Releases New Skylight and Sloped Glazing Informational Bulletin
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released the ninth and latest
in a series of Glass Information Bulletins aimed at providing technical
information and education to the architectural fenestration industry.
The newest bulletin, Skylights and Sloped Glazing are Not Walking
Surfaces, highlights life safety issues that construction workers,
maintenance professionals and others need to be aware of when working
on or around skylights and sloped glazing systems.
"With continued growth in the use of skylights and sloped glazing
systems, our membership felt that it was important stress the fact
that glazing in these systems is rarely designed to support the
weight of live loads such as a worker walking or standing on the
glass," explained Greg Carney, GANA technical director. "We
hope that the bulletin will bring attention to the life safety concerns
and result in safer construction and maintenance practices."
Skylights and Sloped Glazing are Not Walking Surfaces, as well as
other GANA Glass Informational Bulletins, may be downloaded free
of charge from GANA's website at www.glasswebsite.com.