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AIA/CES Course Summary

Program Title: Optimal Performance with Commercial Glazing Systems


AIA Course Number: CTC203-0115


Program Sponsor: Crawford-Tracey Corporation


Provider Number: 70118113


Length:  One Hour   Credits:  One Learning Unit    HSW: Yes  


Course Description: 

This course will examine the design options for high performance curtain wall systems. Design performance, installation and building codes will be addressed in addition to specific hurricane and water requirements. ASCE 7-10 maps will be explained in detail with discussion on current trends and capabilities in the commercial glazing industry. 


Learning Objectives:  After completion of this course, participants will be able to understand the following:

  • Understand the differences in design philosophies and installation methods

  • Learn how to optimize water resistance and thermal performance

  • Recognize appropriate glass and framing system integration to achieve energy efficiency, hurricane protection and other performance Goals

  • Understand the new ASCE 7-10 maps and how they affect hurricane prone regions


Method of Delivery: The approved facilitator will present this course in a one-hour Lunch + Learn format. The presentations will be interactive and presented on-site at the participant’s office.


A/V Needs: The Crawford-Tracey presenter will need electrical power and a white screen or white wall (min: 6’ x 6’).  The presenter will supply the laptop and projector (if needed).


Target Audience: Architects, specifiers, designer, owners and other related design professionals.  The ideal audience size is 10 to 60 people.


Facilitator Qualifications: All Crawford-Tracey facilitators have been trained on CES guidelines and presentation skills.  Additionally, they have in-depth knowledge of architectural glass and specialty glazing products.


Cost: Crawford-Tracey Corporation sponsors this program, and there is no cost to bring this program into your firm or chapter meeting.


AIA Course Directory: Building Science & Performance 


AIA Topic Area: Building Envelope




Note: The provider for this course is Donovan+Associates, a Crawford-Tracey continuing education partner

For more information visit: or call Crawford-Tracey at 954-698-6888

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