When Specifying Glass
What are the important values to consider when specifying glass for my project? Can you assist me with writing a glass specification?
Glass specifying can be a very complicated and time-consuming process. It starts from the fundamental question: What is the building’s overall function and design purpose, and what role can glass play to achieve the design objectives? Several key considerations include, but are not limited to, aesthetics, light transmission, energy performance requirements and codes, safety requirements and codes, etc. The Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) “Specifiers Guide to Architectural Glass” is a good reference.
Guardian has developed a Product Performance Comparison Tool to assist in comparing the performance data for SunGuard Advanced Architectural Glass products. This tool will also generate a short-form specification.