Structural Silicone Glazing: 50 Years of Performance

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Dow Performance Silicones
Presented by Yvonne Diaz and Jon Kimberlain

Learning Objectives:

  1. Map the basic load distribution on a piece of glass – and describe how that load is transferred to the edges of the panel.
  2. Calculate the amount of structural silicone required to support the edge of glass.
  3. Identify structural silicone as a thermal break in a glazing system.
  4. Refer to standards and publications that document the science, engineering and performance of SSG.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

This course will review original and modern project applications of structural silicone glazing (SSG), a unique hyperelastic material that acts as a continuous flexible anchor for glass. It will discuss the history of SSG, the basic engineering of systems for attaching the edge of glass and the advent of various system types. Performance aspects of SSG will be reviewed in-depth with regard to building design, energy efficiency and safety performance through natural and manmade events. Current international standards for the application of SSG will also be reviewed and state-of-the-art systems will be highlighted.

Structural Silicone



Yvonne

Yvonne Diaz is the North America Technical Service & Development Representative for Dow Performance Silicones in the Commercial & Residential Insulating Glass and Fenestration Assembly market. Yvonne’s current role includes providing technical service and support on numerous commercialization projects to bring new silicone room-temperature-vulcanizing sealants and coatings to market with an emphasis on developing innovative applications and solutions to enhance performance and productivity. Yvonne has a Ph.D. in chemistry with a focus on polymer materials from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jon

Jon Kimberlain Senior Scientist; Dow Performance Silicones Bio: Jon Kimberlain currently provides technical expertise and application support for Dow Silicones as a Senior Scientist. With Dow Corning and Dow, Jon has published 25+ research papers on the use of silicone sealants in high performance buildings presented at venues such as Façade Tectonics, ASTM, and GPD Finland. Currently a founding board member of Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council, he has also been active in GANA and NGA.

 

Dow Performance Silicones Dow Performance Silicones is a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division and pioneer of heritage Dow Corning high-performance building solutions. Dow Corning revolutionized the way architects and fabricators design commercial facades, with more than 50 years of proven performance in silicone structural glazing (SSG) and weatherproofing sealants (WP). Sold soon under the DOWSIL product brand name, architects can continue to rely on the same trusted silicone chemistries, features, and product benefits for design freedom and occupant comfort, safety, and security. dowcorning.com/construction

 

Originally published in August 2021

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