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Architect’s Film Forum is a FREE event for architects devoted to all aspects of the architectural, decorative and security film industry. Architect’s Film Forum will be held as part of the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on September 22. Architects are invited to attend and learn about the window film industry for free, earn AIA credits, and to chat with manufacturers of the products that could be of use to your future projects.

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Protecting People & Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact and Forced Entry Solutions (1.0 LU/HSW)

September 22, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

As the number and volatility of threats to facility security and safety continue to escalate, protection is becoming paramount in the scope of today’s facility design. Whether it’s high-level protection from ballistics, blast, storm impact or forced entry, this course reviews the various protection levels, testing standards, best practices and the fundamental fenestration solutions which will fortify your building to protect people and property. Following this course, attendees will be able to identify key fenestration design criteria which will fortify buildings from ballistic, blast, forced entry and environmental threats.

Wade Arnold(1)

Wade Arnold is the Director of Commercial Sales for Specialty Fenestration Group, encompassing U.S. Bullet Proofing & Quikserv. He has been with the company for more than 6 years and is responsible for developing and growing the brands within the security fenestration realm. His knowledge and experience encompass many trades, practices, and building product materials. Wade has worked for architecture firms, subcontractors, general contractors, consulting groups, and multiple manufacturers within the industry. In particular, he now specializes in glazing storefront and door systems for ballistic, blast, storm, and forced entry ratings. Their project experience ranges from simple drive thru transaction areas to fully assembled, blast rated international embassies. Wade received his bachelor’s degree in construction science from Texas A&M University and extended his education with a master’s degree through Syracuse University. 

Enhancing Security with Laminated Glass (1.0 LU/HSW)

September 22, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Laminated glass is used in many different applications requiring different performance attributes. Glass makeups for structural, decorative, acoustic, security, ballistics, and safety can be tailored to achieve optimum properties. Interlayer properties that contribute to desired performance and toolsto help select the appropriate interlayer will be described. Once an interlayer is selected, it must be specified properly and architectural specifications for the different interlayers provided. All this and more will be discussed in this thought-provoking session. Learning objectives include: identifying different reasons why laminated glass is used, understanding properties of interlayers that make them best suited for specific applications; reviewing tools that can be used to select the appropriate interlayer for different applications; and specifying the interlayer once it is selected.

Mark Jacobson(1)

Mark Jacobson is the market manager in North America for Trosifolfi interlayers from Kuraray. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for the last 11 years focusing on architectural applications and the photovoltaic industry. Mark provides training for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors on laminated glass. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and worked for DuPont for over 35 years prior to his five years with Kuraray.

Avery Dennison Session

September 22, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Eastman Chemical Session

September 22, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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3M Session

September 22, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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