Standards

Designing Glass to Resist Wind and Snow Loads

Designing Glass to Resist Wind and Snow Loads

Accommodating for wind and snow is one of the important upfront considerations in the design and specification process. There is a multi-step process that must be undertaken to help ensure the glass in your project is able to resist these loads. First, the impact of wind and snow on a building can be significant, which …

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Variable geometry arms for frames. There is the standard EN 13126-6: 2018

A new standard replacing a 2009 precedent establishes the requirements and test methods for durability, resistance, safety and functionality of these accessories for doors and windows in particular Variable geometry arms (with or without friction system) are accessories for windows and doors. For them a new European standard appeared that replaces a precedent of 2009. It …

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AAMA and IGMA Release Consumer Resource for Understanding Glass Standards

SHARE The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) jointly released a series of web pages providing a general overview of the standards, specifications and test methods used in the window, door and skylight industry related to glass and glazing systems. A Consumer’s Guide to Understanding Glass Standards Used in Windows, …

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