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New bird-friendly technical design guide released

National Glass Assn. document offers design and installation best practices for glazing.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | November 1, 2021
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The National Glass Association (NGA) has released a new guide to bird-friendly technical design.

The document offers design and installation best practices with input from bird conservancy organizations. It is a point of reference for all projects considering bird-friendly design per the new GSA 2021 Facility Standards, Section 3.6.7 for Bird-Safe Building Design.

“As legislation and building codes continued to incorporate measures for bird protection, it became important for our industry to produce a resource which outlines the appropriate uses of glass in construction,” said Urmilla Sowell, NGA advocacy & technical director, in a news release. “It will serve as an educational tool both for our industry counterparts as well as to many other stakeholders pursuing bird deterrence from varying perspectives.”

The guide offers 15 pages of content including the evolution of bird-friendly legislation, recommended glazing practices, glass product solutions, and other integrated protection measures.

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