Education and Resources Fall 2020


Vitro Introduces New Sample Kits, Live Chat

Vitro Architectural Glass has released two Solarban Acuity glass sample kits.

The Clarity Comparison Kit contains two 4- by 6-inch samples, enabling side-by-side comparison of any selected Solarban solar control, low-E coating on both clear and Acuity glass. Each 4- by 6-inch sample uses the coated and interior lite of the same glass to render a clear, accurate demonstration of the low-iron aesthetic.

A separate Coating Evaluation Kit enables architects to select four different Solarban low-E coatings on 4- by 6-inch samples of Acuity glass. This allows them to see and compare the appearance of multiple options from the Solarban family of coatings.

The company also announced that architects,  designers and glazing contractors can now access a new live chat service available throughout Operated by Vitro’s Architectural Services team, the live chat service is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. The tool was developed primarily to provide responsive, real-time design support to architects and other design professionals.

Continuing Education

Course: “Glass Fabrication: Getting it Right for Your Commercial Façade”
Provider: Guardian Glass
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/HSW

From the beginning of the glass selection process, architects face a lot of options. From the glass substrate and coatings to fabrication, there are choices for almost every imaginable application. Fabrication can play an important role in aesthetics and performance—and creating a safe environment for occupants. This continuing education course will help architects appreciate the value of fabrication as a step in the total glass-making process, as well as the fabrication choices and considerations they should know about to perfect their projects.

Course: “Channel Glass & Steel Curtain
Wall Glazing Systems”
Provider: Technical Glass Products
Learning Units: 1 AIA LU/HSW

This course takes a look at channel glass and steel curtainwall glazing systems and their role in design. The course explores unique applications for channel glass as well as innovations in steel framing systems. Aluminum versus steel framing systems are compared and in-depth case studies show examples of how architects are using these systems to achieve design goals.

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