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6 Reasons to Love Architectural Glass

Among structural materials, glass is worthy of our admiration, with many properties that make it uniquely suited to enhance the beauty, design and performance of buildings. It benefits people; it benefits the environment.  

School Security Glazing FAQs

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

All that Glass Can Do | Beyond energy & thermal performance

This part of All that Glass Can Do looks beyond energy and thermal performance to the other wide-ranging capabilities of glass, such as security glass, large sizes, curved assemblies, decorative glasses and more. 

Advanced Protection

Fire-rated glass and glazing has evolved. Manufacturers increasingly provide fire-rated glass and glazing solutions that are larger, more complex and better able to meet added performance requirements for thermal efficiency, daylighting, impact safety and more. 

​​​​​​​Blast Glazing

Since 9/11, blast-resistant systems have become a prevalent type of glazing for governmental and institutional facilities. Although this trend has created a new and rapidly growing niche industry within the glazing market, it has also created a multitude of operational complexities for any glazing…

Wired glass still a misunderstood product

Contrary to popular belief, wired glass has not been banned from use. Traditional wired glass can still be used in annealed glass applications—if it meets the wind and thermal load requirements—and in fire window assemblies that are not in hazardous locations. However, it is limited to 25 percent…