Since the beginning of the 20th century, glass has found many uses in construction, from windows, to facades, to load-bearing structures. In all applications, construction defects can result from the use of glass. In an article just published in the Spring/Summer issue of NASP’s Subrogator Magazine, Dr. James Mason of ARCCA, talks about the most common glass defects and why you need an expert with specific knowledge of glass when investigating construction defect cases or claims.
JAMES J. MASON, PhD, P.E. is a Senior Engineer at ARCCA specializing in glass construction defects, the fracture and fatigue of metals, plastics and welds, the mechanical failure of consumer and industrial products/equipment, and machinery design/failure, as well as metallurgical laboratory analyses and fractography. He is also experienced in failed consumer medical devices, such as orthopedic implants and plastics.