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Intent 1:

To exempt certain glazing installations from the requirements of Sentence, if the following conditions are met:

  • the building is located in areas where the spectral response acceleration amplified for site conditions equals the floor levels found in low seismicity regions with Site Class C (i.e. very dense soil and soft rock).
  • the glass is sufficiently clear from its frame so it will not contact its frame and shatter
  • any failure of the glass will be in relatively small chunks over areas that are unlikely to have people below in buildings not considered critical at the occasion of a disaster, or
  • the glass has sufficient strength so that it will not shatter.
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