CEU Presentations & Credits:






Viracon:   http://www.viracon.com/page/aia-presentations


1.0 AIA/CES Learning Units:

Aesthetics of Glass #VI0306 (HSW)
Join us for an exploration of the glass and glazing options which can influence overall building aesthetics. The program starts with looking at individual glass choices available such as colors, coatings, ceramic frit. In addition, photographs of the options are shown on finished buildings as a means of visualizing the aesthetic effects. After reviewing the individual options, participants will learn how glass features can be combined and incorporated together within finished projects. 

Commercial Glass School #VI0197 (HSW)
An overview of basic glass processes, glass history and fabrication techniques. We'll review the benefits of high-performance reflective and Low-e coatings on glass. We'll also discuss potential problems faced by the designer when using fabricated architectural glass products. The last topic for review will be the differences between soft (sputtered) coated glass products and their pyrolytic counterparts. 

Laminated Glass for Protection & Design #052014 (HSW)
This course will show the benefits of laminated glass from both an aesthetic and safety standpoint. Participants will learn how laminated glass is used for protection in hurricane, blast, forced entry, and safety applications. Attendees will learn about the acoustical benefits laminated glass offers. In addition, both solar performance and design attributes will be discussed as they relate to laminated glass. 

Printing on Glass #033114
This course will show different methods of printing on glass, which can be accomplished through the silk-screened or digital print processes. Participants will learn key terms in the printing process as they relate to glass. We will walk through the manufacturing process for each method. Attendees will gain the knowledge of what can be created when printing on glass and when each process is best utilized. In addition, both aesthetic and solar performance attributes will be discussed as they relate to printed glass. 

3.0 AIA/CES Learning Units:

Viracon Plant Tour, Glass Fabrication Site Visit #VI0597 (HSW)
An interactive production plant tour covering cutting, tempering, silk-screening, coating, laminating, special fabrication and insulating glass processes. Please schedule this program at least one month in advance. Travel costs to the plant facility are the responsibility of each attendee. 



Kawneer: http://www.kawneer.com/kawneer/north_america/en/product_info_page_cat.asp?info_page_id=710


When to Use Storefront or Curtain Wall Construction
This course provides an overview of the differences between curtain wall and storefront designs and functions. System fabrication and installation, and water performance are also discussed.

AIA/CES Learning units: 1.00
AIA approved course. This course qualifies for 1.0 HSW/LU hour.
*AEC Daily reports Learning Units on members' behalf.

Preventable Curtain Wall Failures
Curtain wall systems are designed to protect the interior of a commercial building from the often harsh exterior environment. A curtain wall failure can be easy to resolve or lead to a lengthy and expensive remediation process. In many cases, curtain wall failures are caused by fairly simple errors that occur during the fabrication and installation process. These are errors that could easily be prevented by a wider awareness of how curtain walls perform and how to install them so they can perform as intended. All stakeholders in a commercial curtain wall project should have a high level understanding of the few errors that cause the majority of in-field failures. This presentation will highlight these errors so that all stakeholders will have a better understanding of what they should be looking for to ensure a safe and successful curtain wall application.

AIA/CES Learning units: 1.00
AIA approved course. This course qualifies for 1.0 HSW/LU hour.

*Course hosted on Building Design + Construction University

*NEW - Explore New Possibilities: Interiors & Architectural Glass

Description coming soon.

AIA / CES Learning unites: 1

AIA Approved course. This course qualifies for 1 LU / HSW Hour


Design with Color and Light

This continuing education program demonstrates a variety of techniques through which color can enhance a building and contribute to the wellbeing of its occupants, as well as the general public. It lays out a number of rules and best practices that design professionals should consider when working with architectural color and light. The program incorporates an indepth exploration of current design trends, historic precedents, color theory, and decorative architectural glass technology, providing architects and designer an intensive educational experience.

AIA / CES Learning unites: 1

AIA Approved course. This course qualifies for 1 LU / HSW Hour


Channel Glass:
Designing Safe & Sustainable Buildings with Channel Glass Wall Systems

This presentation examines the structural properties and design benefits of channel glass wall systems and their contributions to safer and increasingly sustainable buildings. Discussions cover raw materials used in the production of channel glass, channel glass textures enhancing the system's daylighting capabilities, thermal performance coatings, and insulation materials that improve the building's energy efficiency. A number of LEED® project case studies demonstrate how channel glass wall systems can directly contribute to a building's sustainability goals. 

AIA / CES Learning unites: 1

AIA Approved course. This course qualifies for 1 LU / HSW Hour


Glass Rainscreens:
Glass Rainscreen Systems: Smart Moisture Protection for Buildings

Water damage is one of the leading causes of facade failure, and can lead to deterioration, mold and mildew growth, as well as a decline in interior air quality. This type of destruction may be preventable with the use of a rainscreen system. A proper rainscreen wraps and protects the building from water ingress, while controlling drainage and evaporation. With a rise in the demand for high-quality, durable, and healthy buildings, rainscreens offer a clear advantage. A variety of materials can be used to construct rainscreen claddings; however, glass is an ideal medium, as it presents virtually limitless aesthetic options, while its non-porous, durable surface offers ease of maintenance and longevity.  

AIA / CES Learning unites: 1

AIA Approved course. This course qualifies for 1 LU / HSW Hour

Fluid Applied Silicone Air & Water Barriers #AWB2016 (HSW) 

This course focuses on the use of silicone in fluid-applied air barrier systems.  The student will be presented topics that cover the basics and benefits of an air barrier, a comparison of fluid applied air barrier chemistries; why use and consider silicone materials; the benefits of using silicone compared to other fluid applied chemistries and how silicone air barrier systems should be installed.

AIA / CES Learning unites: 1

AIA Approved course. This course qualifies for 1 LU / HSW Hour 


Architectural Fire-rated Glazing: An Application Guide

Health, safety, and welfare remain a fundamental aspect of building design practices. Incorporating fire-rated glass products provides creative design options while adhering to current model building codes. The new generation of fire-rated products is available in larger sizes that can withstand a fire for longer periods of time, and many fire-rated products can provide high impact safety rating, solar control, sound reduction, bullet resistance and hurricane impact safety, to name only a few multi-functional features. This course will define categories of fire-rated glass products, as well as the related test standards and current building code requirements for specifying architectural fire-rated glazing.

AIA Provider Number: K029
AIA Course Number: VSGNA1
AIA Credit: 1 HSW Learning Unit (Health, Safety and Welfare)


Sustainable Solutions with Architectural Fire-Rated Glazing #

When considering integrated whole-building design and efficiency, choosing the proper glass products 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, ENERGY STAR, 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.

AIA Provider Number: K029

AIA Course Number: VSGNA2

AIA Credit: 1 HSW / LU

GBCI Course Number: 0920004719

GBCI Credit: 1 Continuing Education Credit Hour


DAHGWSB - Glass Wall Systems and Design Considerations #11-0811


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  1. Glass wall types and applications
  2. Design options and considerations for fixed and moveable glass doors
  3. Specification topics
  4. Industry trends for fixed and moveable glass wall systems

AIA / CES Learning unites: 1

AIA Approved course. This course qualifies for 1 LU / HSW Hour







The Art of Metal Wall Panels: Corrugated & Concealed Fastener attachements #J20503212016 (HSW) 

An advanced review of metal wall panel profiles, both corrugated, exposed fastener and concealed, hidden fastener, their proper application with field examples of flashing details “do & don’t”, specific applications of these wall panel products and how they all affect environmental efficiency, project sustainability, and product performance.

AIA / CES Learning unites: 1

AIA Approved course. This course qualifies for 1 LU / HSW Hour







Basic Principles of Architectural Louvers  #J746

A basic overview of the application and features of architectural louvers. Includes an outline of raw materials, louver components, the different styles and how they function, structural support and installation information. Includes information about hidden mullions and special shapes. A thorough view of the varied finishes offered and their benefits. Louver performance is discussed as well as the tests involved to determine free area, pressure drop, wind load, water penetration and wind-driven rain classifications.

AIA / CES Learning unites: 1

AIA Approved course. This course qualifies for 1 LU 

Roofing and Metal Wall Panel Systems


Zinc Roofing and Wall Panel Systems

Topics Covered:

Durability and beauty | Energy and cost effectiveness | Backside coating | Forming and bending requirements | Compatibility with other metals | Product options | Specifying Zinc products