Glass Discussions Open GANA Fall Conference
The Glass Association of North America's (GANA) Fall Conference
opened today at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta with a meeting of the
Flat Glass Manufacturing Division (FGMD).
Steve Farrar with Guardian Industries gave the educational committee
report and said the group has been relatively busy working to complete
two projects. The committee is in the process of finalizing the
online version of the document titled "Glass in Today's Architecture"
as well as a coated glass presentation. The committee expects both
to be completed and approved by early October.
Ashley Charest, GANA account executive, next provided the website
committee report. She announced that the group's website has received
a good amount of traffic and many documents continue to be reviewed
and downloaded. She reported that the online document, "Specifer's
Guide to Architectural Glass" has been downloaded 2,297 times
and the video of the float glass process has been viewed 2,476 times.
Greg Carney, GANA technical director, gave the technical committee
report. The group has been in the process of developing a glass
informational bulletin on the weight range for architectural flat
glass, which is still in the draft phase. Carney reported that there
is also discussion about developing a glass informational bulletin
on the harmful affects of weld-splatter on glass. In addition, the
FGMD will be reviewing and updating the "Specifiers Guide to
Architectural Glass." New sections will be added, including
ones on coated and spandrel glass.
The Fall Conference will continue this afternoon with a meeting
of the Fire Rate Glazing Council, and runs through Friday afternoon.
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