I am a structural engineer and I was recently asked to perform a preliminary structural condition assessment of a residential home. The owner was primarily concerned after a tempered glass window fractured. I did not find any evidence that the glass fractured due to a structural issue. However, I am not a glass expert and would like a second opinion as to the possible or likely causes of the glass breakage. Please include references to justify your opinions. My initial observation lead me to believe that the glass fracture was due to an inclusion or edge damage.
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