Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has added three updated videos to its newly rebranded Vitro Glass Education Center. Topics include:

  • Determining the Right Glass for the Right Acoustics – a video that highlights the sound-related factors architects and specifiers must consider when assessing a project’s design requirements and how they impact the glazing system, including whether to use Sound Transmission Class (STC) or Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) ratings;
  • Managing Thermal Stress Risk – a four-minute presentation explaining thermal stress breaks in glass and the factors that impact its ability to resist heat stress, such as glass types, coating type and orientation, outdoor shading patterns, indoor shading devices, heat register location and orientation and framing systems; and
  • Bent and Laminated Glass Demonstration – a three-minute video that shows the glass bending and laminating processes from their beginnings at the cutting line to finished fabrication into insulating glass units.

Nathan McKenna, segment marketing manager for Vitro Architectural Glass, says the videos help architects, specifiers, designers and students understand the versatility of glass and its ability to meet a wide range of architectural applications.

“Building envelopes are becoming increasingly complex and building design is becoming increasingly sophisticated,” he says. “These videos quickly demonstrate why glass is the ideal solution for so many building applications while demonstrating both its beauty and functionality.”


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