Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it has published “Glass Design Guidelines,” a pocket-size resource that architects can review with colleagues, engineers, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and other building professionals when drafting or reviewing glass specifications for building projects.

The booklet features a fold-out section that details the eight factors specifiers and design professionals must consider during the glass design/specification process, including safety, wind and snow loads, thermal stress and surface orientation.

The guide also contains details about the full suite of Vitro Glass specification tools. They include a product search tool, project gallery and a construct tool that architects can use to configure and compare custom insulating glass units (IGUs) then generate finished industry-standard three-part specifications for the products they select.

“This booklet covers a lot of ground in a condensed, easy-to-use format that can be accessed quickly,” says Robert Struble, manager of brand and communications. “Architects, specifiers, glazing contractors and other building professionals now will have one more valuable resource that can help them manage building projects.”

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