Blast Resistant


Our blast resistant panels have been designed and tested to meet and exceed stringent government, military and international building requirements to give you the beauty of glass with the utmost protection.

Many injuries to building occupants are caused by glass fragments sent flying through the air from the force of a blast. Unlike laminated flat glass, which will often crack and sometimes release fragments during a blast, there was no cracking or loss of glass in the tests conducted on our Seves LightWise® Architectural Systems Blast Resistant Glass Block Panels.

System Security Features:

  • Meets GSA and UFC 04-0110-01 blast glass standards
  • Offers enhanced protection to building occupants
  • Provides greater security than conventional windows
  • Reduces hazardous glass fragments
  • No cracking or loss of glass during testing

Engineering analysis supplemented with shock tube testing performed by an independent laboratory has determined that Seves LightWise® Architectural Systems Blast Resistant Glass Block Panels with sizes ranging from 4’ x 4’ to 8’ x 8’ perform to an ASTM “Minimal Hazard” or GSA.

“Performance Condition 2” or Better For:

  • General Services Administration (GSA) Level C and Level D
  • Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) DoD Minimum Anti-terrorism
  • Standards for Buildings Type I threats at 25m and 45m standoff  distances and Type II threats at 10m      and 25m standoff distances
  • For Petrochemical applications, a successful blast test of longer duration was also performed

System Facts:

Seves LightWise® Architectural Systems Blast Resistant Glass Block Panels consist of glass block framed by a 2-piece aluminum channel. The standard channel is mill finished, anodized clear or bronze. Powder coating is also available.

System Design Features:

  • Visually stunning, pre-fabricated panels are easy to install
  • Customizable to meet project needs
  • Guaranteed to meet your performance requirements
  • Useful for daylighting strategies
  • Available with a range of visibility and privacy options
  • Graffiti-resistant, damage-resistant, and easy to clean
  • Panels can be installed from either the interior or exterior of a building
  • Real glass is easy to maintain unlike films or plastics, which scratch easily
  • Real glass will not yellow over time unlike films or plastics
  • Possibilities are limited only by your imagination



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