USGNN Original StoryGANA Members Develop New Resources at Fall Conference
September 2, 2009

Glass industry professionals interested in free resources were in luck this week at the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Fall Conference, taking place at the Embassy Suites in Kansas City, Mo. Several divisions within the association reviewed, approved and initiated several glass informational bulletins (GIB).

The Laminated Glazing Technical Committee briefly reviewed its recently and soon-to-be-completed GIB. Among the actions taken were the following:

  • The Emergency Egress through Laminated Glazing Materials GIB, which has been published, is going through its updates. That document will be re-balloted soon (CLICK HERE to read the existing document);
  • The committee rounded up volunteers to begin revising the 2003 document Design Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications (CLICK HERE to read that document); and
  • The committee reviewed comments on the Approximate Weight of Interlayers Used in Laminated Glass GIB, which had recently been sent out to ballot. With those changes now approved, the GIB is being sent to the board for its ballot (CLICK HERE to read the related GIB on Approximate Weight of Architectural Flat Glass).

The Insulating Division’s Technical Committee discussed several proposed GIBs including:

  • The Edge Seals for Insulating Glass (IG) task group update added to its scope that they’ll be developing a GIB on this topic; and
  • Randi Ernst of FDR Design Inc. walked the IG group through the background information he had provided for two proposed IG GIBS, Why Gas Fill? and What is a Sealed Insulating Glass Unit? Ernst noted that he’s seen increasd interest in learning how gas fill plays into the IG certification processes and National Fenestration Rating Council requirements. GANA assistant technical director Urmilla Sowell is sending drafts of these items to the task group to let them review and extend their input.

CLICK HERE to read about yesterday’s meetings.

The GANA Fall Conference continues through Thursday at the Embassy Suites in Kansas City, Mo. Stay tuned to™ for further updates.

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