Demonstrate knowledge of glass types and their application
This theory-based entry-level unit standard is for people who work in the glass processing or glazing sectors of the glass industry.
People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the functional requirements and applications of glass types selected to meet structural and environmental requirements.
Glass and Glazing > General Glass and Glazing
Explanatory notes Definitions
Applications – refer to the common uses for the glass.
Environmental requirements – refer to applications where it is the requirement of the glass to help control the environment within a structure.
Functional requirements – refer to the reasons for the development of the glass type.
Structural requirements – refer to applications where the glass is part of the strength or security of a structure.
Outcomes and evidence requirements Outcome 1 Demonstrate knowledge of the functional requirements and applications of glass types selected to meet structural requirements.
Range structural requirements include – safety, security, fire resistance, wind loading;
evidence of a glass type is required for each structural requirement.
Evidence requirements 1.1 Functional requirements of each glass type are identified and described in terms of their purpose and typical application.
Outcome 2 Demonstrate knowledge of the functional requirements and applications of glass types selected to meet environmental requirements.
Range environmental requirements include – solar control, ultraviolet light elimination, glare control, thermal insulation, sound insulation, privacy;
evidence of a glass type is required for each environmental requirement.
Evidence requirements 2.1 Functional requirements of each glass type are identified and described in terms of their purpose and typical application.
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