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European Technical Centre

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Pilkington Building Products
Tel +44 (0)1744 692000 Overview
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Pilkington United Kingdom Limited


Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, is one of the global leaders in glass and glazing technology. Pilkington manufacture and distribute glass for Architectural, Automotive and Technical glass markets across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited employs around 2000 people in sites across the UK and manufactures a wide range of float, coated, rolled, laminated and toughened glass solutions as well as its own range of high-performance insulating glass units. Glass is distributed directly to customers, either as stock or as bespoke processed products, direct from St. Helens or through its network of nationwide branches.

The Group's European Research and Development Technical Centre is also based locally at Lathom, Lancashire and allows the company to focus on providing innovative solutions to the end user.

CPD Material (2)

Glass for Architecture and Facades
This CPD will provide an overview of the different categories of glass available for use in architecture. Each category looks at the benefits of choosing glass with the different properties and how these can help a building meet building standards. At the end of each category there is a project reference to showcase the glass in situ. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- Different types of glass including Thermally Efficient glass, Point-fixed glazing, Fire-resistant glass and self-cleaning glass
- Important building standards to consider for each category of glass
- The sustainability of glass
- The difference of each glass category
- The possibilities of performance when using glass from each category
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Point Fixed Structural Glazing Systems
This CPD gives an overview of point fixed glazing, including what it is and how it is made. This presentation also includes the main design principles of point fixed glazing and the key performance criteria to consider. It will close with some case studies showing point fixed glazing in situ. By the end of the session you should have a greater understanding of:
- What point fixed facades are and how they can be utilised
- Some basic design priciples including how to support the glass
- The key performance criteria to consider when selecting a point fixed facade
- What glass and stainless steel fittings are currently available, including an overview of toughened glass
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar