Fire-Rated Glass, Tempering and Other Groups Continue Fall Conference Discussions

During a late afternoon meeting yesterday the Glass Association of North America's (GANA) fire-rated glazing council emphasized the point that education is it's primary goal.

The group, one of GANA's newest, was holding its second meeting since forming earlier this year.

Thom Zaremba, who represents Pilkington, opened with a discussion of the International Code Council cycle as it that relates to fire-rated glass.

"We know this will be an active year in codes for fire-rated materials," said Zaremba, who said a number of the current proposals for the 2009 edition relate to fire-rated glass. With so many related proposals, Zaremba said it could also mean greater pressures on the costs of buildings.

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