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Structural Silicone Glazing

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
Cost: FREE

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Dow Corning

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicons, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services through the Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Please visit

The webinar defines and explains the purpose of silicone structural and protective glazing; how protective glazing systems work; appropriate materials, methods and quality-assurance tests for structural and protective glazing; and the impact of natural hazards and terrorist activities on glazing systems. It will also expand upon the history of materials, differences in chemistries and current developments in materials and design trends.Participants are eligible for one AIA LU/HSW credit.

Learning Objectives

• Define and explain the purpose of silicone structural and protective glazing
• Describe how protective glazing systems work
• Describe appropriate materials, methods and quality assurance tests for structural and protective glazing
• Understand the impact natural hazards (hurricanes and earthquakes) and terrorist activities (bomb blasts) have on glazing systems


Jon Kimberlain, Senior Application Specialist for High Performance Building Solutions
Dow Corning

Jon Kimberlain currently provides technical expertise and application support for Dow Corning as an Application Specialist in High Performance Building. He is active in Glass Association of North America including current division chair for Building Enclosure Contractors and member of the Board of Directors. Jon has published several research papers on the use of silicone sealants in high performance buildings and a major contributor to industry documents related to the use of sealants in construction applications including the GANA Sealant Manual and "Joint Sealants: Product and Application for the Natural Stone Industry" for Marble Institute of America. Jon has been with Dow Corning since 1999 working in various roles related to sealants including manufacturing and quality engineering, product line steward, and application engineering. He has been an Application Specialist since 2004. He has a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering.

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