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RIBA Accredited CPD

RIBA Accredited CPD

Over the past few years the development of advanced architectural glass products have improved dramatically. We are now able to produce coated glasses which have a stabilizing effect on the interior of a building, with optimal thermal insulation, solar control and light transmission. This has given way to a whole new level of thinking on glass specification, allowing glazed areas to flood buildings with light without compromising the building efficiency.

This move towards greater areas of glass in specifications has also been strictly controlled by changes in legislation, standards and building regulation, where a detailed understanding of glass and glazing products is a necessity to ensure the right product is specified to fulfil the right requirement on any project.

To help architects, designers and specifiers to gain an in-depth knowledge into these important areas Guardian have produced four CPD’s which are a vital information aid to anyone specifying glass into building projects.


1. Building Regulation Document L and Energy Efficient Glass


In 2010 and then again in 2013 Building Regulations Document L was revised to further drive the UK towards energy conservation and reduce CO2 emissions. These revisions have a profound effect on glass specifications, laying new guidelines on performances.

This seminar put's the effect of Document L on glass specification into context, providing detailed information on performance requirements and explains the new parameters set for glass and glazing specification.


2. Coated Glass and Energy Balance in Buildings


This seminar looks at the different types of coated glass available on the market. By evaluating and explaining coated glass performance, the seminar demonstrates how the right glass specification can reduce energy consumption on your project, through thermal insulation, solar control, and providing high light transmission. This helps to make your project more environmentally sound and sustainable. The seminar also looks at the Passivhaus glazing specification, and finishes with a review on achieving BREEAM points through high performance glass specification on projects.


3. Glass as a Design Material 

Seminar - New revised version available from June 2013

As familiar as we all are with glass and its use in buildings, this seminar takes a more innovative approach, looking at different applications and uses in building, beyond the average perception of glass specification.

The seminar also takes a technical approach, dealing with standards and the regulations influencing glass specification.


4. The Production, Technical Aspects and use of Glass in Architecture

Half day glass works tour and seminar

This is an opportunity to experience the size and scale of float glass manufacturing, including  laminated and magnetron sputter coated glass production, providing all the detailed information required to specify glass on any project.

The seminar is held in our interactive glass room, where you get a “hands on” education of the different types of glass available on the market.

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