Insulated glass units (IGUs)

Insulated glass units (igus) are described by characteristics such as third party accreditation, pane arrangement and overall thickness. An example use may be within a stick curtain walling system.

Uniclass2015 - Pr_25_71_33_42 Insulated glass units (IGUs)
Reference Notes
NBS Code

45-65-40/370 Insulated glass units (IGUs)

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Manufacturer Product Data template

Complete this electronic spreadsheet to ensure that your Insulated glass units (IGUs) product information meets the requirements of Level 2 BIM. This is important as it will enable your customers to select, specify and use your products within the BIM environment. Once you have completed this template you can host it on your own website or distribute it to your customers. Please note that we do not host completed product data templates within the BIM Toolkit.

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Requirement

Graphical representation of element, dimensionally inaccurate.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual indication of proposals at a Concept stage identifying key requirements such as access and maintenance zones etc. Information to be suitable for zonal spatial coordination of primary systems / elements.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide developed principles of the design to a greater level of detail. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual development showing coordination for general size and primary relationships between different elements of the construction. Can form a brief for a specialist sub-contractor or fabricator to progress with their technical design, fabrication and installation. This would be expected to include critical dimensional coordination, performance requirements and qualities of finish.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual representation of proposals, confirming brief for technical Design stage supporting full spatial coordination.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide fixed principles of the design supporting procurement. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual representations showing coordination for general size and relationships between different elements of the construction. Graphical representation of system, dimensionally accurate indicating primary performance characteristics. Graphical information represented may alter dependant on visual information to be produced, eg: Scope of work drawings, setting out, floor loading etc Typical / Installation details separately produced linked to model element and adjacent constructions.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual representation of proposals at a Technical Design stage supporting full spatial coordination.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide full information to support construction / installation. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual representations showing final coordination for size and relationships between different elements of the construction. Graphical representation of system, dimensionally accurate indicating primary performance characteristics and sufficient information to support installation. Typical / Installation details separately produced linked to model element and adjacent constructions.

Purpose of information

To be updated during the construction process to reflect the final design, and to provide a future reference to sit alongside the O&M Manuals.

Download manufacturer object defintion template

Manufacturer Product Data template

Complete this electronic spreadsheet to ensure that your Insulated glass units (IGUs) product information meets the requirements of Level 2 BIM. This is important as it will enable your customers to select, specify and use your products within the BIM environment. Once you have completed this template you can host it on your own website or distribute it to your customers. Please note that we do not host completed product data templates within the BIM Toolkit.

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Provide an outline description of the deliverable.

Name Definition
Description A description of the type of object to detail any design intent.
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Provide an outline description of the deliverable.

Name Definition
Description A description of the type of object to detail any design intent.
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Provide enough information to allow the selection of the manufacturer product to meet requirements. This information may also be used to replace the installed product during the operation stage of the building's lifecycle. Information covering the execution of the deliverable should also be provided in the associated specification.

Name Definition
Selection standards An example value being In accordance with BS 5516-2 for sloping glazing. To BS 6262-1 for vertical glazing.
Classification standard and product labelling An example value being To BS 952-1 and BS 952-2.
Composition standards - Basic soda lime silicate glass An example value being To BS EN 572-1 and relevant parts of BS EN 572.
Composition standards - Basic borosilicate glass An example value being To BS EN 1748-1-1 and BS EN 1748-1-2.
Composition standards - Basic alkaline earth silicate glass An example value being To BS EN 14178-1.
Composition standards - Ceramic glass An example value being To BS EN 1748-2-1 and BS EN 1748-2-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Heat strengthened soda lime silicate glass An example value being To BS EN 1863-1 and BS EN 1863-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass An example value being To BS EN 12150-1 and BS EN 12150-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Chemically strengthened soda lime silicate glass An example value being To BS EN 12337-1 and BS EN 12337-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Thermally toughened borosilicate safety glass An example value being To BS EN 13024-1 and BS EN 13024-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Heat soaked thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass An example value being To BS EN 14179-1 and BS EN 14179-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Thermally toughened alkaline earth silicate safety glass An example value being To BS EN 14321-1 and BS EN 14321-2.
Definition and product standards - Laminated glasses An example value being To BS EN ISO 12543-1, BS EN ISO 12543-2, BS EN ISO 12543-3, BS EN ISO 12543-4, BS EN ISO 12543-5 and BS EN ISO 12543-6, and BS EN 14449.
Definition and product standards - Coated glasses An example value being To BS EN 1096-1 and BS EN 1096-4.
Definition and product standards - Wired glass An example value being Patterned wired glass to BS EN 572-6 and polished wired glass to BS EN 572-3.
Panes and sheets - Dimensions The Panes and sheets - Dimensions of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Panes and sheets - Glass quality An example value being Clean and free from obvious scratches, bubbles, cracks, rippling, dimples and other defects.
Panes and sheets - Glass edges An example value being As relevant glass standard.
Manufacturer The Manufacturer of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Third party accreditation An example value being Third party accredited by UKAS approved/ recognized body.
Standard An example value being To BS EN 1279-1 and Kitemark certified.
Pane arrangement An example value being Double.
Overall thickness An example value being 18 mm.
Performance requirements - Light An example value being Transmittance (minimum) 0.85.
Performance requirements - Solar control An example value being Solar factor (minimum) 0.80.
Performance requirements - Total shading coefficient The Performance requirements - Total shading coefficient of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Performance requirements - Thermal insulation The Performance requirements - Thermal insulation of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Performance requirements - Fire - Integrity An example value being Unclassified.
Performance requirements - Fire - Insulation An example value being Unclassified.
Performance requirements - Fire - Radiation An example value being Unclassified.
Performance requirements - Sound attenuation The Performance requirements - Sound attenuation of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Performance requirements - Impact resistance An example value being Unclassified.
Performance requirements - Security The Performance requirements - Security of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Performance requirements - Manifestation The Performance requirements - Manifestation of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Unit build up - Inner pane - Glass type An example value being Annealed.
Unit build up - Inner pane - Thickness An example value being 3 mm.
Unit build up - Intermediate pane - Glass type An example value being Annealed.
Unit build up - Intermediate pane - Thickness An example value being 3 mm.
Unit build up - Outer pane - Glass type An example value being Annealed.
Unit build up - Outer pane - Thickness An example value being 3 mm.
Unit build up - Cavity space fill An example value being Air.
Unit build up - Perimeter spacers - Requirement An example value being Resistant to UV light degradation on exposed edges.
Unit build up - Perimeter spacers - Material An example value being Black anodized aluminium.
Edge profile An example value being Flush.
Perimeter taping An example value being Not to be used.
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Provide the information specific to the selected manufacturer and product reference. Information covering the execution of the deliverable should also be provided in the associated specification.

Name Definition
Selection standards An example value being In accordance with BS 5516-2 for sloping glazing. To BS 6262-1 for vertical glazing.
Classification standard and product labelling An example value being To BS 952-1 and BS 952-2.
Composition standards - Basic soda lime silicate glass An example value being To BS EN 572-1 and relevant parts of BS EN 572.
Composition standards - Basic borosilicate glass An example value being To BS EN 1748-1-1 and BS EN 1748-1-2.
Composition standards - Basic alkaline earth silicate glass An example value being To BS EN 14178-1.
Composition standards - Ceramic glass An example value being To BS EN 1748-2-1 and BS EN 1748-2-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Heat strengthened soda lime silicate glass An example value being To BS EN 1863-1 and BS EN 1863-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass An example value being To BS EN 12150-1 and BS EN 12150-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Chemically strengthened soda lime silicate glass An example value being To BS EN 12337-1 and BS EN 12337-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Thermally toughened borosilicate safety glass An example value being To BS EN 13024-1 and BS EN 13024-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Heat soaked thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass An example value being To BS EN 14179-1 and BS EN 14179-2.
Definition and product standards - Toughened or strengthened glasses - Thermally toughened alkaline earth silicate safety glass An example value being To BS EN 14321-1 and BS EN 14321-2.
Definition and product standards - Laminated glasses An example value being To BS EN ISO 12543-1, BS EN ISO 12543-2, BS EN ISO 12543-3, BS EN ISO 12543-4, BS EN ISO 12543-5 and BS EN ISO 12543-6, and BS EN 14449.
Definition and product standards - Coated glasses An example value being To BS EN 1096-1 and BS EN 1096-4.
Definition and product standards - Wired glass An example value being Patterned wired glass to BS EN 572-6 and polished wired glass to BS EN 572-3.
Panes and sheets - Dimensions The Panes and sheets - Dimensions of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Panes and sheets - Glass quality An example value being Clean and free from obvious scratches, bubbles, cracks, rippling, dimples and other defects.
Panes and sheets - Glass edges An example value being As relevant glass standard.
Manufacturer The Manufacturer of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Third party accreditation An example value being Third party accredited by UKAS approved/ recognized body.
Standard An example value being To BS EN 1279-1 and Kitemark certified.
Pane arrangement An example value being Double.
Overall thickness An example value being 18 mm.
Performance requirements - Light An example value being Transmittance (minimum) 0.85.
Performance requirements - Solar control An example value being Solar factor (minimum) 0.80.
Performance requirements - Total shading coefficient The Performance requirements - Total shading coefficient of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Performance requirements - Thermal insulation The Performance requirements - Thermal insulation of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Performance requirements - Fire - Integrity An example value being Unclassified.
Performance requirements - Fire - Insulation An example value being Unclassified.
Performance requirements - Fire - Radiation An example value being Unclassified.
Performance requirements - Sound attenuation The Performance requirements - Sound attenuation of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Performance requirements - Impact resistance An example value being Unclassified.
Performance requirements - Security The Performance requirements - Security of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Performance requirements - Manifestation The Performance requirements - Manifestation of the Insulated glass units (IGUs).
Unit build up - Inner pane - Glass type An example value being Annealed.
Unit build up - Inner pane - Thickness An example value being 3 mm.
Unit build up - Intermediate pane - Glass type An example value being Annealed.
Unit build up - Intermediate pane - Thickness An example value being 3 mm.
Unit build up - Outer pane - Glass type An example value being Annealed.
Unit build up - Outer pane - Thickness An example value being 3 mm.
Unit build up - Cavity space fill An example value being Air.
Unit build up - Perimeter spacers - Requirement An example value being Resistant to UV light degradation on exposed edges.
Unit build up - Perimeter spacers - Material An example value being Black anodized aluminium.
Edge profile An example value being Flush.
Perimeter taping An example value being Not to be used.
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Provide the information specific to the installed deliverable that is required for operation and maintenance. Information covering the detailed maintenance should also be provided in the associated PDF manuals.

Name Definition
Asset type An indication of whether the object is fixed or movable.
Manufacturer Email address for the organisation responsible for supplying or manufacturing the object
ModelNumber The product, item or unit number assigned by the manufacturer of the object.
Warranty guarantor (parts) Email address for the organisation responsible for the parts warranty.
Warranty duration (parts) Duration of parts warranty.
Warranty guarantor (labour) Email address for the organisation responsible for the labour warranty.
Warranty duration (labour) Duration of labour warranty.
Warranty duration unit Duration of warranties (typical value is 'years').
Replacement cost An indicative cost for unit replacement.
Expected life The typical service life of the object.
Duration unit Duration of expected life (typical value is 'years')
Warranty description Description of the warranty content and any exclusions.
Nominal length Typically the larger or primary horizontal dimension.
Nominal width Nominal width of product, typically the characteristic or secondary horizontal or characteristic dimension.
Nominal height Typically the vertical or secondary characteristic dimension.
ModelReference The name of the object as used by the manufacturer.
Shape Characteristic shape of product.
Size Characteristic size of product.
Colour Characteristic or primary colour of product.
Finish Characteristic or primary finish of product.
Grade Standard grading which the product corresponds.
Material Characteristic or primary material of product.
Constituents Optional constituent features, parts or finishes.
Features Other important characteristics or features relevant to product specification.
Accessibility performance The accessibility issue(s) which the object satisfies.
Sustainability performance Description of the sustainability issue(s) which the object satisfies
Code performance The code compliance requirement(s) which the object satisfies
Serial number The serial number assigned to an occurrence of a product by the manufacturer (per instance).
Installation date The date that the manufactured item was installed (per instance).
Warranty start date The date on which the warranty commences.
Tag number The tag number assigned to an occurrence of a product by the occupier (per instance).
Bar code The identity of the bar code (or rfid) given to an occurrence of the product (per instance).
Asset identifier The identification assigned to an asset that enables its differentiation from other assets.