Bird-friendly Glass Solutions

Understanding the fundamentals of safe design
 
Sponsored by Guardian Glass
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the basic behavioral patterns of birds and the roles that they play in the environment and architecture.
  2. Identify the four most common reasons that bird building collisions occur due to building design which can cause damage or harm.
  3. Investigate the different types of testing used for products or systems in terms of their effectiveness in reducing or eliminating bird collisions and increasing safety.
  4. Assess some of the available and emerging glazing solutions that can be used effectively to create buildings that are genuinely more bird-friendly and safer as a result.

This course is part of the Glass in Architecture Academy

Architecture tells us a great deal about society. In fact, glass and glazing are used to blur the lines between inside and out, helping elevate performance and the experiences of people. Yet while humans can use environmental cues to identify glass as a barrier, there is growing realization that birds cannot. The solution is bird-friendly glass that delivers on performance, energy efficiency and the needs of people. This course from Guardian Glass is intended to provide the basis for a better understanding of how to recognize issues affecting the bird population while learning about best practices and design fundamentals for smarter, safer buildings.

Guardian Glass Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float,coated, and fabricated glass products, offering a range of low-emissivity and interior glass options to meet performance and design requirements. www.guardianglass.com

 

Originally published in November 2021

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