As the development of the new Eurocode for glass design progresses, standardization and verification methods are frequent subjects of the recent scientific publications. Up to this date, only national standards are available in the field of structural glass; in many cases significantly differing in regard to the proposed design approaches. An overview and comparison of these dimensioning approaches help to understand the above-mentioned publications, as well as the design related proposals for the upcoming Eurocode. This thesis intends to presents a comparison of the national design standards currently used in Europe, with the American glass standard, the ASTM E1300-16. Having a relatively long history, the American code has a significant importance in glass design and serves as an adequate basis for comparison. The discussed European documents are selected for comparison based on their fundamental role in the European industry and the development of the harmonized standard. The thesis is introduced with chapter 1, which further illustrates the motivation for standardization and the scope of the work. It is followed by a brief presentation of two innovative glass structures in chapter 2, aiming to show the potentials of glass as a primary structural material. The chapter includes a brief overview of the present state of standardization as well. The design documents chosen for comparison are presented in chapter 3. The main part of the thesis, the comparison of the before-mentioned design documents, is elaborated in chapters 4, 5 and 6. Chapter 4 discusses the main characteristics of the standards, providing a brief overview of the basic scientific background as well. The documents are compared based on their scope of application, safety concept, and general verification procedure; as well as based on their method for handling load duration, laminated glass and insulating units. Chapter 5 discusses special design issues, such as stability failure modes of glass members and design in seismic areas. As this field is still to be standardized, a comparison between the American and European documents cannot be drawn; this chapter represents only an outlook on the design methods for the upcoming Eurocode. Chapter 6 further illustrates some of the different design approaches by means of exemplary calculations. The first example shows the different methods for dimensioning laminated glass; it is followed by the presentation of the different approaches for the design of insulating units. The chapter is concluded with four short examples, aiming to present the verification methods for stability failure modes, expected to be included in the new Eurocode standard. Finally, chapter 7 summarizes the conclusions of the thesis and gives an outlook on the future standardization in the field of glass design.