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Resources for Glass, Glazing and Fenestration Professionals

NGA offers Glass Technical Papers (GTPs) free for the industry on a wide range of topics pertaining to the residential glass, window and door industries. GTPs are developed by NGA’s dedicated member volunteers and subject matter experts. Find all of these titles in the NGA Store.

FB01-00 (2020) Proper Procedures for Cleaning Architectural Glass Products

FB02-02 (2023) Heat-Treated Glass Surfaces Are Different

FB03-03 (2023) Construction Site Protection and Maintenance of Architectural Glass

FB04-03 (2021) Design Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications Emergency

FB05-04 (2017) Emergency Egress through Laminated Glazing Materials

FB06-05 (2019) Proper Procedures for Cleaning Flat Glass Mirrors

FB07-05 (2019) Point Supported Glazing

FB09-06 (2023) Suggested Procedures for Dealing with Broken Glass

FB10-06 (2023) Skylights and Sloped Glazing Are Not Walking Surfaces

FB11-06 (2022) Marking and Labeling of Architectural Glass

FB12-07 (2023) Blast Resistant Glazing

FB13-07 (2018) The Important of Fabrication Prior to Heat-Treatment

FB14-07 (2020) Glass Floors and Stairs

FB15-07 (2022) Describing Architectural Glass Constructions

FB16-07 (2022) Bullet Resistant Glazing

FB17-08 (2019) Glossary of Terms for Color and Appearance

FB18-08 (2023) Methods for Measuring Distortion

FB19-08 (2020) Guidelines for Handling and Cleaning Decorative Glass

FB20-08 (2022) Iridescence Patterns in Heat-Treated Architectural Glass

FB21-09 (2021) Installation Techniques Designed to Prolong the Life of Flat Glass Mirrors

FB22-09 (2019) Proper Procedures for Fabrication of Flat Glass Mirrors

FB23-09 (2019) Approximate Weight of Interlayer used in Laminated Architectural Flat Glass

FB24-09 (2019) Hurricane Product Substitution

FB25-09 (2017) Performance Criteria for Glazing Subjected to Seismic Events

FB26-10 (2022) Detention Facility Glazing

FB27-11 (2015) Guidelines for the Appearance of Insulating Glass Unit Edges in Commercial Applications

FB28-11 (2022) Assessing the Compatibility of Glazing Materials and Components

FB30-11 (2019) Proper Procedures for Receiving, Storage and Transportation of Flat Glass Mirrors

FB31-11 (2019) LEED® White Paper—Mirror

FB32-11 (2018) Dynamic Glazing for High Performance Buildings

FB33-11 (2023) Glass Use in Guardrails

FB34-12 (2023) Screening Out UV Radiation with Laminated Glass

FB35-12 (2020) Bird-Friendly Glass Design Strategies

FB36-12 (2019) Coastal Glazing and the Turtle Codes

FB37-12 (2019) Laminated Glass Use in Furniture

FB38-14 (2021) The Recyclability and Reusability of Glass Products

FB39-14 (2019) Glass Properties Pertaining to Photovoltaic Applications

FB40-14 (2021) Recyclability of Architectural Glass Products

FB41-14 (2019) Design Consideration for Use of Sealants/Adhesives with Coated Glass

FB42-14 (2019) Decorative Glass Strength Properties

FB43-14 (2020) Security Glazing

FB44-14 (2019) Assessing the Durability of Decorative Glass

FB45-14 (2019) Recommended Applications for Heat-Treated Architectural Glass

FB46-15 (2022) Assessment of the Weatherability & Durability of Decorative Glass

FB47-15 (2021) Considerations when Installing Interior-Mounted Back-Painted Glass

FB48-15 (2020) Effects of Moisture, Solvents and Other Substances on Laminated Glazing Edges

FB49-17 (2022) Performance Improvements of IGUs

FB50-17 (2022) Building Energy Performance

FB51-17 (2022) Building Envelope Commissioning

FB52-17 (2022) Guidelines for the Production of Heat-Treated Architectural Flat Glass

FB53-17 Benefits of Decorative Glass in Daylighting Applications

FB54-17 (2022) Guidelines and Best Practices on how to Manage Color Variance of Decorative Glazing

FB55-17 LEED White Paper - Decorative

FB56-18 Heat Soaking Testing

FB57-18 One Optical Number Does Not Fit All

FB58-18 (2023) Understanding Reflective Distortion in Mirror Installations

FB59-18 Heat-treated Laminated Glass Exposed Edges

FB60-18 (2023) Understanding Reflected Solar Energy of Glazing Systems in Buildings

FB61-19 Tornado Resistant Glazing

FB62-19 Mitigating Thermal Stress Breakage in Heat-Treated Spandrel Glass

FB63-19 Products for Energy Applications

FB65-20 Glass for Personal Protective Barriers

FB66-20 Introduction to Vacuum Insulating Glazing

FB67-20 Guidelines on How to View Decorative Glazing Products in Interior and Exterior Applications

FB68-20 Guidelines for Measuring Color of Decorative Glazing Materials in the Field

FB70-20 Best Practices for Installed Painted Decorative Glass

FB71-21 School Security Glazing

FB72-21 Introduction to Hybrid VIG Fabrication

FB73-22 Types of Decorative Glass

FB74-22 Alignment in US Energy Conservation Codes ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC

FB75-23 Compatibility Testing of Insulating Glass PIB Primary Sealant with Respect to Glazing Materials

FB76-23 Fire-Rated Glazing 101

FM01-08 (2020) Approximate Weight of Architectural Flat Glass

FM02-07 (2017) Flat Glass Industry Standards

FM02-09 (2020) Protecting Glass Against Weld Splatter

FM03-10 (2023) LEED® Recycled Content for Glass

FM04-12(2019) Daylighting

FM05-12(2023) Physical and Mechanical Properties

FM06-20 General EPD Education

FM07-21 Flat Glass Environmental Transparency Documents

IN01-06 (2020) The Top 10 Items Commonly Missing from Fenestration System Shop Drawings

IN02-09 (2022) Bid Considerations for Contract Glazing Proposals

IN03-12 (2023) Key Elements of Fenestration System Shop Drawings

IN04-14 (2020) Safety Guidelines for Deglazing Structural Silicone

IN05-17 (2022) Overview of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Glass and Glazing Systems

TB1601-95(14) Guidelines for Capillary Tubes

TB1250-19 PIB Primary Sealant