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Notices of Acceptance (NOAs)

Notices of Acceptance are used in hurricane-prone areas to help assure that glazing components or systems have passed appropriate impact and wind cycle tests.

Building code specialists and insurance officials in Miami-Dade County, Florida, helped establish the NOA test standards, working with a new generation of glazing products from science and safety oriented companies including DuPont.

DuPont™ SentryGlas® and Butacite™ safety glass interlayers are widely used in hurricane-resistant windows and commercial glazing systems, and each interlayer has an official NOA on file:

A laminating interlayer is just one element in a finished glass product or framed glazing.  Hundreds of commercial glazing and residential window and door systems have been designed and tested to incorporate DuPont™ SentryGlas® or Butacite® interlayers and meet Miami-Dade codes and related impact glazing standards.

To further explore the Miami-Dade County (Florida) building code requirements or search for more NOA-certified systems, visit their website:

http://www.miamidade.gov/buildingcode/pc-search_app.asp

 

Technical FAQs

What is safety glass? How is it tested? Where is it required in a building?