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Glass and glazing systems

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Kuraray – Trosifol® - Designing with Structural Laminated Glass Interlayers
Designing with Structural Laminated Glass Interlayers
Glass can be engineered to achieve amazing results. With the use of structural interlayers, intricate design concepts can become reality. This CPD seminar explains – and showcases – what is being achieved today, to help architects better understand what they might create tomorrow.

Kuraray is a leader in the manufacture of high-performance materials that the world has never seen before. Founded in Japan in 1926, today Kuraray has an annual turnover of £3.6bn, employs 9,000 people, and boasts 22 production facilities.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Cantifix Ltd - Glass as a Construction Material
Glass as a Construction Material
Seminar, by Cantifix Ltd
A detailed look at the use of glass as a structural material. Topics covered include detailing and joining modern, slimline extensions with older buildings, u-values, photovoltaic glass, nanogel, prismatic glass and UV bonding.

Founded in 1986 by two of its current directors, Charlie and William Sharman, Cantifix started out fitting standard conservatories but quickly found its true calling – innovation. From 1990, Cantifix took on ground-breaking experimental projects, culminating in the first ever structural glazing project in the UK in 1991. Since then, it has remained a leader in the field of structural glazing, with its rigorous commitment to R&D, use of the best products and commitment to recruiting and developing the best design, fabricating and fitting staff in the industry.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Fineline Aluminium Ltd - Glass as a Material in Construction
Glass as a Material in Construction
Highlights the development of glass as a material in construction, looking at current and future applications. Offers insight into: the history, early applications and development of glass in construction; current applications of glass in construction in the residential, commercial and public sectors, including structural glazing; technological advances in glass development, including u-values, solar control, glass fixings and frameless glazing, and; the impact of new developments on design.

Fineline was one of the first companies to design and install its own ultra-slim-frame sliding doors. With a consultative approach and years of experience working closely with architects, it is now a specialist supplier offering a range of slim-line architectural glazing solutions to both the residential and commercial markets.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Topglass Contracts Ltd - U-Profiled Glazing Systems
U-Profiled Glazing Systems
Incorporate u-profiled glazing systems into your designs with confidence. Topics covered include performance, application environments and aesthetic considerations.

The system itself is a U-shaped ‘profile’ or ‘channel’ glass. In standard configurations it is set within a perimeter aluminium frame in single or double-glazed format. The modular nature of the system makes it a flexible design component, perfect for inclusion within exterior or interior projects. It can be set in vertical or horizontal formation, straight or to a curve.

Topglass is a specialist glass and glazing contractor, operating across the UK and Ireland from its base in Northern Ireland. Having accumulated over 25 years’ knowledge and technical skill, Topglass is expert in the design, handling and construction of glass products. Its key aim is to provide solutions. It specialises in non-standard applications and prides itself on translating challenging glass designs into reality. Through ongoing research and development Topglass is able to challenge the perceived use and place of glass and glazing, resulting in unique applications.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes