Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Architectural Glass: Production, Selection and Performance

This course is no longer active
Sponsored by Pilkington North America
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %IExplain key terminology and concepts related to glass; light, heat, UV and thermal stress
  2. %IDescribe glass manufacturing and how glass is produced using the float process
  3. %IExplain how to balance aesthetics and performance when selecting architectural glass
  4. %IIdentify key characteristics of heat treated, laminated, insulated, and spandrel glass
  5. %IExplain the differences between clear, tinted, and coated glass (e.g. Reflective, Low-E)
  6. %IDescribe specialty products, including profiled, anti-reflective, patterned,
  7. fire-resistant, and self-cleaning glass


%PThis Glass & Energy presentation will give you an overview of the float glass manufacturing process, various architectural glass products, including clear and tinted float glass, reflective glass, low-emissivity glass and specialty glass products, such as profiled, textured, structural, fire-resistant, anti-reflective, and self-cleaning glass.