Lunchtime Learning: Big Glass in Residential Windows and Doors

  • Date

    Wednesday, October 19 2022

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Location


Bigger Glass trends are driven by the ever-increasing size of residential spaces. Customers and Designers are demanding impressive and boundary stretching concepts in residential home design. Oversize architectural fenestration has unique issues and requires key understanding of structural demands on the design and engineering of glass assemblies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why fenestration products are getting bigger.
  • How different types of glass is made, from silica sand to sealed units. Identifying the basic types glass and the attributes each type.
  • How to create high performing sealed glass units for any environmental zone.
  • Defining size and weight and engineering boundaries when designing and specifying big glass. The role of international standards.
  • Considerations in handling, transportation, packaging, sequencing and delivery and the effect on cost.

Presented by:

Diane van Horn

Mid-Atlantic Architectural Territory Manager, Loewen Windows and Doors

In her role Diane is responsible for architectural specifications, project reviews, design assistance and delivering Continuing Education courses. Diane has experience in fenestration products for both residential and commercial applications. In addition, Diane is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) where she earned her Construction Document Technologist (CDT) certification and serves on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Chapter.

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Loewen Windows and Doors

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