Now On Demand
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This course will review original and modern project applications of structural silicone glazing (SSG), a unique hyperelastic material that acts as a continuous flexible anchor for glass. It will discuss the history of SSG, the basic engineering of systems for attaching the edge of glass and the advent of various system types. Performance aspects of SSG will be reviewed in-depth with regard to building design, energy efficiency and safety performance through natural and manmade events. Current international standards for the application of SSG will also be reviewed and state-of-the-art systems will be highlighted.
Yvonne Diaz is the North America Technical Service & Development Representative for Dow Performance Silicones in the Commercial & Residential Insulating Glass and Fenestration Assembly market. Yvonne’s current role includes providing technical service and support on numerous commercialization projects to bring new silicone room-temperature-vulcanizing sealants and coatings to market with an emphasis on developing innovative applications and solutions to enhance performance and productivity. Yvonne has a Ph.D. in chemistry with a focus on polymer materials from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jon Kimberlain Senior Scientist; Dow Performance Silicones Bio: Jon Kimberlain currently provides technical expertise and application support for Dow Silicones as a Senior Scientist. With Dow Corning and Dow, Jon has published 25+ research papers on the use of silicone sealants in high performance buildings presented at venues such as Façade Tectonics, ASTM, and GPD Finland. Currently a founding board member of Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council, he has also been active in GANA and NGA.
- Map the basic load distribution on a piece of glass – and describe how that load is transferred to the edges of the panel.
- Calculate the amount of structural silicone required to support the edge of glass.
- Identify structural silicone as a thermal break in a glazing system.
- Refer to standards and publications that document the science, engineering and performance of SSG.