Vetrotech Academy

Fire resistant glass forbury

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain - the world's leading manufacturer of fire resistant glass – provides an on-going training initiative, Vetrotech Academy, which offers a learning platform for all matters related to fire-resistant glazing.

Vetrotech Academy

We aim to offer a high level of detail in a broad range of topics for those whose job responsibility demands it. We want our clients and prospects to feel comfortable with their basic knowledge of fire-resistant glass and build from there. We’ll define fire classifications and discuss the implications of the correct components assembled for fire doors / glass partitions.

We will guide you through the range of design and composition of fire-glass - necessary to address multi-functional requirements such as energy conservation, sound reduction, impact safety and physical security.

The Academy also provides the latest news on products and leading-edge product innovation.

For clients, prospects and partners

The progressive learning platform is graded 1,2 & 3 and Certificates of Achievement will be awarded shortly after completion of each of the seminars.

The overriding goal for the Academy in assisting our clients, partners and prospects progressing through to grade 3 is to increase the individual’s breadth of knowledge to a level that they are perceived as the ‘go-to’ for all things related to fire-rated glazing and high security glass (attack, bullet and blast).

For architects

Vetrotech Academy’s ‘Architect Days’* provide a RIBA-approved CPD training seminar for architects. These days are designed to help key influencers and specifiers improve their basic knowledge of fire-resistant glass. They’ll be able to understand fire ratings, the importance of assembling the correct components in fire doors and glass partitions and the definition of toughened glass.


*These days will take place over a morning at the Saint-Gobain London Innovation Centre, Portland Street, W1. They’ll be held the last Tuesday of every month, up to and including October 2017.