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Educational Program: Crisis Aftermath – Supply Challenges

The COVID-19 crisis has affected all businesses in America, and the glass and metal industries are no exception. This insightful session has two parts. Part One will discuss the lessons of companies that have successfully navigated through the crisis, what they have learned, and the new programs/procedures they have put in place. Part Two talks …

Educational Program: Hurricane Impact Resistance with Aluminum Glazing Systems (AIA Credit: 1 LU HSW)

With the recent impacts of Hurricane Ida and Superstorm Sandy, this course takes on critical importance. The course content translates the destructive power of a hurricane into specific failure modes and then outlines action taken over the last 15 years to eliminate the sources of failure. The result is more cost-effective, hurricane-resistant commercial buildings. Performance …

Educational Program: Understanding Glass Railing Codes, Specs and Materials (AIA Credit: 1 HSW CEU)

Incidents of falling glass from exterior balcony railings in highrise condominiums have resulted in new standards and building code requirements that address the post-breakage performance of glass. As a result, many railing specifications are calling for laminated glass to provide safety from falling glass. This presentation examines the safety concerns around the glass in railing …

Educational Program: Glazing System Delegated Design (Credit: 1 LU HSW)

Delegated design of glazing systems requires understanding architectural intent, building structural movement, manufactured system limitations, design loads, and methods. Architects, engineers, and contractors should be aware of essential key design requirements and know what to look for and approve delegated design submittals for curtainwall, storefront, and other glazing systems. “We will be taking an in-depth …

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