Bird-Friendly Glass Solutions: Understanding the Fundamentals of Safe Design

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 3pm ET

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Architecture tells us a great deal about society. In fact, glass and glazing are used to blur the lines between inside and out, helping elevate performance and the experiences of people. Yet while humans can use environmental cues to identify glass as a barrier, there is growing realization that birds cannot. The solution is bird-friendly glass that delivers on performance, energy efficiency, and the needs of people. This course is intended to provide the basis for a better understanding of how to recognize issues affecting the bird population while learning about best practices and design fundamentals for smarter, safer buildings.

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the basic behavioral patterns of birds 
  • Identify the four most common reasons that bird building collisions occur 
  • Investigate the different types of product testing 
  • Assess some available and emerging glazing solutions 

This free course is brought to you through a partnership with Guardian. By registering for this course, you grant AIA permission to share your name and email address with Guardian.

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  • Danielle Tyson

    Architectural Design Manager | Guardian Glass

    Danielle Tyson is the Architectural Design Manager covering the New York City area for Guardian...