School to Replace Glass with Metal Panels after Failure

Mail Tribune
May 27, 2014
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION

A glass panel fractured and fell from the atrium at Rogue Community College Higher Education Center in Medford, Ore, covering furniture and hitting two students. School officials plan to remove all of the glass panels lining the atrium and replace them with metal panels, according to the Mail Tribune.

A report from Seattle engineering and architectural firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. said the glass failure was caused by the presence of nickel sulfide in the panel. Officials said work to remove and replace the panels is expected to begin in June after spring semester classes end.

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