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PPG launches online glass education center


April 25, 2013
By PPG Industries

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edctrhomeApr. 25, 2013 – PPG Industries has launched the PPG Glass Education Center, a comprehensive website to help architects, specifiers, students and construction industry professionals learn more about designing, specifying and building with glass. Divided into three sections – Glass Topics, Glass FAQs (frequently asked questions) and Glossary – the PPG Glass Education Center features a compelling mix of videos, colorful illustrations and educational features that address issues such as preventing thermal glass breakage, specifying large insulating glass units, how low-emissivity glass works, how heat-treated glass differs from heat-strengthened glass, and why it all matters for commercial building projects.

edctrhomeApr.
25, 2013 – PPG Industries has launched the PPG Glass Education Center, a
comprehensive website to help architects, specifiers, students and construction
industry professionals learn more about designing, specifying and building with
glass.

Divided into three sections – Glass Topics, Glass FAQs (frequently asked
questions) and Glossary – the PPG Glass Education Center features a compelling
mix of videos, colorful illustrations and educational features that address
issues such as preventing thermal glass breakage, specifying large insulating
glass units, how low-emissivity glass works, how heat-treated glass differs
from heat-strengthened glass, and why it all matters for commercial building
projects.

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Glenn T. Miner, PPG director of construction, flat glass, said the PPG Glass
Education Center was created to address a growing demand, especially among
young architects and students, for more accessible, interactive and engaging
technical information about designing and building with glass.

“As a building material, glass is more popular than ever, not just because it
looks good but because it can help buildings operate more efficiently and make
people feel better about their living and work environments,” Miner explained.
“As commercial glass products become more sophisticated, glass manufacturers
have an obligation to deliver technical information to architects and other
building professionals in a way that helps them meet the increasingly difficult
demands made of them.”

The PPG Glass Education Center is not designed as a promotional or marketing
tool. “When visitors log onto the PPG Glass Education Center, they will find
very little to no information about our products specifically,” Miner added.
“Our primary goal is to offer an objective, user-focused resource that enhances
the safety, attractiveness and energy-efficiency of buildings constructed with
glass, whether they are skyscrapers erected with monumental curtain walls or small
elementary schools with simple windows that open and close.”

The site’s existing content is based on the most frequently asked questions PPG
fields on its website, during sales calls and through its call center, and new educational
material will be added continually.

In addition to hosting five short videos (three to six minutes each), the PPG
Glass Education Center contains an extensive glossary of industry terms and
nearly two dozen frequently asked questions covering low-e glass, glass safety
issues and more. Six more videos will be added to the site before July, along
with content driven by architects’ questions and input.

Related Link
www.educationcenter.ppg.com


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