Dartford Glass

At Dartford Glass, our high standards address a wide range of quality and high-performance issues. We describe the physical characteristics of all glass and present various methodologies for verifying acceptable performance levels under specific conditions. The Standard Practice for Determining the  Load Resistance of Glass in different  Buildings, which is often referred to as “glass strength” standard, which is under a steady continuous development by a group of glass industry experts who meet four times a year to talk about  old and new issues, various questions, and research that relates to all types of glass strength. A new version of ASTM E1300 has recently been introduced, and it is a significant change from earlier editions of the standard procedures. Before getting into the various changes, however, let’s look at what the standard is.

Currently, ASTM E1300 addresses laminated and insulating glass buildings exposed to a uniform lateral load of short or even long duration for a probability of breakage. The standard does not apply to the glass with certain edge treatments that alter the various glass strength, such as wired, patterned, notched, etched, sandblasted, drilled, or grooved glass.

While ASTM E1300 has been based on a glass resistance to uniform lateral loads, the normal notes that final glass thickness and certain types of glass will depend on  various factors, including stresses, spontaneous breakage of  glass,  various effects of windborne debris and excessive deflections set forth in all building codes, safety glazing requirements, and other glass-specific concerns. Glass Design professionals use this standard to illustrate compliance to building regulations. Building code officials use this particular standard to verify compliance. And glazing manufacturers, fabricators, and also glass installers like Dartford Glass use it to assist their customers in selecting proper unit glass thickness.

Early Years when the standard came into effect in the mid-1990s, its 12 charts were received with a mixed set of feelings. One chart that included all glass thicknesses which seemed so much easier for all to understand and use. However, with the proponents of ASTM E1300 that convinced the industry, designers, officials technical merits worried about the new standard.


The rabbit show

Hey guys! Lucy here with an update on the amazing rabbit show that we just got back from. Holy Cow! Let me tell you. I was not prepared for how awesome this weekend would be. I was expecting to have a lot of fun, but I didn’t know how many rabbit fans would be there. Nick ended up going with me. He took a lot of great photos. I’m going to have a lot of options of which ones to hang up on the walls of my office. When we arrived I thought this was going to be a small show with maybe like fifty people, but no, there was hundreds of folks there. I loved everyone’s rabbits so much. Molly and her babies were all loved by everyone.

I decided that I would show all three of my rabbits and I am so glad I did. This was my first show so I didn’t think I would win, but I thought that it would be good experience. However, it takes a lot to prepare. I must have combed their fur over and over and still couldn’t get it to look perfect. There was this guy there who literally had his rabbits looking perfect. He wouldn’t even let anyone near them because they might mess up their fur. I was ready and willing to let anyone play with my rabbits. I don’t own rabbits so I can win a blue ribbon. I own rabbits because I love them and I want them to bring joy to other people’s lives. I think that is exactly what they did at this show.

There was a boy at the show who was eleven years old and was born with no sight or hearing. Everyone was so afraid to let this little boy hold their rabbits. Well I wasn’t afraid. I let him hold Molly and he was so gentle with her and he constantly thanked me for letting him hold her. I learned how to sign thank you by letting him hold her so we both gained something. Well I think something about that moment impressed Nick because I felt him put his hand on my side like he was really proud of me. I looked up at him and he had that look. I don’t know how to explain it other than he had that look of “I think you’re really something special.” That definitely made me blush and I was glad the little boy couldn’t see how beet red I had turned, but his mother definitely could and she gave me a smile that let me know that she knew what was going on. It was embarrassing but it was cool too.

Showing the rabbits were fun but I didn’t take it nearly as seriously as the other people did. I felt like I was at one of those princess pageants. All of my rabbits did well, but we weren’t as well groomed as the rest of the showers. That’s fine though. Something that I found that I really liked was this vendor was selling these little bunny chairs. They look like a bean bag except they are for bunnies. I got three of them so all of my rabbits can sit in one if they want. I got two purple ones and one green one. Nick said that I must have liked to watched Barney the Dinosaur when I was younger because that was the colors of Barney. I did like that show when I was a kid, but something made me embarrassed to admit that.

Unfortunately we didn’t’ win anything at the show, however, someone did offer to buy Atticus from me, but I couldn’t sell him. He is still really attached to his mommy and it wouldn’t be fair to sell him and take him away from his mommy. I have to tell you that rabbit shows and like no other place I have ever been. There was so much going on. People were running around everywhere and all of them seemed to have a genuine passion for rabbits. That was refreshing considering how often people tease me for loving my rabbits so much. I don’t know if all of the people were as crazy about their rabbits as I am mine, but I could definitely tell I was around rabbit enthusiast. Well, I mean especially since there were booths everywhere promoting rabbit stuff and rabbit t-shirts. I bought four rabbit t-shirts of course. I think they are great. I even bought my mom and Nick one. I don’t know if they will wear them, but I really hope they will.

So that was about that at the rabbit show, but what happened while I was there was kind of special. I have been having to give Arani antibiotics because she got an eye infection. Apparently her eye got scratched and it got infected, but she is going to be alright. Anyway I was giving her medicine and talking to her telling her that everything was going to be ok and Nick came over. He told me that he had been thinking about us dating again. I couldn’t believe it because I had been thinking the same thing. I told him that too. Well he smiled and I smiled and we kissed. Yup, right there at the rabbit show. I don’t know if the rabbits were jealous or not, but I didn’t care for just a moment. I am thinking that maybe Nick might be more special that I thought he was. Anyway he asked me to dinner next week and I am very excited. I have been having trouble even thinking because of how excited I am. Anyway, we may not have won any prizes at the rabbit show, but that is ok because I got a date with Nick. I don’t know what will come of it, but I am definitely excited. I also think I might have caught the Show Fever Bug because I can’t wait to show the rabbits again. Maybe I will even try harder next time, who knows.

Baby rabbits in Encinitas!!

Lucy here!

Guess what!

Congratulations are in order. One of my rabbits had babies today, so now I have five more adorable little bunnies. There are so small and so adorable. I feel so lucky. It was weird because Molly was acting really strange. I kind of thought that she might be sick and I was getting really worried so I took her to the vet. He was so nice because he could tell I was terrified that Molly was sick. He examined her and told me that she was about to give birth. How on earth did I miss this? I am so super excited to have all these new little bunnies. As soon as they are old enough I am going to definitely take them to volunteer with me.

I called my mom and told her that I had five new bunnies and she was not the happiest. She told me that I was going to have a bunny farm. I told her that I didn’t think that was a bad thing. My mom loves animals, she just thinks they should live outside the house. I do not agree with her. I love have my little bunnies here in my house.

I decided that I am going to clear out a better space for Molly so she has a lot of privacy while she raises her babies. I think I am going to clean out a corner in my office so I can watch her while I am on my computer. My friend Nick wants to come over and take pictures of them because he has a photography Instagram account and he said that five little bunnies would definitely get him a lot of likes. I do not know if I like him using my bunnies to make himself famous I guess I will let him though. He is my best friend. We used to date, but I told him that I thought we’d be better off as friends. I love that he is an animal lover, but I just suck at dating.

When I told all of my friends at work that I have new bunnies they all asked if they could have one. I considered it, but how would it make Molly feel if I took away all of her little babies. That would be terrible. I told them that maybe when they are a lot older and not so attached to Molly I will consider giving them one, but as long as they are attached to their mommy I’m not going to separate them.

I need to give them all names, but I haven’t really been able to figure out a cool set of names yet. I thought about naming them after my favorite television show, but I do not think Damian, Elena, and Klaus really works. Then I thought about naming them after the stars, but I could think of good names their either. The names I think I am set on is Arani, Atalin, Ayla, Anna, and Atticus. I like that they would all have A names and it just seems to sound really cute together.

I’m really excited because pretty soon we have a rabbit show coming up. I can’t wait to show off all my beautiful rabbits. I asked Nick if he would go with me. Ha, no not as a date. He said he would love to go because he could take some amazing photos. I am thinking of having Nick come over to take a portrait of Molly and the babies so I can hang them on the wall. Yes, I definitely need to do this. It would be a great addition to my office. Right now I just have a bunch of artwork hanging on my wall that really doesn’t match. I do not have many photos hanging up either, so to have a portrait would be great.

I have to work tomorrow and I know it’s going to be hard to leave Molly. I just love watching the babies, but my boss probably wouldn’t like it if I took time off work because my rabbits had babies. It seems fair since I never have babies and do not use my maternity leave though. That’s just a joke. I’m really not that crazy. I think seeing how much Molly loves her babies I would like to have a baby one day. I would have to get better at dating first though. Who knows, maybe like three years from now I will find a guy who I can date for a while and get married and have some awesome children of my own. That might be something to consider in the future who knows.

Anyway, I think life is great right now. I have an awesome job. I have my upcoming rabbit show. I have these amazing new little bunnies. Everything is great. I’m even thinking about maybe starting to date again. I do not know, but these little bunnies have kind of made me think about love and all those crazy emotions that I usually do not think about. I know this sounds silly, but I think sometimes that we need to be reminded that being alone isn’t the greatest option. I mean imagine if I married someone who had as much job for life as I did. We would have the most amazing experiences. I am just kind of thinking that I have all these amazing journeys and experiences and I never get to share them with anyone.

I mean I know I can tell you guys about everything. I can tell my family and friends, but how awesome would it be to have a significant other to share these experiences with. I think that would be amazing.

Anyway, I’m like blabbering now. I need to get some rest so I can be in tip top shape for work tomorrow. I will keep you guys updated about the upcoming rabbit show. And my friend is coming over to help, if he can get time off from his tree job.

I am so excited for it. It’s going to be a total blast.

Road Trip

Hi guys! Lucy here. Guess what! I finally took my awesome road trip. I think I mentioned once that I wanted to drive down Route 66. Well guess what! I did it! I have to tell you, my rabbits and me were so excited about this trip. We started out on a Saturday and came back two weeks later. We began our journey in Santa Monica, California. I have never seen such cool stuff in my entire life. There was literally everything from amazing museums to a blue whale! And I went with my good friend from Honolulu, Steve Davison.

In California the bunnies and I stayed visited a real ghost town called Amboy. It was cool because movies have been made there. We also stopped to look at the Figueroa Street Tunnels. They are so beautiful. I love the architecture on them. It was sad that someone had put graffiti on them, but still to imagine that these were the very first four lane tunnels is very cool. We saw the Rose Bowl Stadium and the Dodger Stadium. We also visited Santa Monica pier, which of course the bunnies and me loved. The sunset was beautiful there.

Driving through Arizona was great. The sky seems to always be so perfect there. We saw Bearizona. Don’t worry. I was very careful with the rabbits here. The little bears were so cute. I kind of want to adopt a bear now. We did the Wild Ride Tour Bus which was fun because we saw so many great animals. I didn’t get to see the Bird’s of Prey show, but I bet it would have been awesome if I did. We also visited the Meteor Crater. Is it sad that I was hoping that an alien would come out while I was there? Maybe it is, but one didn’t come out. The place was super cool though, anyone who says the place is terrible, they are lying.

In New Mexico our trip got really exciting. We visited the Dinosaur museum in Tucumcari. This place is so cool. I wish we had dinosaurs today! While in Tucumcari we saw Tee Pee Curious. It’s a very cool place, it’s not often you see a tee pee attached to a building. In Santa Rosa we stopped at the blue hole. Wow, it’s so nice. I loved swimming in the blue hole. In Albuquerque we went to the American International Rattlesnake Museum. This place was so awesome. I love snakes, but the rabbits do not like snake. I’m sure you know why.

In Texas we saw a lot of really cool stores. I bought a pair of bunny ears at a very random gas station that I stopped at for gas. We stopped in Groom to see the Big Cross. Big isn’t even the word for this cross, this cross is huge. The statues around it are very well done. My rabbits felt at peace here and I felt very calm as well. In Conway we went to the Bug Ranch. It seemed silly to have those Volkswagen Beetles burned in the ground, but whatever make a good attraction I guess. In Amarillo we visited Cadillac Ranch. You know, opposed to bug ranch I could see how Cadillac Ranch is definitely art. The rabbits really liked it here as well. I spray painted our names on the hood on one of the Cadillac, so if you stop by there, see if it’s still there! We visited another ghost town in Texas called Glenrio. It wasn’t nearly as cool as Amboy, but it is still to see urban decay and a town with no people.

In Oklahoma I could no believe how many attractions they have on Route 66. I literally could have stopped in every town and found something awesome. In Commerce we went to see Mickey Mantle’s boyhood home and a statue dedicated to him. I sent pictures to my dad. I’m sure he really appreciated that. In Foyil we saw the world’s largest totem pole. That thing was really tall. The rabbits really liked it too. I bought some nuts in Claremore at the Nut House. I also got some fudge, but don’t tell anyone. I don’t want to hear how it went straight to my hips. In Catoosa we saw a blue whale that has been built over water and you can walk inside of it. In Arcadia we had some really weird soda at a place called Pops that has tons of different types of pop. We also saw a round barn here. Apparently according to the locals this barn is really old and withstands tornadoes because of it’s roundness. In Oklahoma we had to turn around and start to head home because we needed to make it back in time for me to go to work.

Our first night we spent in a hotel on the trip home was quite an experience. We stayed in a town called Yukon, right beside Oklahoma City. The people there were so friendly. I ate at a cute place called Fat ElvU.S. The food was super greasy and really good. I know, I know, straight to the hips, but the guy in the place actually looked like Elvis. Ha! It was very funny. I really loved this town. They actually have an old mill there and they have a Czech Festival the first Saturday in October. I think I might want to visit again so I can go to that festival. I know that my bunnies would love that. For breakfast we ate at the Miller Grill in Yukon. Let me tell you. I have never heard of an Indian Taco, but holy cow, everyone needs to try one of these things. Anyway, that basically concluded our trip. I was sad to go home, but it was definitely fun. I was able to see so many amazing things that I never imagined to see. I met amazing people who I hope to connect to in the future. They are so different from the people I am used to. I hope to one day travel the entire length of Route 66, one day I will. I know it!


Hi guys!!

Lucy here.

Today on my lunch break I was walking around town and admiring all of it’s beauty. I figured that a lot of people visit Los Angeles or San Franciso, we don’t really get too many tourists around here. So I figured that I would wrote a blog about all the neat things in Encinitas and around it. I think I mentioned that Encinitas is divided into five areas. We have Old Encinitas which is a beautiful and is on the ocean side. My favorite place in Old Encinitas is the La Paloma Theatre. I think everyone should visit there who loves a unique atmosphere and cool Indie films. You just don’t see old school theaters like this anymore.

Then there is New Encinitas. If you like golfing you will like it here. I find it to be too new, but there is a lot of shopping here. Olivenhain is another area. There isn’t a lot there, mostly just homes, but I have taken my rabbits to the 4-H club to teach the kids about raising rabbits. A lot of the kids make jokes about them being furry rats, but it didn’t hurt my feelings. I know the kids really did love my rabbits. Then there is the area I work in, Leucadia. I love it here.

Leucadia faces the ocean and I love taking my rabbits to the beautiful bluffs overlooking the water. It’s definitely one of the most peaceful places in the world. Leucadia also is really artsy and has fun stores that you wouldn’t find in other areas. I love that. The last area is Cardiff-by-theSea. If you’ve never seen huge waves, you will see them here. There are lots of surfers who come to this area. It’s really cool to watch them surf.

On the weekends I love to take my rabbits to the Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage and Meditation Gardens. The whole area is so beautiful. I just sit there and feed my rabbits. Sometimes I close my eyes and it just feels magical. I love having my rabbits out in the nature and they seem more peaceful while they are there.

If you are not into meditating and more into beautiful walks on the beach then you should definitely visit Moonlight Beach. You will see the most amazing sunsets in the world. I have been taken on several dates there. I thought walking down the beach hand and hand was the most romantic thing. I guess not romantic enough considering I am still single, but still, it was romantic at the time. If you want something a bit more dramatic and active then go to Swamis Beach. A lot of surfers go here, so I guess I should say be careful if you swim here, you might end up in the rocks if you get caught in the swell.

If you love local cuisine then you should visit Leucadia’s Farmers Market. I promise you will find the most amazing local produce and items. Everything is excellent. If you want to purchase my favorite thing, the mushrooms, I don’t care what type of mushrooms. I love them all. However, food isn’t the only thing sold a the market, there are also amazing clothing as well and items sold by unique artisans. Definitely a place you can’t miss if you are in the area.

If you don’t mind a short drive south then you should visit San Diego. I love San Diego, especially the zoo. The San Diego Zoo is so awesome. It’s really large and on a mountain so you get a great workout. I have been to a lot of zoos in my life and I can honestly tell you that I see more zookeepers available to answer any questions. You can really tell that they care so much about the animals, which makes me happy. I always tell them about my rabbits and they give me advice on how to keep them happy and what to feed them. I really love the zoo.

Of course if you are not so much into the furry animals San Diego also have SeaWorld. SeaWorld is pretty awesome. W here else on earth can you see killer whales up close. I am not sure why they call them Killer Whales because they actually seemed pretty friendly to me. Also, go on the Aladdin ride, you’re going to love it, but you will get super wet, so be ready. Shamu is awesome and I would totally adopt him anytime. Sometimes I wish there were most animals entertaining the audience rather than humans. I kind of felt like the animals would perform for five minutes while the humans would put on a twenty minute show. I pay to see the animals, not humans.
Maybe all this nature isn’t for you. I can’t imagine not loving nature, but if you don’t like it then we have Solterra Winery. I personally love wine and think Solterra is wonderful. I love the tapas they have as much as the wine. I wasn’t too much on the dessert, but I don’t like sweets, so maybe you will like it. If you want a great wine then get the cab franc wine. I think you will love it. I know I have three bottles here right now, that is how much I like it. I don’t get it to the bunnies though. I promise.

So that is my little world. I love my calm, peaceful life with my rabbits. Pretty soon from now I plan on taking a road trip down Route 66. Many people have told me that Route 66 has lost it’s magic, but I want to believe it’s still awesome. At least I will get to see states I have never been to and towns that I never heard of. So tell me what your favorite places are in your area. Maybe if I am on a road trip I will stop by and blog about them. Just please inform me whether or not they are pet friendly. I love exploring new places with my rabbits.


Hello everyone, welcome to my amazing blog! My name is Lucy Clark and I am 30 years old. I currently am living in Encinitas, California. If you are like most people and have never heard of Encinitas, well, it’s about twenty five miles north of San Diego. Every where in Encinitas is picturesque. We have about five areas of town. We have Cardiff-by-the-sea which is the southernmost part of our town and let me tell you, it’s beautiful. The streets are actually named after classical composers and British cities. My favorite part of town is Leucadia. Here, you can find all kinds of funky stores and art galleries. I love it here. I actually found a tailor there who would make cute little vests for my bunnies.

Oh my goodness, I did not mention the most important part of my life. My family of bunnies, otherwise knows as Rabbits. I have three adorable, little cuddly rabbits. I need to introduce you to them. So Molly is 2 and she is a Holland Lop. She has the most adorable floppy ears. She’s very sweet, but she also has a temper. If she thinks of my other rabbits is getting to much attention she will nudge them out of the way. She’s very jealous like that. My second rabbit is Lilly, she is 1 and she is a Mini Lop. Lilly is white with a cute little black nose and some black on her ears. She eat a lot. Sometimes I think that she is going to eat me out of the house. I keep asking her where she puts all that food. My third rabbit is Billy and he is one. He is also a Holland Lop. He is gray with some brown. He is very unusual in color. I’m pretty sure he has a crush on Molly, but we wills see as he matures.

Everyone says how silly I am for my rabbits, but I don’t much care. I love my rabbits so much. I take them to the bay, to the park, and just about anywhere that will allow me to take them inside. While I love my rabbits, I also love to sew. I like to make funky clothes with bright colors. I think always wearing black and gray to be slimming is boring. I think more color is fun, exciting, and way more sexy than the sleep black and white. I also sew pillows. I made a Facebook page and started selling them. I’ve down everything from Monet paintings on pillows to pixelated Marios. I just love making unique pillows and seeing people’s faces when I deliver them.

Last summer, I did get a little bored of making pillows and I took a wreath making class. So, I have been making a lot of wreaths recently as well. One of my favorite ones is in burlap with red, white , and blue twisted throughout it. Then I wrote the word America in burlap. It’s beautiful. I sold it for fifty dollars, but I was really attached to it, so I made another one just for me. Arts and crafts has always been my thing. In school I could never get into any subject, just art. I have an artist’s soul. I’m fun and quirky, but deep and dark too. Although, I haven’t really explored that deep and dark side, I just think it’s there. I stick with the fun and quirky because it makes me happy.

I do date sometimes, but settling down with one man hasn’t became a thing for me yet. Usually two or three dates and I’m ready to just go back to making cool thing and my rabbits. I think for me to actually settle down with a man, he would have to be a lot like me. He’d have to love my rabbits, not own a big dog that would eat my rabbits, and he would have to love art. He’d also have to have a good attitude and positive energy. That’s one thing that worries me about long term relationships. You see so often these bubbly, happy spirits turn into something ugly. I don’t want that to happen to me. I want to always be positive. I want to bring happiness to the world.

I take my rabbits to volunteer at several places during the week. There are two school we visit a group of Autistic children. The rabbits are very calming to them and the rabbits like to be coddled as well. Afterward, we visit a couple of nursing facilities. The residents love the rabbits. They gone on and on about how cute they are and tell me about there rabbits. There is a man from Belgium who is resident at one of the nursing homes. He always tells me he is going to get me a Flemish Giant. I always tell him that Lilly eats enough, I don’t know if I could handle a Flemish Giant Rabbit. That makes him laugh and I feel that I have accomplished something for the day.

I guess it seems like I always am running around being quirky and weird, but I’m not. I do have a job. I work at a cute book store in Encinitas. I love my job. My favorite part of my job is when little kids come in and need help picking out books. I always refer them to the Black Lagoon series by Mike Thaler. I think all of his books have great messages for kids with lots of humor. I will open the book and pretend to have the teacher’s voice, the kids always laugh, and blam, I’ve sold a book. My boss says that he wishes he’d opened a children’s book specialty store. I guess I’m better with the silly than I am the serious. I mean what do you say to sell Bill O’reilley’s “Killing Lincoln” book? “Hi sir, want to learn about the death of Lincoln by someone who wasn’t there and yells at people on television?” That doesn’t work, that’s why I stick to children’s books.

That’s me in a nutshell. I don’t think I’m too boring of a person, which is good for you, because that means my blog will be fun to read. I think you will love all my stories of my little rabbits, my arts and crafts, maybe my dating, but probably not. I thank you for reading, and please, please, please read my next post. I promise to make it fun and exciting.