The National Glass Association (NGA) announces the launch of its new Glass & Glazing Design Academy, made available to architects and industry professionals through a new partnership with Architectural Record.
The academy will be hosted online in Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center and will feature nine one-hour LU/HSW accredited courses. The courses, which were developed by NGA and its member volunteers, cover a range of topics including insulating glass, laminated glass, protective glazing, fire-rated glazing, decorative glass and more. Courses are available at no charge and participants completing all nine courses will earn a Glass & Glazing Design badge.
“Glass plays an important role in the built environment,” said Alex Bachrach, publisher of Architectural Record. “This academy provides a roadmap for architects to better understand the capabilities of glazing with a diverse set of topics on the profession’s most convenient platform. We’re excited to partner with the National Glass Association and leverage their resources with this new academy.”
In addition to the online multimedia courses housed within the Academy, NGA will sponsor two additional resources for which one LU/Elective credit may be earned. An article course, Understanding How Glazing Can Impact Safety and Fire Protection, is featured in the June 2019 issue of Architectural Record. An editorial, live webinar will also be hosted on Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30 pm ET. More details on the webinar will follow.
“This new academy, and partnership with Architectural Record as a whole, speaks to NGA’s commitment to upholding our education and advocacy strategic goals,” said Andrew Haring, Vice President of Business Development for NGA. “We graciously accept the responsibility of promoting and protecting glass as the building material of choice. Educating the architectural community and simplifying the specification process is paramount. The Glass and Glazing Design Academy accomplishes this.”
NGA’s Glass & Glazing Design Academy will debut at the AIA Conference on Architecture taking place June 7-8 in Las Vegas. Visit NGA booth #6418 to learn more.