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Resources for Glass and Glazing Professionals

NGA offers Glass Technical Papers (GTPs) free for the industry on a wide range of topics pertaining to the commercial/residential glass and residential window and door industries. GTPs are developed by NGA’s dedicated member volunteers and subject matter experts. Find all of these titles in the NGA Store.

FB01-00 (2020) Proper Procedures for Cleaning Architectural Glass Products

FB02-02 (2023) Heat-Treated Glass Surfaces Are Different

FB03-03 (2023) Construction Site Protection and Maintenance of Architectural Glass

FB04-03 (2021) Design Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications Emergency

FB05-04 (2017) Emergency Egress through Laminated Glazing Materials

FB06-05 (2019) Proper Procedures for Cleaning Flat Glass Mirrors

FB07-05 (2019) Point Supported Glazing

FB09-06 (2023) Suggested Procedures for Dealing with Broken Glass

FB10-06 (2023) Skylights and Sloped Glazing Are Not Walking Surfaces

FB11-06 (2022) Marking and Labeling of Architectural Glass

FB12-07 (2023) Blast Resistant Glazing

FB13-07 (2018) The Important of Fabrication Prior to Heat-Treatment

FB14-07 (2020) Glass Floors and Stairs

FB15-07 (2022) Describing Architectural Glass Constructions

FB16-07 (2022) Bullet Resistant Glazing

FB17-08 (2019) Glossary of Terms for Color and Appearance

FB18-08 (2023) Methods for Measuring Distortion

FB19-08 (2020) Guidelines for Handling and Cleaning Decorative Glass

FB20-08 (2022) Iridescence Patterns in Heat-Treated Architectural Glass

FB21-09 (2021) Installation Techniques Designed to Prolong the Life of Flat Glass Mirrors

FB22-09 (2019) Proper Procedures for Fabrication of Flat Glass Mirrors

FB23-09 (2019) Approximate Weight of Interlayer used in Laminated Architectural Flat Glass

FB24-09 (2019) Hurricane Product Substitution

FB25-09 (2017) Performance Criteria for Glazing Subjected to Seismic Events

FB26-10 (2022) Detention Facility Glazing

FB27-11 (2015) Guidelines for the Appearance of Insulating Glass Unit Edges in Commercial Applications

FB28-11 (2022) Assessing the Compatibility of Glazing Materials and Components

FB30-11 (2019) Proper Procedures for Receiving, Storage and Transportation of Flat Glass Mirrors

FB31-11 (2019) LEED® White Paper—Mirror

FB32-11 (2018) Dynamic Glazing for High Performance Buildings

FB33-11 (2023) Glass Use in Guardrails

FB34-12 (2023) Screening Out UV Radiation with Laminated Glass

FB35-12 (2020) Bird-Friendly Glass Design Strategies

FB36-12 (2019) Coastal Glazing and the Turtle Codes

FB37-12 (2019) Laminated Glass Use in Furniture

FB38-14 (2021) The Recyclability and Reusability of Glass Products

FB39-14 (2019) Glass Properties Pertaining to Photovoltaic Applications

FB40-14 (2021) Recyclability of Architectural Glass Products

FB41-14 (2019) Design Consideration for Use of Sealants/Adhesives with Coated Glass

FB42-14 (2019) Decorative Glass Strength Properties

FB43-14 (2020) Security Glazing

FB44-14 (2019) Assessing the Durability of Decorative Glass

FB45-14 (2019) Recommended Applications for Heat-Treated Architectural Glass

FB46-15 (2022) Assessment of the Weatherability & Durability of Decorative Glass

FB47-15 (2021) Considerations when Installing Interior-Mounted Back-Painted Glass

FB48-15 (2020) Effects of Moisture, Solvents and Other Substances on Laminated Glazing Edges

FB49-17 (2022) Performance Improvements of IGUs

FB50-17 (2022) Building Energy Performance

FB51-17 (2022) Building Envelope Commissioning

FB52-17 (2022) Guidelines for the Production of Heat-Treated Architectural Flat Glass

FB53-17 Benefits of Decorative Glass in Daylighting Applications

FB54-17 (2022) Guidelines and Best Practices on how to Manage Color Variance of Decorative Glazing

FB55-17 LEED White Paper - Decorative

FB56-18 Heat Soaking Testing

FB57-18 One Optical Number Does Not Fit All

FB58-18 (2023) Understanding Reflective Distortion in Mirror Installations

FB59-18 Heat-treated Laminated Glass Exposed Edges

FB60-18 (2023) Understanding Reflected Solar Energy of Glazing Systems in Buildings

FB61-19 Tornado Resistant Glazing

FB62-19 Mitigating Thermal Stress Breakage in Heat-Treated Spandrel Glass

FB63-19 Products for Energy Applications

FB65-20 Glass for Personal Protective Barriers

FB66-20 Introduction to Vacuum Insulating Glazing

FB67-20 Guidelines on How to View Decorative Glazing Products in Interior and Exterior Applications

FB68-20 Guidelines for Measuring Color of Decorative Glazing Materials in the Field

FB70-20 Best Practices for Installed Painted Decorative Glass

FB71-21 School Security Glazing

FB72-21 Introduction to Hybrid VIG Fabrication

FB73-22 Types of Decorative Glass

FB74-22 Alignment in US Energy Conservation Codes ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC

FB75-23 Compatibility Testing of Insulating Glass PIB Primary Sealant with Respect to Glazing Materials

FB76-23 Fire-Rated Glazing 101

FM01-08 (2020) Approximate Weight of Architectural Flat Glass

FM02-07 (2017) Flat Glass Industry Standards

FM02-09 (2020) Protecting Glass Against Weld Splatter

FM03-10 (2023) LEED® Recycled Content for Glass

FM04-12(2019) Daylighting

FM05-12(2023) Physical and Mechanical Properties

FM06-20 General EPD Education

FM07-21 Flat Glass Environmental Transparency Documents

IN01-06 (2020) The Top 10 Items Commonly Missing from Fenestration System Shop Drawings

IN02-09 (2022) Bid Considerations for Contract Glazing Proposals

IN03-12 (2023) Key Elements of Fenestration System Shop Drawings

IN04-14 (2020) Safety Guidelines for Deglazing Structural Silicone

IN05-17 (2022) Overview of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Glass and Glazing Systems

TB1601-95(14) Guidelines for Capillary Tubes

TB1250-19 PIB Primary Sealant