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Codes & Standards

An Analytical Alternative to Commercial Window Testing

By providing guidelines for applying loading forces based on the geometry and number of supported panes of the window and door, these rules can also assist manufacturers in the product design effort.

UL Seminar Explains CSA Standard for High Exposure Fenestration Installation

Robert Jutras, principal engineer at UL led a sponsored session called "The New Canadian High Exposure Fenestration Installation Standard CSA A440.6:20, Explained" during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Annual Conference.

Code Q&A | Glass railings & guards

The requirements for glass railings and guards have evolved over the past several building code cycles, and the 2021 International Building Code further clarifies the requirements with defined terms. Use these FAQs to navigate the changing requirements as states and local jurisdictions adopt new…

4 code and regulatory takeaways from the NGA Glass Conference

The National Glass Association held its winter NGA Glass Conference Feb. 9. At the top of the agenda for the virtual meeting: new energy and environmental codes and regulations that will impact the glass industry, driving product trends and asking more from companies. 

Code Q&A

NGA's advocacy and technical team answers your questions about safety glazing.

Code Q&A

During the NGA Glass Conference, held virtually July 28-30, the National Glass Association advocacy and technical team responded to frequently asked questions about glass performance, notable code updates, bird-glass requirements and more. Below are highlights from the sessions. 

The Rise of Mass Timber

The 2021 building code is set to allow mass timber buildings up to 18 stories high. What are the fire, seismic and structural performance considerations?

Wired Glass

This article presents information to help companies navigate the regulations governing how, when and where wired glass may properly be used. 

Time to Adopt New Technology

Commercial glass and glazing professionals must be continuously adapting, utilizing these technologies to meet evolving demands. Depending on a company’s role in the industry, doing so might require reengineering glass packages, swapping in new higher-performance component parts, or learning new…

Envelope Backstops in the Energy Codes 

A new type of requirement is coming in the latest energy codes that places limits on what can be “traded off” to meet performance requirements. Calls for envelope backstops will require a minimum level of envelope performance no matter what else is done in the building. The implications—both…