The first use of silicone sealant in a four-sided structural glazing application marks it 50-year anniversary in 2021. The building, located in Detroit, Michigan, still performs today as when it was originally installed in 1971. History of the engineering and performance of the Detroit building is reviewed as well as current observations of the structural sealant condition. Additional reference projects will be discussed to showcase the historical proven performance of silicone structural glazing withstanding weather, earthquakes, hurricanes and other environmental factors.
Representing Jon Kimberlain
Company: Dow Performance Silicones
About the speaker:
Adrienne Bowman-Grittini is the North America Technical Service & Development Leader for Dow Building Science. In her 10+ years in the silicone industry, she has participated on numerous commercialization projects to bring new silicone room-temperature-vulcanizing sealants and primers to various markets ranging from commercial construction to the electronics industry. Adrienne has a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and is an American Society of Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.