Volume 28, Issue 4 - July/August 2014

Continuing Education Corner

Architects may have questions about features and details of architectural steel systems used in windows and curtainwalls, as well as acid-etched glass in both interior and exterior applications. Products and technologies have evolved, providing a number of opportunities for both aesthetics and performance features and benefits.

Consider checking out these courses. They are a great way to stay in the loop with all the relevant new concepts in the industry while also earning the professional credits needed annually.

Course Title: Steel Curtain Wall Glazing Systems – Limitless Design Possibilities
Provider: TGP Architectural
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW Credit

This curtainwall presentation focuses on steel and why many innovative architectural designs now favor the use of steel framing systems as opposed to aluminum.

Participants will learn how architects are using modern steel systems to achieve larger spans of glass and minimal frame dimensions to maximize the capture of natural light in their designs.

The presentation will discuss the history of curtainwall in building design, identifying the advantages of steel in modern curtainwall systems and the different types of systems.

It will also describe how steel curtainwall systems can be used to allow natural light into buildings while allowing design creativity, in addition to explaining how steel curtainwall impacts LEED certification.

Course Title: Using and Specifying Acid-Etched Glass or Mirror in Interior or Exterior Glass Applications
Provider: Walker Glass
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW Credit

The purpose of this presentation is to provide in-depth knowledge of acid-etched glass and mirror products. Current and detailed information will be provided to help understand how performance and design objectives can be achieved with this type of product.

Participants will learn about product characteristics, properties, specifications and constructability. The course also highlights environmental factors, the relevance of acid-etched glass and mirror products to LEED and how they relate to North American glass standards.

Make Plans Now for Architects’ Forum™ 2015

The Architects’ Forum™ is returning to Long Island. Set for April 23, 2015, the daylong educational
program will take place alongside Glass Expo Northeast at the Hyatt Regency Long Island at Wind Watch Hotel in Hauppauge (Long Island), N.Y.

Sponsored by the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal magazine, the event provides architects with an opportunity to earn numerous continuing education credits, network with suppliers and peers and enjoy the Glass Expo Northeast trade show.

To learn more, visit the event website at AGG

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