Certifications and Standards

National, regional and local building codes/standards

The evolution of building construction has led to the development of codes and standards that mandate structurally sound, energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious buildings. Many of these codes and standards apply directly to glazing components and should be thoroughly investigated prior to design finalization. A few of the applicable standards include:

  • ANSI Z 97.1 Glazing Materials Used in Buildings, Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test
  • ASTM C 1036 Standard Specification for Flat Glass
  • ASTM C 1048 Standard Specification for Heat-Strengthened and Fully Tempered Flat Glass
  • ASTM C 1464 Standard Specification for Bent Glass
  • ASTM C 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass
  • ASTM C 1376 Standard Specification for Pyrolytic and Vacuum Deposition Coatings on Flat Glass
  • ASTM E 1300 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
  • ASTM E 1886 Standard Test Method for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Missile(s) and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials
  • ASTM E 1996 Standard Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes
  • ASTM E 2188 Standard Test Method for Insulating Glass Unit Performance
  • ASTM E 2190 Standard Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation
  • ASTM F 1642 Standard Test Method for Glazing and Glazing Systems Subject to Airblast Loadings
  • CPSC 16CFR-1201 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials
  • International Building Code (IBC) - Chapter 24