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- Architectural & Security, Gate & Fencing Systems
1 hour program
Provides an overview of gate and fencing systems which are both functional and decorative, and are designed to meet modern security and design requirements while harmonizing with the surrounding environment.
- Comparison of National Green Building Programs – A Perspective
An overview of the differences, similarities and objectives of the four primary US green building programs: Residential: NAHB, LEED v4 & Commercial: Green Globes, LEED v4, NAHB, Living Building Challenge
- An Overview of Glazed Structural Systems
Provides an overview of glazed structural systems for residential and commercial applications, including a discussion of the varieties of frame types, glazing systems, and glazing performance measures.
- Aluminum Windows: Aesthetics and Performance
Provides an overview of the aesthetics and performance benefits of aluminum windows and the strategic role they play in the success of new construction and rehabilitation work.
- Daylighting Using Skylights and Curtainwall Systems
Provides an overview of achieving daylighting in building design using skylights and curtainwall. This program includes discussions on the basics of daylighting, glazing options, daylighting methods, creative design, and green benefits of daylighting systems.
- Daylighting 501
This course covers the benefits and basic design principles behind proper daylighting. Included are proven products and methods, new cutting edge technology and techniques to avoid pitfalls. We will discuss the importance of starting with daylighting and adding electrical lighting vs. adding daylighting as an afterthought. We will discuss simulation, visualization, and modeling techniques.
- Benefits of High-Performance Gypsum Panels for Moisture Mgt and Project Scheduling
This course considers the design of energy-efficient buildings, which must include an effective, lasting, moisture-management strategy. Moisture management is essential to resilient, sustainable, healthy buildings.
- An Overview of Commercial Rolling Door Products
Provides an overview of the features, components, options and applications of various types of commercial rolling door products.
- Daylighting with Skylights: Occupant Well-Being, Building Safety & Energy Savings
Provides an overview of daylighting design with skylights, including how the amount of natural daylight that skylights provide increases occupant well-being and productivity, reduces building energy costs, and provides rooftop safety.
- Basic Principles of Architectural Louvers
This course will examine the basics of louvers in regards to their construction, features, types, product performance and testing requirements. In addition, we will discuss the various types of finishes that are available for louvers along with the ways that they are installed in projects.
- Code Requirements for Fire Rated Doors and Hardware
Learn the fundamentals of fire rated doors and applications. Learn how to determine proper applications for various fire/smoke requirements and confirm that codes and accessibility requirements are met.
- Commercial Fenestration Products: Dock & Drive Through Openings
Provides an overview of commercial fenestration products including sectional doors, rolling sheet doors, and rolling steel doors. Discussions pertaining to common door features, hardware, insulation, installation and optional types of electric operators available for these doors are included.
- Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding
Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood.
- Daylighting with Aerogel-Filled Multiwall Polycarbonate
Provides an overview of aerogel-filled multiwall polycarbonate including its contribution to daylighting, thermal and light transmission properties, and multiple architectural design applications.
- Acrylic Foam Tape for Structural Glazing & Architectural Panel Applications
Provides an overview of the physical properties, performance characteristics and design benefits of using acrylic foam tapes for structural glazing and architectural panel applications.
- Components of a LEED Strategy in Division 8: Glass & Glazing
This course will give attendees an overview of how standard architectural aluminum framing products offered in Division 8: Glass & Glazing can be a key element of a design team’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED*) strategy. Standard components offered in architectural aluminum framing products can be major drivers for potential points in three categories: Energy and Atmosphere; Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality. Total building construction costs and LEED strategies do not need to work against each other. A cost effective LEED strategy can be achieved in part by gaining an understanding of the proper application of many standard components and how they are best utilized. For example, improvements in thermal technology, along with higher performing insulating glass units, will increase the thermal performance of glazed elevations and enhance energy optimization. Additionally, proper use of shading devices allows for expanded glass areas, resulting in greater views and harvesting of natural light. Shading of the glazed area permits the use of glass with higher visible light transmission while reducing solar heat gain. And today, commercial windows are offered with triple glazed insulating glass units along with baffles in the aluminum profiles’ cavities to prevent heat transfer through convection. This allows for leveraging Thermal Comfort and Enhanced Indoor Air Quality without sacrificing energy performance. Keep in mind that when putting together an aggressive LEED Strategy there is no need to pay for custom products. A proper understanding of the efficient application of standard products can position your project for the LEED certification process. *LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council
- Basics of Aluminum Framing
This technical program discusses the proper application and selection of storefront framing systems and their appropriate components. A review of common storefront nomenclature plus structural loading and anchorage is included.
- Access Door Considerations & Solutions
Provides an overview of access doors, including discussion on what they are, their differing functions, specifics of fire-rating and testing, and how to complete a successful installation.
- Commercial Rolling Service Doors
1 hour program
Provides an overview of the rolling commercial service door, fire door and rolling grilles and shutters covering the operation, parts, fire code requirements and wind load information.
- Daylighting with Electrochromics
Provides a brief review of daylighting principles and looks at windows systems to support daylight and more closely electrochromic windows.
- Arts & Craft Style Guide
2.0 hour program
This course provides an overview of three of the dominant traditional residential styles in the US; Shingle, Craftsman Bungalow and Prairie with a focus on window, door and trim elements.
- Acoustic Doors and Green Design
Provides an overview of acoustic door assemblies including their components, features and their role in occupant comfort in both workplace and school environments.
- Door Hardware Submittals
An overview of both users and components of the hardware submittal as well as what to look for in product data sheets and reasons for rejection of the submittal
- Designing Safe & Sustainable Buildings with Channel Glass Wall Systems
This presentation examines the structural properties and design benefits of channel glass wall systems and their contributions to safer and increasingly sustainable buildings. Discussions cover the raw materials used in the production of channel glass, channel glass textures, thermal performance coatings and insulation materials that improve the building's energy efficiency, as well as a number of LEED® project case studies demonstrating how channel glass wall systems can directly contribute to a building's sustainability goals.
- Daylighting Strategies
Provides an overview of how to best harness the benefits of natural light with proper daylighting strategies, as well as discussions on how to calculate daylighting accurately and case studies on the performance of daylight redirecting films.