AIA Course: Novel glass technologies for commercial buildings 

Earn 1.0 AIA learning unit by taking this free course

January 12, 2009 |



      

         
Summary

Along with lighting and MEP systems, glass technology represents one of the most dynamic areas of technological change in building design. Driving these advances are such end-user concerns as enhancing interior daylighting, reducing facility maintenance, and expanding view corridors for occupants. This free AIA/CES course from Building Design+Construction looks at the new technologies and techniques in glass and glazing for buildings, including active glazing, low-e glass, and building-integrated photovoltaics.

What you will learn

After reading this article, you should be able to:

* Understand the fundamental considerations affecting glass manufacture, fabrication and selection.

* Describe the various attributes of specialized glazing used for occupant safety and energy efficiency.

* Compare the benefits and drawbacks of various kinds of decorative glass systems.

Take this free AIA course at:
http://www.bdcuniversity.com/novel-glass-technologies?courseid=1062   (short registration required)

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