Tempe Glass is getting increasingly concerned about the growing number of falling glass incidents in the United States and neighboring countries, including Canada. Just a few days ago, new falling glass incidents were reported in New London, Connecticut, and Toronto, Canada. In Toronto, a piece of glass fell from a balcony and damaged two cars. In Connecticut, glass fell from a window. No information regarding victims or damages has been provided.
Unfortunately, falling glass incidents no longer surprise anyone. It is clear that the tendency is conquering new countries and communities. In 2011, the W Austin Hotel closed after the third falling glass accident in several weeks. Hotel owners decided they had to close the hotel, until all glass panels were replaced. In Toronto, the renters and owners of a condo building launched a class lawsuit against building developers for a series of glass-falling accidents during the summer. The lawsuit became the last straw in the sequence of tragic events, when several pieces of glass fell from the balconies, making their use impossible.
Is it that glass manufacturers and constructors have become negligent towards their basic obligations? Or is it that customers simply fail to use glass products properly? We cannot answer these questions. However, we cannot deny the fact that the growing publicity of such cases can potentially change the situation. More often than not, falling-glass incidents result from the defects arising from the use of glass as a building envelope, which pushes condominium owners to replace glass windows and other structures quickly and proactively. With Tempe Glass you will definitely have no these problems. Just remember, that glass is an extremely flexible and practical material, which can improve your design and energy efficiency. Glass is the best choice for those, who seek modern approaches to construction and project implementation. Through years, we worked hard to meet the standards of safety and construction codes. We understand that the real number of falling-glass incidents may be underreported, whereas those which are reported may generate public discontent with the quality of glass manufacturing operations. However, falling glass is an emerging industry issue that demands professional attention and policy solutions as soon as possible.