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AIA Presentations

As a registered provider with AIA/Continuing Education System (AIA/CES), Viracon partners with professional organizations and architectural firms worldwide to provide AIA registered educational seminars. Architects can earn learning units, including health, safety and welfare (HSW). You can schedule one of the interactive presentations below by contacting us at or 800-533-2080.


Commercial Glass School 20-22 #VI1420 (HSW) - 1.0 AIA/CES Learning Unit

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.

Advanced Commercial Glass School #V201 (HSW) - 1.0 AIA/CES Learning Unit

An advanced discussion on commercial glass fabrication and processes, with special consideration given on the heat-treating process and heat soak testing. Bird-friendly glass and industry trends will be reviewed.

Prerequisite Knowledge:
An understanding of basic commercial glass terminology.

Best Practices for Developing a Commercial Glass Specification #VI2319 (HSW) - 1.0 AIA/CES Learning Unit

Get your glass specification correct the first time! Attendees will learn ways to properly write a glass specification. Concentrating on the glass schedule best practices will be shared and common mistakes will be addressed. Having a properly written specification will ensure design goals are met; keeping the project on budget and on schedule.

Prerequisite Knowledge:
A general knowledge of commercial glass terms and components should be known prior to the course.


Viracon Plant Tour, Glass Fabrication Site Visit #VI0597 (HSW) - 3.0 AIA/CES Learning Units

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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