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)