FGIA updates Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing

FGIA updates Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing
Photo source
aamanet.org

Date: 1 September 2020

FGIA has updated a document intended to help one understand the value and effective application of plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing in a building design.

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a document intended to help one understand the value and effective application of plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing in a building design as well as the features and benefits of different plastic glazing materials. This is the second update to AAMA PSSG-20Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing, originally published in 2016.

“PSSG provides the architect, engineer, contractor and property owner the with guidance to best leverage plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing advantages by giving sound technical information on the various aspects and considerations that need to be taken into account when incorporating them into a building design,” wrote Neall Digert (Solatube) and John Westerfield (CrystaLite), two leaders within the Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing Review Task Group, in a joint statement about the document.

“Plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing can be used to provide significant energy savings and enhance the aesthetic appearance of a building as well as the appeal of its interior spaces, flooding them with the warmth and illumination of natural daylight.”

FGIAThis document is part of a suite of documents generated to educate interested parties in the proper design, selection, specification and use of skylights. The reader is encouraged to explore all the skylight publications for a complete understanding of the properties associated with skylights. The following list is a list of all current AAMA skylight documents:

  • AAMA SDGS-1-89, Structural Design Guidelines for Aluminum Framed Skylights
  • AAMA 1607-14, Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights
  • TIR A7-11, Sloped Glazing Guidelines
  • AAMA SSGPG-1-17, Structural Silicone Glazing (SSG) Design Guidelines
  • AAMA GDSG-1-87, Glass Design for Sloped Glazing and Skylights

AAMA PSSG-20, as well as other AAMA documents available from FGIA, may be purchased from the online store at the discounted member rate of $20 or the non-member price of $60.

More information about FGIA and its activities can be found at fgiaonline.org.

600450 FGIA updates Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing glassonweb.com

Others also read

Designed by Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA), Istanbul TV and Radio Tower gets its extraordinary elegance from the glass.
Following the incredible turnout at Manchester PiGs in August, Birmingham PiGs is set be a massive success on 4 November at Revolution du Cuba on Temple Street.
Take a fast ride into the future to see what’s coming next with the ever-evolving automotive head-up displays enabled by Saflex® Horizon.
The EESC – European Economic and Social Forum has approved the opinion “Glass in Europe at a crossroads: delivering a greener, energy-efficient industry, while enhancing competitiveness and maintaining quality jobs”.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 14, 2022
Thirsty Thursday returns October 28th with "Code Regulations for Existing Buildings" presented by Thom Zaremba.
Glass for Europe supports the EU industry’s calls for immediate action to address the steep rise of energy prices.
The OKALUX K insulating glass panes used as skylights ensure uniform room illumination and prevents creating drop shadows.
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is pleased to announce Georges Thiret (Graham Architectural Products) as the recipient of the first-ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Organisers of the Glazing Summit have confirmed that the event has sold out.
Saflex®, manufactured by Eastman, is sponsoring the 16th Advanced Building Skins Conference in Bern, Switzerland on October 21-22, 2021.
The Sustainability Manager across the ASSA ABLOY EMEIA division, Leandro Peraro, will take his place on the sustainability debate panel at Glazing Summit 2021.

Add new comment

From industry

Am Pfahlgraben 4
35415 Pohlheim
Germany

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Guardian Europe
Guardian Europe
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
sedak GmbH & Co. KG
sedak GmbH & Co. KG
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Glasmik d.o.o. - Branch Office MARIBOR