This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will provide architects, specifiers, and façade consultants education about silicone-based spandrel glass coating technologies. Attendees will learn about the risks of thermal stress breakage due to ceramic frit’s weakening effects on heat-treated glass. Testing methodology and industry standards will also be addressed. Alternative coating solutions will be introduced as a strategy to reduce risk of thermally induced breakage in glass facades.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the aesthetic and environmental benefits of a glass façade.
  • Explore the concept of thermal stress breakage and the impact on a building.
  • Identify circumstances where thermal stress breakage can occur and the impact to the safety of the building occupants.
  • Assess the solutions for thermal stress breakage and the impact the material has on occupancy safety and welfare.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of glass.