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Glass in Buildings : Design and Applications


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

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Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee





PREREQUISITES: Elective for third Year Civil Engineering and fourth year Architecture students.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Structural Glass Industry/ Building Façade Industry


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:
1.Mr Varghese, CEO, Sobha Ltd. – Glazing and Metal Works 
2.Mr Ravi Shankar, TS&D, Building and Construction, Dow Corning India Pvt Ltd.
3.Mr Mahesh Arumugam, Regional Director India, Meinhardt Façade Technology Pvt Ltd.
4.Mr Selvam Ramanathan, CEO, Geotrix Building Envelope Pvt Ltd.
5.Mr Rajan Govind, Director, Façade Specialist, BES Consultants Pvt Ltd.
6.Mr Tanmay Tathagat, Environmental Design Solutions (EDS), New Delhi
7.Mr Charanjit Singh, Director, GSC Toughened Pvt Ltd.


Introduction – Glass the Building Material
Float Glass Manufacturing Process
Building Envelope Design
Glass Application on Facades and future of facades
Architectural Glass – The Basics
Fire Resistant Glazing
Acoustic Glass Solutions
Interior Glazing Applications
Introduction to National Building Code (NBC) 2016
Case Study – Design and selection of Glass and Glazing system – Safety and Structural Performance
Design and selection criteria for energy performance of Glass and Glazing system
Design and application of sealant


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


  •  Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures 
  •  Mic Patterson; Glass in Architecture 
  •  Michael Wigginton; Envelope Design for Buildings
  •  William Allen; JosephS Amstock’s Glass in Construction;
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exams : October 28 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • 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.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. 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.