Glass In Buildings : Design And Applications

By Multifaculty   |   IIT Madras and Glass Academy
Learners enrolled: 2369

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
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 16 Nov 2019 IST
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

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

Books and references

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

Instructor bio

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

Course certificate

  • 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.

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