A Guide to Specifying Spandrel and Backpainted Glass - 1 AIA/HSW LU, 1 AIBC LU, 1 AAA LU, 1 Self-Reported Credit
Glass coating chemistry selection can affect both anticipated aesthetic and performance project characteristics, while expectation of glass and coating configuration and operation vary widely within CSI MasterFormat Division 08 and 09 based on the detailing of performance, prescriptive, or proprietary types of specification. This course provides specifiers, architects, and designers critical education about specifying silicone-based glass coating technologies based on project-driven requirements. Attendees will learn about key technical, aesthetic, and performance considerations for spandrel and backpainted glass, including applicable standards. Product defense methods will also be addressed to improve communication between design and construction teams, and strengthen their data-driven focus to utilize silicone-coated glass to meet design and performance goals.
1. Understand the functional and aesthetic advantages of specifying silicone coatings in CSI MasterFormat Divisions 08 and 09
2. Describe how to effectively convey project-specific application requirements in silicone coating specifications
3. Define applicable standards, testing, and codes related to opacifying glass coatings
4. Learn how to employ proprietary, prescriptive, and performance-based specification methods to defend silicone coating product selection