Volume 28, Issue 5 - September/October 2014

Continuing Education Corner

Architects may have questions about different coatings’ impact on performance when used on materials such as windows and curtainwalls. 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: The Evolution of Glass and High Performance Coatings
Provider: Guardian Industries
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW Credit

This one-hour interactive presentation provides an overview of the basics of glass and its manufacturing process. It discusses various types of low-E technologies available in the market and defines relevant energy terms.

Attendees will learn about the energy and performance advantages and disadvantages of each type of low-E glass available and will be trained to assess some of the current trends in the glass industry.

Course Title: How Low-E Coatings Improve Building Performance
Provider: PPG Industries
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW Credit

This course provides in-depth information on the solar energy spectrum and common glass performance measures.
It also touches on the manufacturing processes for passive and solar control low-E coatings, how those coatings impact glass performance and how they improve energy efficiency.

Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal

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