Volume 28, Issue 6 - November/December 2014

Continuing Education Corner

rchitects may have questions about increasingly popular factors regarding windows and curtainwalls such as daylighting and bird-friendly glass. Products and technologies have evolved, providing a number of opportunities for 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:
A Bright Future: Daylighting for Tomorrow’s Buildings
Provider: TGP America
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW Credit

The benefits of daylighting, as well as its challenges, will be explored in TGP’s course, which offers an in-depth look at the concept of daylighting and its role in modern design. The course, consisting of six video modules and an article in a PDF format, will also look at key considerations of daylighting beyond windows and glass.

By completing this course, participants will understand the role of daylighting in designing environmentally sustainable buildings, have explored the benefits and challenges of utilizing daylighting in designs and be better familiar with modern energy-efficient design materials.

Vistamatic, Ron Blank and Associates Partner for Continued Education AIA-Approved Webinars

Vistamatic, a designer and manufacturer of privacy glass for observation control, has partnered with Ron Blank and Associates (RBA) to educate design professionals through AIA continuing education online webinars. The company will sponsor and present the courses to provide designers an inside look into different privacy glass options, as well as their respective advantages and disadvantages.

Vistamatic will offer four webinars over a 15-month span, and dates will be announced on the Vistamatic website.

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 ’15 trade show.
To learn more, visit the event website at

Course Title: Bird Friendly Building Design with Acid-Etched Glass
Provider: Walker Glass
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW Credit

The purpose of Walker’s presentation is to provide in-depth knowledge of acid-etched glass solutions in bird friendly building design. The most up-to-date and detailed information will be given to help understand how the risk of bird collision against building facades can be significantly reduced with appropriate acid-etched glass solutions.
The course covers aspects such as bird migration and behavior, risk factors, key research findings, product testing, standards and guidelines as well as different types of acid etched glass solutions and a comparative analysis with other options.

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