In this course, students will begin to formulate a frame of reference for future glazing topics and begin understanding and discussing topics within the workplace. Students will be introduced to glazing systems, their differences, and the job flow process overall. We will cover the basics of what a project manager does, how they fit into the project, and the components of a glazing system also.
Course Highlight: An extensive glossary that runs throughout the course.
This course will introduce students to glass and glazing shop drawings and will discuss who uses shop drawings, their components, and what goes into building their components. By the end of the course, students will have gained an understanding of the importance of shop drawings and the procedure for managing information.
Course Highlight: Visualizing shop drawing components with real examples.
This course gives students an introduction to the submittal and approval process, discussing the common submittal flow, using a submittal log, and what items are required for submittal. Students will gain a much clearer understanding of the submittal and approval process, what he / she will be responsible for, and the steps necessary to run the process from start to finish.
Course Highlight: Visualize a submittal workflow and submittal log.
In this course, students will not only start to understand the importance of the material ordering process, but they will have the tools to maintain accuracy. We will cover how to quantify and order the stock lengths of a glazing project and we’ll discuss the optimization of materials and the different methods. The course also covers what items a student will need to have on hand to quantify materials, how to complete a take-off, and more.
Course Highlight: Our most in-depth course. Gain FREE access to DICE, our length-cut optimization tool.
This course will begin to dig into the importance and nuances of ordering accessories for a glazing project and how that differs from other materials. Students will walk through ordering the accessories for a glazing project, quantifying those accessories, and also identifying which are required for the project.
Course Highlights: See a real-world example taken from the Tubelite price book. See how an order is compiled.
6. Ordering Project Materials – Sealant & Backer Rod
6. Ordering Project Materials – Sealant & Backer Rod
This course continues the ordering process. Students will begin to dig into the importance and nuances of ordering sealant and backer rod for a glazing project and how that differs from other materials. We will cover the different types of sealants and how to quantify them, as well as the required backer rod.
Course Highlights: See a real-world example taken from the Tubelite price book. See how the order is compiled.
Continuing the order process, this course covers ordering glass for a glazing project. Students will begin identifying the different types of glass on a project, determine glass sizes, and how to organize and submit an order to the manufacturer.
Course Highlights: Learn what goes into a glass worksheet.
In this course, students will go through what we call an “in-depth overview” of fabrication while gaining a “conversational” understanding of the different parts of fabrication and a solid foundation in which to continue their education. This course is an introduction to the fabrication process overall and will cover the project manager’s involvement in the process, common tools that are required, as well as the information that is needed by a fabricator 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.
In this course, students will gain a high-level understanding of their roles and responsibilities once a project is underway. We will cover the topics of safety, project phasing, necessary equipment for the job, as well as the punch list process.
Course Highlights: Use our project review checklist as a tool to review project items with your installers prior to mobilizing on-site.
This course will introduce students to the close out process. Students will gain an understanding of their role and responsibilities upon project completion. We will take a look at creating as-built shop drawings, discuss warranties, and maintenance manuals that can be required.
Course Highlights: See examples of “as-built” shop drawings, manufacturer warranties, and a maintenance schedule.
This course introduces students to delegated design. Students will gain an understanding of the role of a professional engineer, what a PE reviews on a glazing project, and their role in the shop drawing review process.
Course Highlights: See workflow charts that explain the PE’s role in the shop drawing review process.
This course will give students some knowledge of the common issues that cause leaks in glazing systems. Students will dive into how storefront and curtain wall systems handle water distribution differently, along with the components of the system and how they work.
Course Highlights: Tubelite specific images of the components that require special attention during installation to avoid leaks.
In this course, students will gain much knowledge of the 4 different types of building movement (live-load, thermal, wind-load, and seismic) and how the design of a system can aid in allowing for these types of movement.
Course Highlights: A general equation for thermal movement of a glazing system.
In this course, students will learn the importance of project communication across all fields and some of the common issues glaziers will face on the job. We will discuss 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 a project. Students will also learn about issues one might face with larger glass lites, fasteners, framing alignments, etc.
Course Highlights: Watch a video of a typical jobsite.
In this course, the student will gain more insight into the fabrication and assembly side of a glazing project. We’ll discuss each level of fabrication and where fabrication might suit your crew best (on or off the job site), and any items to take into consideration during the fabrication process.
Course Highlight: A list of questions to consider before fabricating on the jobsite.
In this course, students will learn the different processes of building construction. We’ll introduce students to the increasingly popular style of design-build and design-assist projects, and we’ll discuss the involvement of the glazing contractor in each.
Course Highlight: Diagrams to aid in the understanding of different project deliveries.
In this course, the student will become familiar with the initial project review process and all that is involved. We will review items such as architectural drawing specifications, entrance and hardware specific items, system specific items, and much more.
Course Highlight: We have taken all the main points of this course and put together a 2-page guide to assist students on their jobs.
This course will introduce students to various types of metal panel systems. Students will begin to understand how metal panels work on the exterior of commercial buildings, alongside glass and glazing systems.
his course will dive right into the various storefront systems that Tubelite has to offer, how they are comprised, and what type of purpose they serve in different weather regions. We will be covering 9 different Tubelite storefront systems in this course.
Course Highlight: Detailed information and stats for each system are provided throughout the course.
In this course, the student will learn the basics of door hardware including hinges, locks, exit devices, and closers. Students will also start to gain an understanding of the ADA requirements for doors.
This course will introduce students to all glass and heavy tempered glazing options. We will discuss partitions, entrances, door hardware, smoke baffles, structural glass walls, decorative glass, and glass flooring. This will set the stage for further training into each of these individual areas.
Course Highlight: A video demonstrating the importance of engineering for structural glass walls under high impact weather conditions.
25. Finding Installation Issues Before Mobilizing On-Site
25. Finding Installation Issues Before Mobilizing On-Site
This course will dive into the various installation issues to consider before mobilizing on-site. Students will have a more in-depth understanding of how mistakes can occur during installation, including items that are installed where they should not be, and how to remedy these issues.
Course Highlight: A list of questions to consider that could affect glass installation on-site.
In this course, students will learn the basics of sunshades and the components, considerations to take when using sunshades with a glazing system, and the importance of a professional engineer reviewing the entire system prior to installation.
Course Highlight: A video of a sunshade attachment to a Tubelite T14000 storefront system.
In this course, students will begin to dig into more liability issues that can arise during a job with the use of shop drawings, what issues a PM must look out for when reviewing drawings, the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in a glazing project, and the various options available for insurance coverage.
Course Highlights: Diagrams explaining the flow of responsibility during a project.
In this course, students will become familiar with the various styles of panic hardware, the different options available for different types of doors, code requirements, and what other items are important when installing panic devices.
In this course, students will learn how shop glazing curtain wall works and the benefits of shop glazing. Students will also learn about anchoring shop glazed frames, special considerations for shop glazing, and what sort of upgrades and / or special equipment might be needed for shop glazing.
Course Highlights: In depth diagrams of shop glazed curtain walls and anchoring components.
In this course, students will be introduced to the various types of glass applications that exist and how each type of glass product is created. Students will become familiar with what types of glass are best used in different climates, for reflecting sunlight, for safety concerns, etc.
Course Highlights: Images showing how float glass is made, amongst other detailed drawings of various glass units.
The set up and style of the training is easily self guided, and very informative. Even with over 10 years experience in the glazing industry, its nice to have a resource like this. I would recommend this to anyone in this field. Your're never too old to learn!
Using The Git Training Program has been a great experience. I've been in the industry for 5 years now and specific training for glazing is not an easy thing to find. I'm so glad I found Git, its everything I wish I had when I started.