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How to meet both safety and aesthetic needs
The architectural glass industry has seen a growing interest in minimally-supported glass applications, including facades, skylights, interior partitions and glass balustrades. Whether the glass is glazed top and bottom, point-supported or cantilevered, the trend is for less metal around the edges of the glass. Laminated glass is being used for its ability to provide post-breakage glass retention. Designer and customer requirements for the same high quality finished edge they can consistently receive with monolithic glass are driving the industry to develop guidelines to accommodate these evolving needs; however, no such guidelines currently exist. Gain an understanding of how to meet both safety and aesthetic needs using the standards and resources available today. 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 2009. This version of the paper was updated and published in 2019. All purchases will be electronically accessed or delivered.