Our craving for daylight has accelerated the use of glass in modern constructions. However, for those concerned about safety, our passion for the light comes with a dark side.
SFI CASA´s soon to be PhD Karoline Osnes is one of those people. Because, she knows more than most of us about how glass behaves under an extreme impact.
«Glass is becoming more and more of stand-alone building material. The use of it has advanced from simple windows to full façade claddings and load-bearing components. Still, the knowledge on how to calculate its ability to withstand extreme loads has not kept up with these trends», she says.