You, the student, will begin to formulate a frame of reference for future glazing topics and begin understanding and discussing topics within the workplace.
This course will introduce you to glazing systems, their differences and the job flow process overall. It will cover the basics of what a project manager does, how they fit into the project and the components of a glazing system.
Course Highlight: An extensive glossary that runs throughout the course.
You, the student will gain a much clearer understanding of the submittal and approval process, what you’ll be responsible for, and the steps necessary to run the process from start to finish.
This module gives you an introduction to the submittal and approval process. It discusses the common submittal flow, using a submittal log and what items are required to submit. It also discusses each item for a more in-depth overview of the required items.
Course Highlight: Visualize a submittal workflow and submittal log.
You, the student, will not only start to understand the importance of the material ordering process, but you’ll have the tools to maintain accuracy.
This course covers how to quantify and order the stock lengths of a glazing project. It discusses optimization of materials, the different methods and utilizes a hybrid method for a real-world example. The course also covers what items you need to have on hand to quantify materials, how to complete a take-off, and how to send your list to the manufacturer.
Course Highlight: Our most in-depth course. Gain FREE access to DICE, our length-cut optimization tool.
You, the student will go through what we call an “in-depth overview” of fabrication. You’ll gain a “conversational” understanding of the different parts of fabrication and a solid foundation in which to continuing your education.
This module is an introduction to the fabrication process overall. It covers the project managers involvement in the process, common tools required as well as information required by the fabricators to do their job.
Course Highlights: Learn what it takes to go from shop drawing submittals to fabrication. Also, learn about a manufacturer’s (Tubelite) installation process.
You, the student, will gain knowledge in some of the common issues that cause leaks in glazing systems.
This course explains how storefront and curtain wall systems handle water distribution differently, and common issues we see that cause leaks in those systems, along with the components of the system and how they work.
Course Highlights: Tubelite specific images of exact components that will need special attention during installation, to avoid leaks.
You, the student, will learn the importance of project communication across all fields, and some of the common issues glaziers will face on the job.
In this course, you will learn how imperative it is to communicate with project managers, installers, general contractors, and other specific trades to avoid confusion, frustration and other major issues for an project. Learn issues you might face with larger glass lites, fasteners, framing alignments, etc.
Course Highlights: Watch a video of a typical jobsite.