AIA Course: Novel glass technologies for commercial buildings 

Earn 1.0 AIA learning unit by taking this free course
August 11, 2010


      
         
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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