Volume 23, Issue 4 - July/August 2009

AIA Continuing Education Update
Just the Basics

Many primary glass manufacturers, as well as several industry associations, have developed courses designed to offer a better understanding of glass and its many uses, performance qualities and characteristics. From high-performance coatings to “Glass 101” programs, a number of courses are available.

The Evolution of Glass and High-Performance Coatings
(LU hours: 1)
Guardian Industries
This one-hour interactive presentation discusses various types of low-E technologies available in the market and defines relevant energy terms. The presentation also uses a case study format and shows multiple project examples to discuss current trends in glass usage, application and important design considerations.

Introduction to Glass
(LU hours: 1)
PPG Industries
This course is designed to help provide architects with a better sense of how glass is made; to explain the different methods for processing glass; to help them better understand the different types of glass and their intended use, as well as the basic design criteria in selecting and specifying glass.

Coated Glass
(LU hours: 1)
Glass Association of North America
The course explores the history behind glass coatings, as well as applications and enhancements in the realm of energy efficiency. Various technologies and applications, as well as cost savings to buildings that utilize coated glazing are covered as well.


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