Pulp It

Thoughts from Bernard Lax

WHO DO YOU BLAME FOR THIS?

Once again we see another project where glass has been supplied for handrails and is failing. Nobody has rendered a definitive cause but if it smells like a fish, and tastes like a fish, then it must be nickel sulfide inclusions. I have started to realize that you really can’t blame these Chinese suppliers. This is the quality of glass that some of them make and if it is inferior so be it. The blame lies with the specifier and the General Contractor who fail to vet these items, and more importantly who ignore the news. It isn’t like this potential issue hasn’t been an issue in the past two years. Instead ignorance is bliss and they many of these folks play the risk game. If they can get it cheaper then throw caution to the wind. Maybe this costly lesson will be driven home by the insurance companies. This could be the start of something big!

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