PGC International announces fire-rated glazing webinar

The Protective Glazing Council (PGC) International has announced the first webinar of the 2010 monthly webinar series. The hour-long webinars, for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing cont…

The Protective Glazing Council (PGC) International has announced the first webinar of the 2010 monthly webinar series. The hour-long webinars, for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community, are free and focus on various industry topics. The next webinar, to take place at noon EST, 29 January 2010, will be given by Devin Bowman, national sales manager for Technical Glass Products (TGP), a supplier of fire-rated glass and framing systems, and architectural glazing products. His presentation, titled Understanding Fire-Rated Glass, Labeling Requirements, and Building Code Allowances, will discuss fire-rated glazing materials, their distinguishing characteristics and their role in fire protection. PGC International was formed in 1997 to address the growing need for protective glazing systems by the General Services Administration and other government agencies, as well as in general construction in the US. Members come from various segments of the industry – glass fabricators, suppliers of materials and accessories, window film manufacturers, curtain wall and window manufacturers, sealant suppliers, test laboratories and fenestration industry. PGC International represents manufacturers of protective glazing products and systems, suppliers to these manufacturers, consultants and testing organizations. The association was organized to provide support to government and industry in the development of standards and specifications, as well as use of protective glazing products, for blast resistance, bullet resistance, and main force attack.