On-Demand Education for Architects
Our AIA-accredited courses are available to you on-demand via Zoom. Find quiz links for credit and additional resources from the NGA.
All About Glass: Top Questions Answered
Does all glass need to be heat soaked? What is anisotropy? Do all railings require laminated glass? Tell us more about safety factors for guards. This session from the NGA addresses top questions from the design community and is ideal for new professionals to the industry as an overview on glass. This session is worth 1 AIA LU | HSW.
All About Safety Glazing
This session will answer common questions about safety glazing, including test standards, labeling, certification, and quality control. Learn where safety glazing is required in buildings according to building codes and how to comply with federal regulations regarding recall procedures. This session is worth 1 AIA LU | HSW.
Critical Reasons to Specify Insulating Glass
The demand for energy savings, building occupancy safety and comfort have enabled the glass and glazing industry to bring many innovations to market. This course will cover the basic components of insulating glass and review some of the key performance attributes they provide. This session is worth 1.0 AIA LU | HSW.
Glass & Glazing Technical and Codes Updates
Hear from the National Glass Association’s technical and advocacy team on the need-to-know updates to energy and safety codes, as well as updates on what's happening at other standard-setting bodies including ASTM and ASHRAE, plus a summary of the technical work that's been accomplished by NGA's members volunteers over the past six months. This session is worth 1 AIA LU | HSW.
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Glass Can't Do That, Can It? A Closer Look at Next Generation Glass Technologies
We’ve been living a world surrounded by “the new normal”, but what about what’s next? Glass as a material has widespread technological, decorative and practical uses. This session will explore the proactive research, development and execution of glass applications that provide a value-added experience to users and occupants. Didn’t think glass could do that? Let us show you how. This session is worth 1 AIA LU | HSW.
The Glass Evidence for a Second Shooter
In this special presentation from NGA’s Thirsty Thursday education webinar series, take a forensic approach to the lasting debate associated with the JFK assassination, using glass as the material witness. Learn what glass can tell you if you conserve it properly and examine it appropriately. This session is worth 0.5 AIA LU | HSW.
Glazing to Protect
This presentation is a study of the types and applications of protective glazing. It will review the various threats posed to buildings including ballistic and forced entry, electronic intrusion, and blast events; as well as natural disasters such a hurricane, tornado, seismic and fire events. This session is worth 1.0 AIA LU | HSW.
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Global Glass Industry Trends
How has the global glass industry evolved, innovated and changed in recent decades? Hear insights from industry veteran Jorma Vitkala, who recently retired from Glass Performance Days, about the transformative trends in the industry—from glass design, performance, processing and more. This session is worth 1 AIA LU | HSW.
The Ins and Outs of Architectural Glass Design - new in 2022
This course addresses sustainability challenges facing the building community, the difference between embodied carbon and operational carbon, glass product solutions and more. This session is hosted within NGA's Glass & Glazing Design Academy with Architectural Record and is worth 1.0 AIA LU | HSW.
The Many Benefits of Laminated Glass in Architectural Design
This course is designed to educate architects about laminated glass: how it is produced, it’s positive attributes to a building space and how it can be used to provide occupant safety and comfort. This session is worth 1.0 AIA LU | HSW.
The New Normal of Design and Construction: Industry Roundtable
What is the current state of building design and construction, and what are the opportunities for glass companies? Hear from a panel of industry representatives as they discuss the pre-pandemic versus current state of design and how the trajectory has changed. Challenges, market drivers, building segments to watch, trends in building design and jobsite considerations are all discussed in this session. This session is worth 1 AIA LU | HSW.
Preventing Glazing Surprises in Appearance Properties
Presented by Steve Thomas, PE (CA) of Guardian Glass, this session focuses on the appearance properties of glass and glazing to mitigate unanticipated outcomes of various treatments. Attendees will learn how to: determine how to properly view architectural glass; identify how heat-treatment can affect glass aesthetics; evaluate coating edge deletion in structural glazing applications; and summarize the scope of prudent material compatibility verification. This session is worth 0.5 AIA LU.
Reflected Solar Energy of Glazing Systems in Buildings
This session is designed to educate architects about the impacts of solar energy as it’s reflected off buildings. It will offer design considerations to reduce the possible effects of the reflective characteristics of exterior cladding materials and glazing systems. Environmental, architectural and material elements will be discussed with regard to how each impacts reflectivity levels. This session is worth 1 AIA LU | HSW.
Security Glazing for Schools
Schools increasingly look to glass and glazing to better protect students in the event of threats, from fires to intruders or active shooters. Find out about the range of solutions the glass and glazing industry can provide to keep occupants safe, learn about the test standards and code requirements, and hear guidelines for designing safer schools. This session is worth 1 AIA LU | HSW.
- Security Glazing Glass Technical Paper available for free download
- Protect with Glass, from Glass Magazine
Smart and Sustainable Cities: The Turning Point
The concept of smart and sustainable cities incorporates the use of technology to improve infrastructure, better response to inhabitant behavior, reduce resource consumption and increase the quality of the environment. Europe is at the forefront of implementing solutions to address such climate, economic and demographic challenges in urban areas using steps from the Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI). In this session sponsored by AGC, hear about the program and what lies ahead for North America. This session is worth 1 AIA LU | HSW.
There's a Glass for That
Glass as a material has widespread technological, decorative and practical uses. Its list of properties and capabilities has allowed glass to impact modern architecture in a way that distinguishes it from other building materials, resulting in high-performing facades and unique experiences for its occupants. Glass is the material of choice to enhance spaces where people live, play, learn, work and heal. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU.
Understanding Applications for Heat-Treated Glass
Glazing products that can withstand heavy loads while also acting as safety barriers to the occupants they surround is an important offering and innovation to the market. This course will cover the basic components of heat-treated glass and review some of the key performance attributes they provide. This session is worth 1.0 AIA LU | HSW.
Glass Technical Papers for Architects
FB04-03 (2016): Design Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications
FB10-06 (2012): Skylights and Sloped Glazing
FB15-07 (2016): Describing Architectural Glass Constructions
FB20-08 (2017): Iridescence in Heat-Treated Architectural Glass
FB32-11 (2018): Dynamic Glazing for High Performance Buildings
FB33-11 (2017): Use of Laminated Glass in Glass Railing Systems
FB35-12 (2020): Bird-Friendly Glass Design Strategies
FB51-17: Building Envelope Commissioning
Glass & Glazing Design Academy
NGA’s accredited AIA presentations are now available in an on-demand, multimedia format through the Glass & Glazing Design Academy. Available to architects and industry professionals through a new partnership with Architectural Record, the online academy helps architects understand the performance, design considerations and benefits of the many glazing and glass building products available today.
Earn 1.0 LU/HSW when you read the full article and take the accompanying quiz in our academy.