Glazing to Protect: Design Consideration and Performance Characteristics

Sponsored by National Glass Association
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. Describe three threats to glazing in buildings which affect the building occupants safety and well-being.
  2. Compare and contrast the performance characteristics of protective glazing products.
  3. Explain the building codes and standards for performance of glazing products impacted by windborne debris.
  4. List three ways blast mitigating glazing plays an important role in protecting people inside a building from flying glass.

This course is part of the Glass and Glazing Design Academy

This presentation is a study of the types and applications of protective glazing. It will review the various threats posed to buildings including ballistic and forced entry, electronic intrusion, and blast events; as well as natural disasters such a hurricane, tornado, seismic and fire events.

Glazing to Protect

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National Glass Association The National Glass Association (NGA) is the largest trade association serving the architectural glass and metals industry. A technical and educational resource, NGA envisions a future in which glass is the material of choice to enhance spaces where people live, play, learn, and work.

 

Originally published in July 2021

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