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

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. 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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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.

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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 participants gain a better understanding of the flat glass manufacturing process, become familiar with various glass substrates 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.

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