The National Glass Association (NGA) announced the Commercial Fenestration Systems Manual publication, a resource on the complete fenestration system for the glass and glazing community.

“The Commercial Fenestration Systems Manual was written in order to address many of the foundational elements of window and wall systems,” says Chuck Knickerbocker, task group member Technical Glass Products. “This comprehensive guide has long been in development and will act as a useful primer for those in the architectural, glazing and construction industries to learn about basic components and technologies associated with exterior façade design.” Knickerbocker is also a contributor to USGlass magazine.

The manual addresses what makes curtainwalls functional, cost-effective and efficient in design, fabrication, installation and long-term performance.

“Users of this manual can expect to gain a detailed and helpful picture of system descriptions, design parameters, pre-construction and onsite testing, use of shop drawings, installation guidelines and more,” said Matt Kamper of Woodbridge Glass and NGA Installing Committee chair.