Volume 28, Issue 2 - March/April 2014

Continuing Education Corner

When it comes to architectural glass, architects often have questions about a variety of features and details for specification. Low-E coatings have evolved, as well as the number of high-performance features and benefits. Technology also continues to improve, providing more and more opportunities.

Stay in tune with all the latest developments in architectural glass and consider checking out these courses.

Course Title: Architectural Glass — The Right Choice
Provider: AGC Glass Co. North America
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU / 1 HSW Credit
This program is designed to increase architects’ working knowledge of energy transfer issues, appropriate items and definitions, methods for selecting the correct product for a given situation, and an introduction to newer glass manufacturing and fabrication solutions.

The course covers solar energy transfer methods with performance definitions for use in specifications; methods of determining and evaluating project performance requirements in order to maximize energy efficiency and occupant comfort; provides an introduction of emerging glass product solutions for interior and exterior applications, as well as fabricated glass solutions for building code compliance.

Course Title: Glass: Aesthetic, Performance, and Safety Considerations
Provider: AEC Daily Corp.
Learning Units:
1 AIA LU / 1 HSW Credit
This training provides an overview of the different types of architectural glass, along with a discussion of the specification factors relating to glazing solutions, including aesthetics, energy and environmental performance, and more. Participants will learn to differentiate the types of glass available, including clear, tinted, low-iron and coated, as well as how to state the energy and environmental performance of low-E glass. They will also learn to explain the processes for applying common types of low-E coatings and more.


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