May 17, 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.
May 17, 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, colourful 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
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.
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