Safety Glass: Is It Really Safe?

Safety glass: Is it doing what you think it does? The term safety glass inspires confidence, however sometimes that confidence is not really justified. The problem lies in the difference between what safety glass is designed to do, and what you might think it does. Since the late 1960’s, good people at such organizations as ANSI, CPSC and other groups have worked hard to develop…

Glass Breakage and Pre-Existing Damage

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and exterior facade consultant specializing in glass breakage, located in Northbrook, IL, USA Glass breakage can be dangerous or deadly. Here are some legal matters I have been involved with as an expert witness: A large bathroom mirror became detached from the wall, broke and injured the occupant who was unclothed A storm window blew off a building and…

Storm Damage to Windows and Glass

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for window & glass storm damage. Although the storm activity of the Windy City can’t even shine the shoes of weather experienced regularly along the coast of the Southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (soon to be converted from an ocean into a Strategic Oil Reserve), we Chicagoans do experience our share of fluky, violent storms. A…

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