Glass has been one of the most important architectural materials for centuries. It is essential in delivering beautiful aesthetic, visibility, and light transmission to our buildings. This course provides an overview to the considerations and implications of differing types of glass and glazing systems, how these decisions have demonstratable impacts on the energy performance of a building, and how designers can optimize their selection in design and specification processes.
1. Understand how different glass types and glazing systems are applied and specified, including design considerations, benefits, and challenges.
2. Interpret how different selections will impact the energy performance of a building, particularly in how it relates to the façade for thermal, solar, and daylighting considerations.
3. Explore how you can optimize your selections dynamically and accurately in the Revit environment. Designers will learn how to apply their design decisions to the building information model (BIM).
4. Learn about innovations and the future of glazing specification in BIM workflows, from concept to fabrication.