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.

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Glass Fabrication: Getting it right for your commercial façade

From the beginning of the glass selection process, architects face a lot of options. From the glass substrate and coatings to fabrication, there are choices for almost every imaginable application. Fabrication can play an important role in aesthetics and performance—and creating a safe environment for occupants. This CEU will help architects appreciate the value of fabrication as a step in the total glassmaking process—as well as the fabrication choices and considerations they should know about to perfect their projects.

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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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Making glass come to life: the principles of glass selection

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.

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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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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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