Industry Experts to Present Architectural Glass Courses in Miami

On October 11 representatives from DuPont and PPG Industries will present “Advances in Architectural Glass and Coatings,” which will include a number of educational courses for architects. The four-part event will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott Miami Coral Gables in Miami from 7:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Darijo Babic, PPG Industries national architectural manager for flat glass, will present two of the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Unit (AIA-CEU) courses. The first course, “Introduction to Glass,” which begins at 8 a.m., will discuss how glass is made, different types of architectural glass, glass uses and design criteria for selecting and specifying glass. “Energy Efficient Glazings” will begin at 10 a.m. and will cover low-E glass coatings, the differences between passive and solar control, low-E coatings and the impact of low-E coatings on energy performance in buildings as demonstrated through simulation modeling.

From DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, Valerie Block, senior marketing specialist, will present an “Introduction to Laminated Glass” at 9 a.m. The course will cover PVB and ionoplast interlayers; safety glazing and acoustics; Intrusion and bomb blast performance; and structural glass laminates.

At 11 a.m., Thomas Kopec, national architectural manager with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, will discuss “Hurricane Resistant Glazing Design.” The program will cover testing protocols; building code requirements; ASCE Wind map changes; and glazing for essential facilities.

Each session is 45 minutes and eligible for one AIA-CEU credit.

For more information or to register contact Lois Marie Smith at 302/992-4004 or