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WORKSHOP ON USE OF GLASS AND GLAZING SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS- Train the Trainer Workshop

The National Building Code of India (NBC), a comprehensive building Code, is a national instrument providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country. It serves as a Model Code for adoption by all agencies involved in building construction works be they Public Works Departments, other government construction departments, local bodies or private construction agencies. 

The provisions of architectural glass in Section 8 under Part 6: "Structural Design: Structural use of glass and glazing systems in buildings” shall govern the 

a. Selection and application of glass in buildings with different types of glass and their requirement and associated glazing materials.

b. Guiding provision for glazing in building with respect to their effect on energy, visual (light) and solar environment in the building. 

c. Selection of glass in buildings, subject to wind loading, seismic loading and special considerations for the fire rated glass and related materials. 

d. Provisions for the selection of and manifestation on glass used in buildings, subject to safety with respect to human impact on the occupants 

e.  Provisions relating to glazing systems such as selection, design, fabrication, installation testing and maintenance

Guidance has been provided for making buildings and built environment energy efficient and environmentally compatible, through the newly introduced and updated chapter on sustainability, namely Part 11 'Approach to Sustainability'. Provisions on fire and life safety have been thoroughly revised to meet the challenges of modern complex building types including the high rises.

In this light, Glazing Society of India with the support of the Glass and Glazing Knowledge Forum is conducting the Train the Trainer workshop between 1st and 3rd February 2018, to train faculties who would disseminate the  knowledge on the use of glass and glazing systems in buildings to the professionals of the Industry.

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