Glazing for Schools: Determining the Right Glass Solution for Your Education Project

Schools have unique design needs. In this CEU, you’ll learn the value that glass can bring to educational facilities sparking learning and inspiration, providing a safe haven for children's welfare, and promoting healthy living and physical development of the occupants.  In addition, this course will educate architects and designers on how to specify a glazing unit specific to its needs—enhancing functionality, user experience and energy efficiency.

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Contemporary Design for Changing Times: How Windows and Doors Influence Architecture (Print Course)

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and other forces are changing the face of architecture, including a gravitation toward more contemporary styles and solutions. Many of the related architectural elements — including windows and doors — are rooted in principles introduced by modernists nearly a century ago. This course will closely examine the connection between current events and fenestration design, the enduring influence of modern architecture, design trends and influences in contemporary architecture, and fenestration options for contemporary window and door solutions.

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Design Considerations for Security Glazing and Systems in Education, Retail, Institutions, and Beyond

Certain types of buildings are targets for forced-entry, active shooter events, and terrorist attacks, while others are at risk for opportunistic threats. Architects should consider specifying security glazing and framing on projects, ranging from schools and healthcare facilities to retail stores, stadiums, and religious buildings.

This course will examine security threats and how they impact people and property, explore different types of security glazing, industry-recognized testing standards, and design considerations for specifying glazing in various applications.

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Silicone Coatings: An Alternative to Ceramic Frit for Spandrel Glass

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will explore high-performance silicone coatings as a healthy and sustainable alternative to other spandrel glass materials. It will also cover rigorous testing to prove longevity and application suitability and considerations when specifying silicone coatings on spandrel glass. Finally, the course examines advantages of using silicone coatings in design to prevent hazardous solvent, heavy metals, and high VOCs in the environment.

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Bird Friendly Glazing Challenges and Solutions

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will cover critical strategies for architects in designing buildings that will significantly reduce the number of bird collisions and have a positive impact on the environment and biodiversity. The course will cover a basic understanding of birds, their importance as well as the magnitude of this environmental challenge.

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Cellular Glass Insulation: Reducing Risk by Design

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. As the value of building contents and cost of construction continues to rise, redundant, durable roof systems justify robust insulation and waterproofing strategies. This course will describe the types of cellular glass insulation and ways that it can be used in roof assemblies to achieve a high-performance roof that meets your commitment to sustainability. Real-world examples of details and applications will be used to help design your next cellular glass roof.

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Glass Production, Processing and Performance

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Glass Production, Processing & Performance provides an introduction to the different types of glass that are available and how to use them. Significant emphasis is placed on coated glasses, including the common types of low-e application processes and the impacts on energy and environmental performance. The different types of flat glass processing and fabrication methods, as they relate to specifying glass, are also covered.

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Modern Buildings: The Role of Exterior & Interior Glass with Enclosed Blinds

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will provide an exploration of today’s modern buildings, from exteriors to interiors, and how they must provide their occupants within, operational owners, and our greater planet “health + well-being.” The course will identify roles that we, as developers, planners, architects, interior designers + manufacturers, play in collective responsibility. Architectural elements, from Design, to products, and materials playing an active role in this responsibility and this course will focus on how architectural glass windows with enclosed blinds and contribute to this overarching need.

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Understanding Low-E Coatings

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will enable you to be able to define the solar energy spectrum and common glass performance measures, discuss the manufacturing processes for pyrolytic and MSVD low-e coatings, identify how passive and solar control low-e coatings differ and impact glass performance measures, and how low-e coatings improve energy efficiency and earn LEED® credit contributions.

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Innovative Design Applications Using Advanced Fire Rated Glazing Technology

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Architects have always pushed the limits of what building products can do, and fire rated glazing is no exception. This program shows how fire rated glazing has evolved from small door lites and openings using wired glass and ceramics to floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall, multi-tasking fire resistive glazing systems. Case studies showing these innovative design applications in real-word settings will be used to show participants how architects continue to push the boundaries of what fire rated glass can do.

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