It was almost standing room only at the first Pilkington Product Knowledge training course of the year – although all attendees did get a seat.
Fully booked up months in advance, the Pilkington Product Knowledge course – popularly referred to as PK1 – brought together representatives from different parts of the glass industry, from processors to cladding and façade contractors. Delegates learned about how glass can provide thermal insulation, solar control, fire protection, safety, security and noise control.
"There has been much debate about a looming skills gap in the construction industry," commented course tutor, Phil Brown, "so it is encouraging to see a strong demand for training in the glass and glazing sector. Based on interest shown in our PK1 course, there is still very much a thirst for knowledge among fenestration companies looking for an edge over their rivals in a competitive market."
Taking place at Greengate in St Helens, the course included visits to see the float glass process that revolutionised architectural design in the 20th Century, as well as the new £36million offline coater at Cowley Hill - home to energy saving glass such as Pilkington K Glass™ S and Pilkington Suncool™.
Bursting with information, several attendees will no doubt want to graduate to the next level, the Advanced Product Knowledge Course (PK2). However, Phil advises those interested to register early to avoid disappointment.
"The PK2 course is just as popular as the PK1 course. It provides many of the tools needed to produce and check glass specifications. Book your seat now and you won't have to stand up!"
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