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 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
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
The Insulating Divisions Technical Committee discussed several
proposed GIBs including:
- The Edge Seals for Insulating Glass (IG) task group update added
to its scope that theyll be developing a GIB on this topic;
- 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 hes 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.
HERE to read about yesterdays meetings.
The GANA Fall Conference continues through Thursday at the Embassy
Suites in Kansas City, Mo. Stay tuned to USGNN.com for further
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