GANA releases 2009 edition of Laminated Glazing Reference Manual

The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released the 2009 edition of the GANA Laminated Glazing Reference Manual, according to a June 22 release. The new edition is the third update of the manual since it's first release in 2000, and the first since April 2006.

"As one of the most successful publications offered by GANA, the manual contains information that covers a broad range of considerations for the application and specification of laminated glass in building construction," said Brian Pitman, director of marketing and communications, GANA, in the release. "The manual has sold over 8,000 copies since its initial release. With the changes in trends and further information development in the three years since the release of the 2006 edition, an update was needed. The subcommittee worked for two years to pull together and verify the most current information, which is in this new version."

The current manual presents general useful information, technical details, performance data and the installation guidelines for laminated glass products. The 2009 edition includes the latest information on laminating interlayers, as well as in-depth discussions on the numerous applications of laminated architectural glass including: safety, solar control, ultraviolet radiation, sound control, security, sloped glazing and skylights, wind storms and hurricane resistance, and earthquake resistance. Updates on laminated glass strength, cutting, handling and installation are also highlighted throughout the manual. There is an useful quick reference section on standards as developed by various organizations that apply to laminated glass, according to the release.

The new manual is available in both hard copy or in electronic format on CD. Make your purchase here.