EGL in new glass study initiative
Dubai, April 15, 2009
Emirates Glass (EGL) has announced the success of its training initiatives geared towards educating professionals from various industries on the different types of glass as well as their suitable applications.
EGL is one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass, wholly-owned by Dubai Investments (DI).
As a result, practitioners from the construction, design, and architectural sectors have specified a total of 3 million sq m of EGL high-performance glass to satisfy a myriad of construction requirements.
The training initiatives during 2008 by Emirates Glass have also been extended to activities in Qatar where relations were established with over 60 architects, engineers, and facade specialists, who are targeting more than 20 projects in Doha.
The campaign, whose main objective is to orient contractors and architects on how to choose the best glass for buildings, thereby effectively eliminating potential challenges arising from the installation of the wrong type of glass, is composed of a series of over 60 seminars gathering the most active team of consultants and architects in the Middle East.
As part of its outreach programme to further boost the region’s glass industry, EGL’s initiatives provide informative training focused on a range of technical subjects related to the proper applications of glass to more than 500 architects.
The training equips them with knowledge and expertise to evaluate their projects and processes from a technical perspective.
Commenting on the announcement, Maya Zouein, marketing director, Emirates Glass said, “Through the training initiative, we formulate an approach to reaching out to the external community with internal training to deliver the correct level of knowledge in support of the external professional community, including clients, architects, and contractors.”
EGL’s Value Engineering Seminar enables professional designers to choose the right product that will deliver the right performance at the right place at the right time.
The seminar includes glass basics for architects, a topic that describes value in the design that can be achieved without sacrificing performance.
Bespoke seminars for junior and senior architects, which include trips to existing buildings and the company’s manufacturing plant in Al Quoz, demonstrate the glass processes with state-of-the-art machinery.
Meanwhile, trips to EGL’s float glass factory in Abu Dhabi are also arranged. Furthermore, the leading glass processor’s initiatives encompassed a Value Engineering Seminar and an introductory seminar on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
The Leed seminar provides a glimpse of the suite of standards instituted to enable environmentally sustainable construction.
“The value engineering seminar presents additional value in terms of intellectual understanding and pragmatic application to achieve the best cost-to-performance ratio,” Steve Lipscombe, technical manager at EGL explained.
“The outreach training programme delivered the added value services of Emirates Glass that will benefit the people and the entire industry,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service