The General Services Administration (GSA) developed a state-of-the-art method to analyze and predict the behavior of window glass under blast loads. This method, entitled Window Glazing Analysis Response and Design (WINGARD), is the first technique available for the prediction of glass hazards and has become a national standard used by many agencies. WINGARD leveraged early research performed by other agencies to develop a critically needed tool to fulfill Presidential directives and GSA protection goals.
This software supports GSA's goals of providing increased protection to employees and visitors in space owned or leased by the Federal government in response to the GSA Glass Fragment Retention for Windows Program. This program is working to upgrade windows to mitigate the hazards from flying glass caused by high winds, explosions, or other sources of window failure. To support this effort, GSA's developed WINGARD, a state-of-the-art method to analyze and predict the behavior of window glass under blast loads. The WINGARD computer program has facilitated the protection of people with cost-effective solutions while helping to preserve the architecture that is so vital to buildings in the GSA inventory.
WINGARD is not widely distributed. The program is generally reserved for employees of GSA; other U.S. government agencies; established U.S. blast, structural, and security consulting firms; or other U.S. firms involved with protective glazing. All users are highly encouraged to thoroughly read the technical and user manuals prior to using this program. To obtain a copy of WINGARD, contact the Building Security Technology Program team via the email below and provide your name, address, phone number, organization, and a description of your intended use of the software.