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At Viracon we continually work with professional organizations and firms worldwide to provide AIA registered educational seminars. As a registered provider with AIA/Continuing Education System (AIA/CES), architects can earn learning units, including health, safety and welfare (HSW).

For your convenience, you can schedule an interactive presentation by contacting us at or calling 800-533-2080.

1.0 AIA/CES Learning Units:

Aesthetics of Glass #VI0306 (HSW)
Join us for an exploration of the glass and glazing options which can influence overall building aesthetics. The program starts with looking at individual glass choices available such as colors, coatings, ceramic frit. In addition, photographs of the options are shown on finished buildings as a means of visualizing the aesthetic effects. After reviewing the individual options, participants will learn how glass features can be combined and incorporated together within finished projects.

Commercial Glass School #VI0197 (HSW)
An overview of basic glass processes, glass history and fabrication techniques. We'll review the benefits of high-performance reflective and Low-e coatings on glass. We'll also discuss potential problems faced by the designer when using fabricated architectural glass products. The last topic for review will be the differences between soft (sputtered) coated glass products and their pyrolytic counterparts.

Laminated Glass for Protection & Design #052014 (HSW)
This course will show the benefits of laminated glass from both an aesthetic and safety standpoint. Participants will learn how laminated glass is used for protection in hurricane, blast, forced entry, and safety applications. Attendees will learn about the acoustical benefits laminated glass offers. In addition, both solar performance and design attributes will be discussed as they relate to laminated glass.

Printing on Glass #033114
This course will show different methods of printing on glass, which can be accomplished through the silk-screened or digital print processes. Participants will learn key terms in the printing process as they relate to glass. We will walk through the manufacturing process for each method. Attendees will gain the knowledge of what can be created when printing on glass and when each process is best utilized. In addition, both aesthetic and solar performance attributes will be discussed as they relate to printed glass.

3.0 AIA/CES Learning Units:

Viracon Plant Tour, Glass Fabrication Site Visit #VI0597 (HSW)
An interactive production plant tour covering cutting, tempering, silk-screening, coating, laminating, special fabrication and insulating glass processes. Please schedule this program at least one month in advance. Travel costs to the plant facility are the responsibility of each attendee.





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