Blast Resistant Glass Block

Seves LightWise® Blast Resistant Windows, or known as "Blast Resistant Windows," have been designed and tested to meet and exceed stringent government, military and international building requirements. These windows 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 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® Blast Resistant Glass Block windows.

Design Features+Options
Blast Resistant Window Design
  • Glass Block Options: Clarity, Nubio or Endura patterns available
  • Glass Transparency: Transparent or somewhat obscured with glass block patterns 
  • Frame Options: 2-piece aluminum channel
  • Finish Options: Aluminum channel is clear anodized, bronze or white
    • Powder coating is also available
  • Panels sizes sizes ranging from 4’ x 4’ to 8’ x 8’
  • Design Criteria: Performance Condition 2 or better for General Services Administration (GSA) Level C and Level D
  • Meets GSA and UFC 04-0110-01 blast glass standards
  • 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

The GBA Advantage

GBA is an installer of glass block applications ranging from glass block pavers to glass block systems engineered for security and detention centers, hurricane resistance, fire resistance, blast resistance, and even tornado resistance. We have been installing glass block and walkable glass floor systems for over 35 years all across America. In addition, we have supplied glass block and glass block floor panels across the world to create dramatic design elements at Coach stores worldwide.

To discuss the possibility and advantages of incorporating engineered glass block windows or any of our other glass building products into your new construction or a remodel, contact one of the three numbers listed below or contact us to fill out our contact form.


Midwest: 877-280-7700

East Coast: 212-255-5787

West Coast:213-634-7050