Volume 27, Issue 3 - May/June 2013

Continuing Education Corner

Glass and glazing, metal systems and various other fenestration technologies are continuously evolving. As a result it’s important for the architectural community to stay up-to-date on the most recent information in a variety of areas. Keep yourself informed about these many options, and consider some of these industry courses. You’ll gain valuable information and knowledge while also earning continuing education credits.

Course Title: Silicone Sealants for Structural and Protective Glazing
Provider: Dow Corning
Learning Units: 1; HSW credit

The course defines and explains the purpose of silicone structural and protective glazing. It looks at how protective glazing systems work, appropriate materials, methods and quality-assurance tests for structural and protective glazing, as well as the impact of natural hazards and terrorist activities on glazing systems.

Course Title: Glazing Design for High Velocity Wind Zone Areas
Provider: Crawford-Tracey Corp.
Learning Units: 1; HSW credit

Designing for hurricane and high wind zones requires special consideration. Architects taking part in this program will examine the use of high performance commercial glazing systems used in high velocity wind zone (HVHZ) areas, such as South Florida. The course addresses how the performance, codes and safety of exterior glazing systems affect design considerations and applications. After completion of this course, participants should be able to understand wind load requirements and design parameters in HVHZ areas; understand wind-borne debris requirements for glazing systems in HVHZ areas; understand the necessity for product approvals in HVHZ areas; and understand the glazing systems and various design options in HVHZ areas.

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