Continuing education units

Learn the latest in glass technology.

We take the latest insights on glass capabilities, applications and trends and make them available to the architecture and design community through informative presentations that earn you continuing education units (CEUs). Guardian Glass is a registered AIA/CES program provider and we partner with Architectural Record magazine and BNP Media to sponsor the Continuing Education Center.

State-of-the-Art Design in Higher Education

Designed to help participants identify and recognize the design and performance aspects of glass and glazing as part of an energy-efficient, comfortable, and code-compliant building exterior; Assess the health and safety aspects of wall surfaces as they relate to durability and sustainability; Explain the significance of providing flexible spaces in university and college settings for general well-being, functionality, and energy performance; and determine ways to incorporate the health, safety, and welfare principles discussed as shown in case studies.

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Daylighting Design Update

This presentation discusses the benefits of natural daylighting in respect to indoor environmental quality for occupants and building energy optimization. It highlights daylighting components of LEED v4 and includes trends in glass and glazing design, visual and performance options. The course also uses case study format ​to ​show multiple projects incorporating successful daylighting design strategies in a variety of energy-efficient buildings.

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New & Improved

The Evolution of Glass and High Performance Coatings

This one-hour interactive session combines science with application, using illustration and examples, to help participants understand what makes glass distinctive and valuable as a building material. Identify opportunities to enhance building performance and human experience through advanced glass capabilities, recognize and respond to glass trends in today’s marketplace, and target key glass performance and aesthetic objectives with new tools that model glass applications in future building projects.

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Student Performance in 21st Century Schools

Designed to help participants identify the significance of using independent research as a basis for making design decisions in schools, and assess the health and safety performance aspects of a variety of design characteristics and materials as they relate to durability and sustainability

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Principles of Glass Selection for Facades: From Rendering to Reality

This interactive program discusses the foundations of the glass selection process and explores the aesthetic options available to meet project design and performance requirements. In addition, there is a special focus on understanding the variety of performance coatings and customized glass fabrication options.

The Use of Laminated Glass in Architectural Design

This one-hour interactive presentation provides an overview of different types of laminated glass, manufacturing methods, major applications and key benefits. It also discusses the appropriate use of laminated glass to address various applications including safety and security glazing, sound control and solar management. The presentation will conclude with a review of projects utilizing laminated glass to satisfy building design and functional requirements.

Glass in Today's Architecture

This presentation was developed by the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and authorized to a GANA CES facilitator like Guardian Glass to teach. It helps the participants to gain a better understanding of the flat glass manufacturing process, become familiar with various glass substrates (types) and sizes and review various glass fabrication processes that transform flat glass into architectural glazing. It also helps participants get to know the basic glass performance terminology and evaluate the needs for different applications.

Continuing education at your office

It is quick and easy to schedule an AIA/CES seminar at your office with your Guardian team. Simply contact your architectural design manager to let us know what your specific learning needs are.