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The Advancement of Window Systems (CE)
February 25


Featuring Walkable Skylights, Oversized (468 sqft), Flood, Ballistic, Fire-Rated and Shaped solutions

The technology of the glass industry is evolving rapidly as natural disaster threats increase, terroristic concerns continue to be significant, and the design community continues to push the limits of what is possible.
This course will cover the evolution of glass over the past 5 years, a new generation of specialty windows and skylights which offer the ability to passively withstand impact, fire, and extreme conditions, as well as push the limits of size as it pertains to oversized applications.

Learning Objectives: 
1) Explore the pre-existing interlayer technology and look at the advancements with the new innovations being used to push the limits of size and strength.
2) Identify the different types of framing materials and extrusions as well as finishes to create rated windows and skylights.
3) Explain the different sealants that are being used to create window systems vs. new emerging products being used in oversized specialty & impact windows and skylights.
4) Understand the applications for these new systems and how their passive nature can provide organic protection eliminating the need for human intervention during a potential precarious circumstance.

Presented by Paul Abrams of FENEX