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 takes a look at channel glass and steel curtain wall glazing systems and their role in design. The course explores unique applications for channel glass as well as innovations in steel framing systems. Aluminum vs. steel framing systems are compared and in-depth case studies show examples of how architects are using these systems to achieve design goals.
Zach Passman: Zach Passman has represented Technical Glass Products for 9 years, and currently supports design and construction activities in California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. He has in-depth knowledge of building codes and fire-rated glazing systems.
Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:
- Describe how channel glass systems can be used to transfer natural light deep into buildings to enhance well-being and productivity of building occupants.
- Explain three ways designers can enhance building occupant comfort by incorporating insulating materials in channel glass assemblies.
- List three steel curtain wall framing system configurations that allow for improved daylighting, energy savings, and building occupant well-being.
- Identify which LEED credits can potentially be earned with either channel glass or steel curtain wall systems.