The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a document intended to help one understand the value and effective application of plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing in a building design as well as the features and benefits of different plastic glazing materials. This is the second update to AAMA PSSG-20, Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing, originally published in 2016.
This document is part of a suite of documents generated to educate interested parties in the proper design, selection, specification and use of skylights. The reader is encouraged to explore all the skylight publications for a complete understanding of the properties associated with skylights. The following list is a list of all current AAMA skylight documents: AAMA SDGS-1-89, Structural Design Guidelines for Aluminum Framed Skylights; AAMA 1607-14, Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights; TIR A7-11, Sloped Glazing Guidelines; AAMA SSGPG-1-17, Structural Silicone Glazing Design Guidelines; and AAMA GDSG-1-87, Glass Design for Sloped Glazing and Skylights.
The FGIA has also updated a technical document intended to aid in the selection, use and application of sealants commonly used in fenestration systems. AAMA 851, Fenestration Sealants Guide for Windows, Window Walls, and Curtain Walls, an FGIA standard, is the first update to this document, originally published in 2009. AAMA 851 reviews the type of sealants currently in use and their application following accepted standard practices. It encompasses both field and factory applications.