Vetrotech can come to your office for a face-to-face presentation that provides continuing education and learning units for architects. Continuing education webinars for your group can be arranged. Vetrotech also holds monthly live webinars.
The courses below are registered with the AIA for credit:
Architectural Fire-rated Glazing: An Application Guide
1 LU /HSW
Health, safety, and welfare remain a fundamental aspect of building design practices. Incorporating fire-rated glass products provides design options while adhering to building codes. This course defines the categories of fire-rated glass products, the related test standards and current building code requirements for specifying architectural fire-rated glazing.
- Discuss the evolution of fire-rated glass and how modern non-wired glass products can improve fire and impact safety.
- Define the methods of heat transfer and how these can affect building occupants.
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of fire-protection-rated and fire-resistance-rated glazing products.
- Explain codes and testing standards for fire and impact safety of fire-rated glazing.
Sustainable Solutions with Architectural Glazing
1 LU /HSW 1 USGBC
When considering integrated whole-building design and efficiency, choosing the proper glass product is critical. Fire-rated glass products can contribute to achieving points as environmentally preferable products in green building standards and codes. Architects, distributors, and contractors are demanding green products and services. This training will help to utilize and knowledgably discuss fire-rated glass and sustainability, including LEED, Green Globes, Architecture 2030 Challenge, EPDs, and HPDs, to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace, help customers meet their green building and sustainability goals, and penetrate new markets.
- Identify key improvements in LEED version 4 applicable to fire-rated glass.
- Identify how fire-rated glass can help achieve LEED version 4 credit points.
- Understand the importance of products with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs).
- Understand the sustainability aspects of fire-rated glass
Pushing the Design Envelope with Fire-rated Glazing
Fire-rated glazing, combined with fire-rated framing, provides the maximum fire protection of people and property. Modern fire rated framing has several design elements that allows the product to blend harmoniously to other design details. Flush un-interrupted surfaces can be achieved with a system having less vertical or horizontal framing members. Discrete joint intersections can be utilized as well, allowing the product to work with popular corner details. This allows for expansive curtain wall systems in applications that require high-span, self-supporting construction. This course will explore how to push the design envelope with fire-rated glazing and framing systems.
- Discuss the history of fire-rated framing and how the industry has evolved.
- Examine the approach to fire-rated framing as a system.
- Identify applications for fire-rated systems.
- Examine how to push the limits and solve design issues with fire-rated framing.
Fire-Rated Glass and Framing: Types, Uses and Fabrication
Tour of a fire-rated glass and fire-resistant framing manufacturing plant. This tour takes place in Auburn, Washington.
- Learn about the process of manufacturing fire-rated glass.
- Identify the distinguishing features of fire-rated glass, insulated glass units (IGUs) and fire-rated glass ceramic.
- Understand how fire-rated frames and fire-rated doors are fabricated.
- Know the characteristics of fire-rated glass ceramic including the difference between polished, laminated, filmed and standard versions.