GANA 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.


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