Coast and in the Miami area where fierce winds toppled construction cranes and pushed water through window seals and roof joints at Miami International Airport.

Sound Explanations III: Getting Ready To Be STC Rated

Last week we discussed how glazing can contribute to a higher STC rating.  This week we’ll discuss how all of the materials in a piece of fenestration can be put together to contribute to the final STC rating.