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Glass In Buildings : Design And Applications

By Multifaculty   |   IIT Madras and Glass Academy

The field of Building Envelope Design & Construction has become a specialized field with several codes emphasizing energy efficiency to buildings both on mandatory and voluntary basis. Glass is one of the energy efficient materials that lend aesthetic and functional value to a building. Glass being extensively used in buildings, whereas the fields aligning including the right selection, analysis, design including facade design and consulting is tremendously facing lack of knowledge and competent professionals across the country.This course on 'Glass in Buildings: Design and Applications' will holistically cover the critical aspects of glass facade engineering and glass architecture & design  

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any interested audience
PREREQUISITES: Elective for third Year Civil Engineering and fourth year Architecture students.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Structural Glass Industry/ Building Façade Industry

Learners enrolled: 2369


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 16 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Modern Architectural Requirements
    • Requirements as per Standards – NBC – Fire & Structural
    How to design a Sustainable Building 
    • Building Physics
    • Green Buildings Requirements
    • Codal Recommendations – ECBC/IS
    • Segment Based Design
    Manufacturing of glass
    • Types of Glass 
    • Coating Technology – High Performance Glass
    • Innovative Applications – Electrochromic & Digital Printing
    • Tempering/ Double glazing/ Lamination
    • Printing on Glass
    Glass as Building Envelope Material
    • Glass Parameters
    • Façade Fundamentals
    • Façade Design & Testing
    • How to Design Façade for Daylighting & Energy efficiency – Modeling
    • Design Tools & Simulation Software's used for Design
    • How to understand high performance glass 
    • Glass for Acoustics, Fire & Interior applications
    • Glass for Safety & Security
    Case Studies
    • On Design & Detailing
    • Application Impact
    • Building Measurements & its Impact


    •  Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures 
    •  Mic Patterson; Glass in Architecture 
    •  Michael Wigginton; Envelope Design for Buildings
    •  William Allen; JosephS Amstock’s Glass in Construction;


    Dr K N Satyanarayana, Civil Engineering,IIT Tirupathi

    E Rajasekar, Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee.

    Mr N Murali,Product Team Manager - Sales & Marketing, Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd.

    Other Instructors:
    Ms. Anupama Mohanram,LEED AP & Certified GRIHA Professional, Co-Founder,Green Evolution
    Mr.Apoorv Vij,Senior Manager, Technical Development,GBCI India
    Mr.Ashish Raheja,Partner and Managing Director,AEON Integrated Building Design Consultants
    Mr.Avinash G,Design Engineer,Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd - Glass Business
    Prof. Bhattacharjee,Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,IIT Delhi
    Mr.Binoy Das,Group Managing Director,Façade Concept Design Pvt Ltd
    Mr.Eshwar,Manager - Key Accounts,Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd - Glass Business
    Mr.Gurneet Singh,Senior Green Building Analyst & Director,Environmental Design Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Mr.Guruprakash Sastry,Senior Manager, Green Initiatives,Infosys Limited
    Mr.Hiten Sethi,CEO,Hiten Sethi Architects
    Mr.Jaideep,Co-founder & Head - Green Tech,Green Evolution
    Mr.Jothi Ramalingam,Director,Winwall Technology India Pvt Ltd. 
    Mr.Kamal Meatle,Chairman,Paharpur Business Center
    Mr.Karl Wadia,Architect,Architect Hafeex Contractor
    Mr.T.S. Karthik Narayan,Expert Trainer, USGBC and Director,EN3 Sustainability Solutions
    Mr.Mahesh Arumugam,Director,Meinhardt Façade Technology India
    Mr.Manish Sisodia,National Head - Glass Future,Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd - Glass Business
    Ms. Meghana Dutta,Founder & Partner,Studio Decode, Bangalore
    Mr.Mili Majumdar,Managing Director,
    Mr.N Murali,Head - Design & Sustainability,Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd - Glass Business
    Mr.Nitin Bhatia,Principal Consultant,FACET Façade Consultancy
    Ms. Pooja Shukla,Senior Manager, Technical Development,GBCI India
    Mr.Pushyamitra Londhe ,Senior Associate Architect,Architect Hafeez Contractor
    Mr.C.N.Raghavendran,Managing Director,C.R.Narayana Rao Architects & Engineers
    Mr.Rajan Govind,Director and Façade Specialist,BES Consultants Pvt Ltd.
    Mr.Rajkumar Murali ,Chief Architect, EDRC,Larsen & Toubro Limited 
    Mr.Ravi Shankar,TS & D Leader,Dow Performance Silicones
    Mr.Sandeep Shikre,CEO,SSA Architects
    Mr.Sanjeev Chaubey,Manager - Product Training,Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd - Glass Business
    Ms. Samhita,Managing Director,Ela Green Buildings and Infrastructure Consultants
    Mr.Selvam Ramanathan,Director,Geotrix Building Envelope Pvt Ltd.
    Mr.Selvarasu,Director,LEAD Consultancy and Engineering Services India Pvt Ltd. 
    Mr.Shailesh Pathak,CEO,Art n Glass Inc.
    Ms. Sheetal Rakheja,Managing Partner,AEON Design & Development
    Ms. Soumya Haridas,Marketing Manager ,Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd - Glass Business
    Mr.S. Srinivas,Deputy Executive Director,CII- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
    Ms. Srilakshmi,Design Head,Geotrix Building Envelope Pvt Ltd.
    Mr.Sundara Vadivel,Projects Head - Façade,Geotrix Building Envelope Pvt Ltd.
    Mr.Tanmay Tathagat,Executive Director,Environmental Design Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Mr.VS Swaminathan,Head - Integrated Coater (Operations),Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd - Glass Business
    Mr.P V Varghese,CEO,Sobha Glazing and Metal works Division
    Mr.N S Venkatmurugan,Head - Technical (Operations),Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd - Glass Business
    Mr.R Venugopal,Design Engineer,Saint Gobain India Pvt Ltd - Glass Business
    Mr.Vikram Desai,Principal Architect, ,CnT Architects
    Mr.Dr. Vishal Garg,Associate Professor,IIIT Hyderabad
    Mr.Vivek J.Bhole,Chief Managing Director,Vivek Bhole Architect Pvt. Ltd
    Mr.Vivek Rathore,Principal Architect,Salient Design Studio


    Mr Balaji M, Head – Knowledge & Skills, Glass Academy


    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 16th November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.