Silicone Coatings: A Risk Mitigation Strategy for Thermal Stress Breakage - 1 AIA/HSW LU, 1 AIBC LU, 1 AAA LU, 1 Self-Reported Credit
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.
1) Understand the aesthetic and environmental benefits of a glass façade
2) Define thermal stress breakage and discuss how it can be controlled
3) Examine why thermal stress breakage occurs and how safety could be compromised
4) Explore solutions and understand how welfare is impacted by material selection