Standards frequently specified for interior architectural glass

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By Diana San Diego, director of marketing for Safti First 

This list of standards is not all inclusive, and represents current standards as of April 2012. Industry organizations such as the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Glass Association of North America and and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance publish additional reference lists and industry standards.

This list includes general specifications for architectural glass, with a focus on interior glass standards.

ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM C 1036-06 Standard Specification for Flat Glass

ASTM C 1048-04 Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass-Kind HS, Kind FT Coated and Uncoated Glass

ASTM C 1172-09 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass

ASTM C 1349-10 Standard Specification for Architectural Flat Glass Clad Polycarbonate

ASTM C 1376-10 Standard Specification for Pyrolytic and Vacuum Deposition Coatings on Flat Glass

ASTM C 1422-10 Standard Specification for Chemically Strengthened Flat Glass

ASTM C 1464-06 Standard Specification for Bent Glass

ASTM C 1503-08 Standard Specification for Silvered Flat Glass Mirror

ASTM C 1651-08 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Roll Wave Optical Distortion in Heat-Treated Flat Glass

ASTM E 1300-09a Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings

ASTM E 2188-10 Standard Test Method for Insulating Glass Unit Performance

ASTM E 2189-10 Standard Test Method for Testing Resistance to Fogging in Insulating Glass Units

ASTM E 2190-10 Standard Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation

ASTM C 1028-07e1 Test Method for Determining the Static Coefficient of Friction of Ceramic Tile and Other Like Surfaces by the Horizontal Dynamometer Pull-Meter Method

ASTM F 609-05 Test Method for Using a Horizontal Pull Slipmeter (HPS)

ASTM E2751-11 Standard Practice for Design and Performance of Supported Glass Walkways

ASTM E2358-04(2010) Standard Specification for the Performance of Glass in Permanent Glass Railing Systems, Guards, and Balustrades

ASTM E2353-06 Standard Test Methods for Performance of Glass in Permanent Glass Railing Systems, Guards, and Balustrades

ASTM C1464-06(2011) Standard Specification for Bent Glass

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American National Standards Institute, New York City

ANSI Z97.1-2009 American National Standard for Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings - Safety Performance Specifications Method of Test

ANSI/NFSI B101 Safety Requirements for Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C.

CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials

Underwriters Laboratories

UL 410 Slip Resistance of Floor Surface Materials