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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 Legal Difference Between Standards, Specifications and Code

The artistic expression and technical precision in glass systems is found in installations regulated by standards, specifications and code requirements. Understanding the differences between these regulations can help identify where artistic and technical expressions cross into the legal realm.

Divided by a Common Language

These key players—architect, owner, general contractor, glazing subcontractor, consultant, manufacturer and academic—operate in silos, often not seeming to speak the same language when communicating with each other. There is frequently confusion when trying to understand each other’s perspectives.

Rethinking Equipment and Technology

We’re in a new era for manufacturing: three considerations for glass fabricators.

Managing Business Metrics During a Pandemic

Even during the economic uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, business owners must continue to track key performance metrics to ensure their companies are operating in a profitable manner. Owners that sit idle are at biggest threat during the pandemic. Here are 4 points to consider.

Ramping Back Up

As the world reopens with new rules, we’re looking at a very different market than we were in January and February. While construction is down across many commercial sectors, there are still some areas of potential optimism, such as health care, industrial and education. Many forecasts also…

Unitized Railing Systems

Saving time, improving installation quality, and reducing field labor costs, unitized curtain walls, window walls and storefronts are innovative solutions that pave the way to more effective project delivery. The latest entry into the prefabrication market is unitized glass railing systems. 

Should You Refinance Your Company’s Debt?

An owner can often get a good idea if their company could benefit from refinancing by asking four targeted questions.

Wired Glass

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