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Protective Glazing Manual

The Protective Glazing Manual is a resource available to the industry for purchase. Written in 2008, this Manual describes the types of protective glazing available, as well as the standards and levels of protection they provide. Furthermore, it discusses the care and cleaning of protective glazing products, and offers a comprehensive glossary of terms and applications.

NGA Member – $25.00 (Hardcopy)
NGA Member – $25.00 (Secure PDF Format)

Non-Members – $50.00 (Hardcopy)
Non-Members – $50.00 (Secure PDF Format)




G.I.B.s: Glass Informational Bulletins

In addition to the Protective Glazing Manual, the Protective Glazing Committee has created a number of G.I.B.s on important industry trends and capabilities. Below are just a few complimentary whitepapers available for instant download in our publication store.

  • Security Glazing for Schools
  • Screening Out UV Radiation with Laminated Glass
  • Detention Facility Glazing
  • Coastal Glazing and the Turtle Codes
  • Blast Mitigating Glazing
  • Bird-Friendly Glass Design Strategies
  • Bullet Resistant Glazing
  • Detention Facility Glazing
  • Performance Criteria for Glazing Subjected to Seismic Events


Reference Papers

Blast Windows and Curtainwalls: Understanding the Challenges
by Huston Dawson and Peggy Van Eepoel, Weidlinger Associates – (2.9 MB)
Solutions to Protect Against Terrorism (SPAT) Information Release
Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC): DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings
by the US Department of Defense – (290 KB)
Explosive Testing of Window Systems
by Kenneth W. Herrle, M.S., and Larry M. Bryant, Ph.D., Applied Research Associates, Inc. – (538 KB)
Standard Test Method for Glazing and Window Systems Subject to Dynamic Overpressure Loadings
by the US General Services Administration – (280 KB)
The Use of Structural Silicone Sealant for Film Attachment
by Bill O’Brien and Ken Yarosh, Dow Corning Corporation – (35 KB)
Anti-Terrorism: Criteria, Tools & Technology
by Joseph L. Smith, Applied Research Associates, Inc. – (1.16 MB)
Safety/Security Window Film
by the International Window Film Association (IWFA)(123 KB)
Laminated Glass
by the Glass Association of North America (GANA) – (72 KB)
Security Glazing Specification
by the Protective Glazing Council (PGC) – (175 KB)
Security Glazing: Testing and Standards
by Valerie Block, Kuraray and Ron McCann, Viracon – (179 KB)