Volume 27, Issue 3 - May/June 2013

Education and Resources

Linetec Offers Online Architectural Resources
From its blog to e-newsletters, videos to on-demand continuing education programs, Linetec offers a number of online resources designed to help architects better understand architectural finishing.

The company has a blog that provides technical tips, project highlights and other news items. It also offers a monthly educational newsletter that tackles topics covering common and unique challenges. It also offers suggestions for improving aesthetics, performance and other technical applications.

The company also offers an Architectural Resource Center where visitors can download guide specifications for high-performance architectural coatings, request paint sample color chips, learn about sustainable design considerations and more. Likewise, video postings can be found on YouTube’s “Linetec Anodize Channel.” Here, along with its anodize featurettes, viewers can learn about painted coatings.

TGP TV Looks at Trends in Fire-Rated and Specialty Glazing
Architects, glaziers and other building industry professionals can now catch the latest news on fire-rated glazing and specialty architectural glass and framing products, applications and related topics by watching TGP TV, a new web-based video library from Technical Glass Products (TGP). Viewers can watch the on-demand segments free of charge on TGP’s websites: and or on the company’s YouTube channel:

TGP TV features videos on innovative products and on a variety of educational subjects of interest to building industry professionals. Product videos demonstrate uses and applications for TGP fire-rated and specialty architectural glass and framing products through case studies and third-party testimonials. Educational videos cover a wide variety of fire-rated and other specialty glazing topics, including answers to common building code questions, how-tos for solving design challenges, problem/solution case studies and installation tips. The company plans to continue developing additional video segments to add to the library over time.

“TGP TV is designed to be a quick and easy visual reference that’s available to design and building professionals around-the-clock,” says Jeff Razwick, vice president of business development for TGP. “In less than three minutes, they can learn the basics of how a product functions, access solutions to design challenges or learn more about code issues relevant to building design.”

Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal
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