The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released its eighth in a
series of Glass Informational Bulletins designed to provide technical information
and education to the architectural fenestration industry. The newest bulletin,
Point Supported Glass, provides information on vertical and sloped/overhead glazing
applications, hardware considerations and a dos and don'ts reference guide.
"This bulletin was developed from a perceived need due to the lack of
information available on point supported glass," said William S. Coddington
of W.S. Coddington Consulting and bulletin task group chairperson. "The bulletin
is not a how-to guide or reference manual, but instead serves as a beginning resource
for anyone considering this type of glass application. Early involvement with
the glass structural design engineer is essential to ensure an acceptable installation.
Using a systems approach, engineers can fulfill the architect's design intent,
but they need to get involved early in the design development process to ensure
The Point Supported Glass bulletin can be downloaded for free at www.glasswebsite.com.