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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

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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


  • Modern Architectural Requirements
  1. Requirements as per Standards – NBC – Fire & Structural
  • How to design a Sustainable Building 
  1. Building Physics
  2. Green Buildings Requirements
  3. Codal Recommendations – ECBC/IS
  4. Segment Based Design
  • Manufacturing of glass
  1. Types of Glass 
  2. Coating Technology – High Performance Glass
  3. Innovative Applications – Electrochromic & Digital Printing
  • Processing
  1. Tempering/ Double glazing/ Lamination
  2. Printing on Glass
  • Glass as Building Envelope Material
  1. Glass Parameters
  2. Façade Fundamentals
  3. Façade Design & Testing
  4. How to Design Façade for Daylighting & Energy efficiency – Modeling
  5. Design Tools & Simulation Software's used for Design
  6. How to understand high performance glass 
  7. Glass for Acoustics, Fire & Interior applications
  8. Glass for Safety & Security
  • Case Studies
  1. On Design & Detailing
  2. Application Impact
  3. Building Measurements & its Impact


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.