Manual Addresses Frameless Shower Enclosure Design and Installation
At the NGA Glass Conference: Tacoma, taking place July 25-July 27, the NGA announced the addition of a new technical manual, the Frameless Shower Enclosure Design and Installation Manual, to its library of resources.
This comprehensive manual provides guidance and best practices related to frameless shower enclosures and is intended to assist both glass professionals and installers in creating safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing enclosures.
The manual offers a glossary of terms and outlines a basis for expectations regarding watertightness, glass fabrication tolerances and visual quality. It is then organized into three primary sections which elaborate in detail on the design, measurement, and installation of frameless shower enclosures. Visual diagrams depicting design and installation conditions are also included.
"The frameless shower industry has needed a document like the Frameless Shower Enclosure Design and Installation Manual. This groundbreaking manual is set to make a significant impact by outlining the best practices for designing, measuring, and installing frameless shower enclosures,” shares Danny Donahue, task group chair and brand manager, shower hardware at FHC The Glazing Supply Company. “Its purpose is to educate and support glass professionals to ensure safe installations. Moreover, it is a valuable resource for installers facing competitors who may prioritize shortcuts and unsafe practices. In short, this manual is a game changer for the frameless shower industry.”
The Frameless Shower Enclosure Design and Installation Manual is now available for purchase in the NGA Store. The downloadable version is available at the standard price of $134.95 and at the NGA member discounted price of $64.95; the printed version is available at the standard price of $139.95 and at the NGA member discounted price of $69.95, plus shipping & handling.
NGA thanks the Frameless Shower Enclosure Design and Installation Manual task group members who contributed their time and resources in the development of this manual.
Task Group Members
Andrew Chatfield, Bohle America
Bill Daubmann, MY Shower Door
Billy Britt, Britt and Tilson Glass
Caitlin Martinelli, B & L Gates
Chad Streeter, Northwestern Glass Fab
Chris Phillips, Showcase Shower Door Company
Chuck Hall, HMI Cardinal
Cliff Anderson, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Curtis Massey, dormakaba
Danny Donahue (Chair), FHC The Glazing Supply Company
David Corle, HMI Cardinal
Earl Mercado, Arcadia Northwest
Gin Benner, Agnora Inc.
Haydee Ortega, C.R. Laurence
Jeff Haberer, Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions
Jeremy Nolan, Morse Architectural
Jim Evans, BidClips, LLC
John O’Brien, C.R. Laurence
Justin Wilson, Easco Shower Doors
Keith Daubmann, MY Shower Door
Loren Glentz, American Glass & Glazing
Matt Kamper, Woodbridge Glass, Inc.
Matt Pruden, Hartung Glass Industries
Melissa Szotkowski, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Mitch Goodman, HMI Cardinal
Rick Wright, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Robert Carlson, Tristar Glass, Inc.
Sam Olson, J&A Glass and Mirror, Inc.
Scott Welch, Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions
Shannon McKinney, DT Glass, Inc.
Steve Dean, Interpane