Answered By: Beth Hylen Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016 Views: 35
There are several trade organizations for flat or architectural glass that may be helpful in finding consultants for your project.
Glass Association of North America, 2945 SW. Wanamaker Drive, Suite A, Topeka Kansas, USA 66614-5321; Tel: (785) 271-0208; Fax: (785) 271-0166; Contact: William Birch. Website: http://www.glasswebsite.com/
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) serves as a unified voice in responding to challenges from competing building materials and agencies that attempt to regulate or restrict glass usage. Its four divisions consist of the Building Envelope Contractors Division, Distribution Division, Tempering Division and Laminating Division. GANA publishes a number of technical manuals, but the Glazing Manual, Sealant Manual, Engineering Standards Manual and the Laminating Glass Design Guide re the most referenced and extensively used by industry, government, architects and specification writers. GANA publishes Glass Reflections, a quarterly newsletter.
National Glass Association, 8200 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703/442-4890 Fax: 703/442-0630 website: http://www.glass.org/
"The National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the flat (architectural and automotive) glass industry. We represent nearly 5,000 member companies and locations, and produce the industry's leading events and publications." They publish Glass Magazine (published monthly. "Serving the architectural glass industry, architectural metal, building, remodeling and related architectural industries.") and offer an online Suppliers Guide (as well as a published one). Their website http://www.glass.org/ includes a "technical information" section that is very useful.
Flat Glass Marketing Association, 3310 SW. Harrison St., Topeka Kansas USA 66611-2279
Primary Glass Manufacturers Council: http://www.primaryglass.org/ Primary Glass Manufacturers Council, 2945 SW Wanamaker Dr., Ste. A, Topeka, KS 66614, Phone: 785-271-0208, Fax: 785-271-0166
** links to flat glass associations: http://www.glasslinks.com/flat.htm
Stephen Knapp works with architectural/sculptural glass. He may have suggestions for you: http://www.stephenknapp.com/
I have attached a bibliography for architectural/sculptural glass as a sample of the types of materials that are available in our library. You may wish to browse the library collections using the "Rakow Library Catalog" and "Article Index" databases at http://rakow.cmog.org