May 27, 2009
The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 23rd Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its Web site, according to a May 26 release. Titled Blast Mitigating Glazing, the GIB looks at various tests and standards in the industry for laminated glazing applications constructed to mitigate the hazards...
May 20, 2009
The Insulated Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., and Safety Glazing Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, approved another Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., facility, in Tianjin, China, according to a May 19 release. IGCC and SGCC approvals provide third-party evidence that the new facility meets critical glazing industry standards, from initial...
May 12, 2009
Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, has passed its most recent quality audit by Smithers Quality Assessments Inc., Akron, Ohio, to earn the recently released International Organization for Standardization 9001:2008 with design certification, according to a May 12 release. The company’s entire quality system for the manufacture of Super Spacer products was reviewed and certified to the...
April 23, 2009
Following its work with the National Association of Home Builders to develop the National Green Building Standard for residential projects, the International Code Council has initiated a Green Building Code Development Project targeted at the commercial market. The objective of the project is to develop a green building code for traditional and high-performance buildings that is consistent...
April 17, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 1503-09, a voluntary test method for windows, doors and glazed wall sections, according to an April 17 release. The test method, titled "Voluntary Test Method for Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections," contains the latest...
March 24, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., released the AAMA TIR A13-09, which provides information in regards to resistance to wind-driven rain penetration, according to a March 23 release. Resistance to wind-driven rain penetration is one of the primary functions of fenestration systems and is addressed by many industry standards, building codes and project...
February 13, 2009
The Fire-Rated Glazing Council met Feb. 12, kicking off GlassWeek in Las Vegas. The program, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., runs through Feb. 15, coinciding with the organization’s Building Envelope Contractors Conference that runs Feb. 15-17.
February 6, 2009
During the second day of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, Bill Lingnell, president of Lingnell Consulting Services, Rockwall, Texas, and technical consultant to IGMA, presented a progress report for ASTM E 2431, a standard to reduce thermal stress breakage. Lingnell has been leading a project to extend the standard that currently covers single-glazed units to include...
November 26, 2008
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 503-08, a voluntary specification for field testing of newly installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems, according to a Nov. 25 AAMA release. The recently revised specification, titled Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and...
October 3, 2008
At the recent International Code Council hearings in Minneapolis, Sept. 21-22, the Advanced Building Coalition, together with other groups like the U.S. Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Code Group, produced the single largest increase in energy efficiency in the International Energy Conservation Code and International Residential Code, according to an ABC release Oct. 2.The most...