Last update: 23.08.2019

Standards & norms

Naturally enough, the rapid development of glass as a building material means that the rules governing its use are becoming more stringent and comprehensive. European standards now cover most aspects of the application and testing of various types of glass in the construction industry. But beyond this, a host of national and country-specific regulations and guidelines alsoexist which should be consulted, depending on the application. Regardless of the testing and usage regulations, purely glass-specific parameters must also be observed, and these can have a major influence on the function and longevity of glass products, as has been illustrated in previous chapters.