Laminated glass has been used in a variety of architectural applications ranging from office buildings and schools to institutional and high security buildings. A variety of clear and tinted interlayers are available, providing post-breakage glass retention, UV filtration and impact resistance. This course presents the history and development of laminated glass from its inception as an automotive product to more advanced structural glass applications.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the history of laminated glass and its production.
  • Compare PVB and ionoplast laminated glass interlayers and identify the advantages of each.
  • Describe the benefits of laminated glass in architectural applications.
  • Identify architectural uses for laminated glass, as well as industry testing and standards.