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NGA publishes new resource on school security glazing
February 24, 2021 By NGA
The National Glass Association (NGA) announces the publication of a new Glass Technical Paper (GTP) titled School Security Glazing. This paper provides information on delayed forced entry security glazing options for windows and doors installed in schools.
“This GTP was written as a supplement to NGA’s recent Security Glazing GTP. It contains an easy-to-read quick reference chart that will be of great help in narrowing the product choices based on the level of security desired,” indicates Urmilla Sowell, NGA advocacy and technical director.
The paper outlines the types of security glazing available based on the level of penetration resistance required. It also features a summary of active standards in use related to educational facilities for glass-only testing as well as glazing system testing, including ASTM International, ANSI Z97.1, CPSC 16 CFR 1201, CAN CGSB, UL and FEMA’s publication, Primer to Design Safe School Projects in Case of Terrorist Attacks and School Shootings.
“The task group of glazing professionals recognized the importance of helping school communities understand the levels of protection glazing can provide,” explains Jen Daly, 3M and NGA task group chair. “We hope this guide is a helpful tool in educating those making decisions on their school security options.”
Thank you to the volunteer members who served on the School Security Glazing task group:
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