Glazing to Protect: Design Considerations and Performance Characteristics

Sponsored by National Glass Association

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe three threats to glazing in buildings
  2. Compare and contrast the performance and characteristics of protective glazing products
  3. Explain the building codes and standards for performance of glazing products impacted by wind-borne debris
  4. List three design considerations for blast mitigating glazing

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
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

The increase in potential threats to a building, its glazing, and its occupants is on the rise. Demand for heightened security and safety against these threats has enabled the glass and glazing industry to bring many innovations to market. This course will provide an introduction to three primary threats to glazing in buildings, and outline design considerations and performance characteristics of various protective glazing products.

Prot Glazing

 

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 June 2019

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