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Architectural Glass: Production, Selection and Performance

This 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.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain key terminology and concepts related to glass; light, heat, UV and thermal stress
  • Describe glass manufacturing and how glass is produced using the float process
  • Explain how to balance aesthetics and performance when selecting architectural glass
  • Identify key characteristics of heat treated, laminated, insulated, and spandrel glass
  • Explain the differences between clear, tinted, and coated glass (e.g. Reflective, Low-E)
  • Describe specialty products, including profiled, anti-reflective, patterned, fire-resistant, and self-cleaning glass

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


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