Design Considerations For Laminated Glazing Applications - Downloadable Out of Stock
Considerations for selecting and specifying laminated glazing constructions
Modern architectural designs often require glazing materials that provide enhanced levels of security and safety performance properties. These properties include: resistance to ballistics, blast, hurricane/cyclic wind pressures and physical attack. Applications may also require desirable properties such as sound reduction, fade resistance, and solar & thermal control. Laminated glazing materials consist of multiple plies of glass, interlayers, resins and/or plastic glazing materials (such as polycarbonate sheet or acrylic), which are often complex in nature. They are designed to provide specified levels of performance. Design professionals and building owners should be aware of the considerations contained within this document when selecting and specifying laminated glazing constructions. The Technical Services Division of the National Glass Association (NGA) has produced this Glass Technical Paper solely for informational purposes. This Paper was developed by dedicated member volunteers and subject matter experts. The original version of this document was approved and published in October 2003. This edition of the bulletin provides the most recent update and was published in May 2016. All purchases will be electronically accessed or delivered.