Continuing education units

Learn the latest in glass technology

Guardian Glass is a registered AIA/CES program provider. We partner with Architectural Record magazine and BNP Media to sponsor the Continuing Education Center. Our informative presentations help design professionals keep up with the latest innovations in high performance glass while earning continuing education units (CEUs). Discover the latest insights on glass capabilities, applications and trends through the presentations below.

State-of-the-art design in higher education

This presentation is 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 wellbeing, functionality and energy performance; 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

Evolution of glass and 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. Participants will identify opportunities to enhance building performance and human experience through advanced glass capabilities. They will also 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

This presentation is designed to help participants identify the significance of using independent research as a basis for making design decisions in schools. Participants will also 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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Oversize Glass: Performance and Specifications

The presentation explores what makes oversized insulating glass units (IGUs) special and covers the technology that enables oversized glass production, as well as important technical considerations when incorporating oversized glass in architectural designs. It reviews performance possibilities, and some amazing applications that have relevance and appeal. Participants will come away with an understanding of oversized glass and how to maximize its benefits in their projects.

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