The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has announced the
release of its most recent Glass Information Bulletin (GIB) titled
Emergency Egress Through Laminated Glazing Materials. The GIB
focuses on emergency entry and exit of buildings through laminated
glass, and is intended to inform building owners, design professionals
and construction specifiers about emergency ingress and egress
considerations when using laminated glass products.
"An incorrect perception about laminated glazing products
is that they prevent emergency ingress or egress," said Solutia's
Mark Gold who serves as chairperson of the GANA emergency egress
task group. "This bulletin is a step toward educating the
public that these glazing materials can be quickly penetrated
by properly trained and equipped first-response emergency personnel."
The bulletin is available at no charge at GANA's website, www.glasswebsite.com