Architects’ Forum 2013 Seminars Offer Glazing Education; On-Site Registration Available

Architects’ Forum™ 2013, taking place March 7 in Hauppauge (Long Island), N.Y., will provide a day-long program of glass and glazing educational sessions, all designed specifically with the architect in mind. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Island at Wind Watch Hotel & Golf Club and is sponsored by the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal™ magazine.

A number of companies have already signed on as presenting sponsors. These include Fenzi North America, Guardian Industries, J.E. Berkowitz L.P., Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, SAFTI FIRST and YKK AP. Presenters will provide AIA accredited courses, all of which focus specifically on providing glass and glazing education and information. Seminars include:

8:45-9:45 a.m.: Glass Fabrication and Design Issues, presented and sponsored by J.E. Berkowitz L.P. This program is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of architectural glass fabrication and how it relates to efficient design, offering strategies for LEED and energy considerations and addressing safety codes. 1 Learning unit

9:45-10:45 a.m.: Ensuring Compliance of Fenestration with Today’s Energy Codes and Green Standards, presented and sponsored by YKK AP. Participants will learn about the energy code changes as they relate to performance of aluminum commercial fenestration systems, specifically thermal characteristics of an elevation and code compliance avenues as well as maximizing the use of fenestration in green strategies. 1 Learning unit

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: The Evolution of Architectural Glass and High Performance Coatings, presented and sponsored by Guardian Industries. New technologies and fabrication techniques focus on energy issues to either keep heat in or deflect it out of conditioned spaces. Further, advances in coating glass in a variety of ways have produced high performance glass that takes energy control to a new level. This presentation will review some of the history and current trends in glass commonly available and will look at the features, attributes and characteristics of these choices from both a visual and performance standpoint. 1 Learning unit

1:45-2:45: Blast Mitigation – Understanding the Environment, Protection Level and Design, presented and sponsored by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. The one-hour program is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of architectural glass fabrication and how it relates to efficient design offering strategies for LEED and energy considerations and addressing safety codes. 1 Learning unit

2:45-3:45: Selecting Insulating Glass Sealants for Durability and Energy Efficiency, presented and sponsored by Fenzi North America. The course provides an overview of the characteristics insulating glass sealants must provide to ensure long-term thermal performance, structural durability and longevity of insulating glass units. 1 Learning unit

4:00-5:00: Code Considerations in Fire Rated Glass, presented and sponsored by SAFTI FIRST. The course will review updated International Building Code and fire test requirements when designing for life safety; help attendees understand the relationship of fire safety and human impact safety; clarify the difference between fire protective and fire resistive glazing products as it relates to protecting people and property; and provide the latest fire rated glazing product information. 1 Learning unit

Pre-registration for Architects’ Forum 2013 closes February 28, but on-site registration will be available on the day of the event. To learn more about Architects’ Forum 2013 visit the event website at glassguides.com/forum. For information on sponsoring contact Ellen Rogers at erogers@glass.com or call 540/720-5584 ext. 118.