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NGA and ASA Renew Partnership

Through NGA’s alliance with the American Subcontractors Association, NGA members have exclusive access to popular ASA publications such as Contract Negotiating Tips and Bid Proposal Addendum, and other ASA resources, free of charge.

NGA Energy Codes Consultant Appointed to New IECC Committee

NGA’s energy codes consultant, Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting, was recently appointed to the new Commercial Energy Code Consensus Committee for the International Energy Conservation Code.

California Adopts 2022 Energy Code

Overall, the new version of Title 24 will make significant advancement towards the state’s energy efficiency and climate change goals, while also meeting their cost effectiveness requirements.

Updated Guide to the Glass & Glazing Requirements

NGA has released an updated version of its long-standing resource, the Guide to the Glass & Glazing Requirements of the Model Building Codes.

NGA Launches Updated Glass & Glazing Design Academy

NGA launched its updated Glass & Glazing Design Academy, made available to architects and industry professionals through a partnership with Architectural Record.

Economist Ken Simonson to Speak at NGA's 2021 Glazing Executives Forum

At the 2021 Glazing Executives Forum, get the information you need to know about the state of the supply chain from industry expert Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America.

NGA Plans New, Reimagined Industry Pavilion for GlassBuild 2021

The Industry Pavilion will showcase resources from leading associations, organizations and stakeholders spanning all avenues of the glass, fenestration and construction industries on the brand new GlassBuildTV platform. 

School Security Glazing FAQs

Frequently asked questions regarding school security glazing requirements and applications, answered by NGA task group members.

Training the Next Generation

Finding and keeping skilled labor is the top challenge facing U.S. glazing contractors. In response, a growing number of companies and industry organizations are looking to apprenticeship programs to bridge the skills gap and train the next generation.

BEC Presents Episodes Now Available at Glass.org

Watch these episodes on demand: Construction Industry After COVID-19, Changes in Commercial Real Estate and the Glazing Industry, Key Glazing Codes & Standards, State of the Industry.

Glazing Design Analysis Using NGA's Engineering Standards Manual and Heavy Glass Door Design Guide

The tables in these two manuals can be used to determine minimum allowable glass thickness, open joints widths that do not allow fingers to be inserted or trapped, and appropriate hardware selection for interior glass walls and heavy glass doors. Szotkowski gave three examples illustrating how to…

Registration Now Open for GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & Fenestration Online Experience

The National Glass Association announced that GlassBuild Connect registration is now open. In response to pandemic-imposed travel, gathering restrictions and prioritizing public safety, GlassBuild America—the annual glass, window and door expo—has transitioned into a month-long online experience…

Notes from the Chair

As I begin my term as NGA Chairman of the Board for the 2019-2020 term, I find myself considering the growth and development of the industry and this association, and the ambitious goals on the horizon for the coming year. 

Heavy Glass Doors

In the last two decades, the heavy glass door trend has continued its upward trajectory. To address this market demand, the National Glass Association published an update to its Heavy Glass Door Design Guide, replacing the previous 1999 edition.