Now On Demand
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This course will provide architects and designers education about silicone-based coating technologies that can be specified as an alternative to ceramic frit for spandrel glass applications. Attendees will learn how spandrel glass is used on a facade for aesthetic value and functionality. Specific factors related to high-performance silicone coatings will be discussed including sustainability, thermal stress breakage mitigation, facade visual harmonization, and color matching capabilities.
Kate Stewart CSI, CDT is the Architectural Program Manager at ICD High Performance Coatings + Chemistries, manufacturer of OPACI-COAT-300® water-based silicone glass coating. She has presented to over 100 architecture firms globally and hosts weekly webinars for Architects, General Contractors, Developers, Glazing Subcontractors, and Glass Fabricators. Kate has been a speaker at multiple events, including Fenestration Association of BC (FENBC) Technical Conference, GlassBuild Connect, and Midwest Build Week. She was also quoted in USGlass Magazine regarding Façade Visual Harmonization and Thermal Stress Breakage. Being an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) inspired Kate to earn a Construction Document Technologist (CDT) certification and is currently pursuing a LEED Green Associate credential.
- Define high-performance silicone coatings as a healthy and sustainable alternative to other spandrel glass materials.
- Discuss the rigorous testing to prove longevity and application suitability.
- Explain the considerations when specifying silicone coatings on spandrel glass.
- List the advantages of using silicone coatings in design to prevent hazardous solvent, heavy metals, and high VOCs in the environment