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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of optimizing commercial fenestration with thermal barriers and high performance glazing in aluminum window framing to maximize daylighting and thermal efficiencies in the building envelope.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Louver design and performance. Introduction and education.


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  •  1.0 hour

    Pass-through windows are a common and convenient method of conducting transactions in a variety of settings, some of which may present concerns for the security of the employees behind the windows. This course addresses the protection options available for security pass-through windows. Proper specification of pass-through windows as well as convenience and performance features are also discussed.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1.0 hour

    Multi-family Group R construction has traditionally been access controlled by means of pin and tumbler mechanical locks. With the migration to electronic access control locks, it can be complicated to understand how to comply with building and fire codes. This course attempts to demystify electronic access control by addressing the basic components, important terms, and design and code considerations; it concludes with a look at several case studies.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1.0 hour

    Maintaining the beauty and aesthetics of a project requires protecting against the elements. An effective way to do this is with the use of protective coatings. This course discusses fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) fluoropolymer coating technology, including the various types of FEVE resins and their applications, with a focus on performance characteristics, sustainability factors including LEED credits, and life cycle costs.


  •  1.0 hour

    Operable wall systems integrate the indoors and outdoors and define interior spaces, providing flexibility and additional usable area without increasing a building’s footprint. Occupants benefit from expansive daylighting and views as well as quick access to fresh air. This course describes the types of operable wall systems, how they contribute to sustainable design, and the various options and considerations for selecting the correct system.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    At the end of this course you will be able to: Understand how different types and applications for upward-acting residential sectional doors contribute to the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants. Understand how certain performance criteria for residential sectional doors contribute to the overall health, safety, and welfare of building occupants. Evaluate key criteria for selecting and specifying sectional doors for various applications depending on the health, safety, and welfare needs of the home builders/ owners.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of the differences between curtain wall and storefront designs and functions. System fabrication and installation, and water performance are also discussed.


  •  1 hour

    This course provides an overview of rooftop support systems and includes discussions on: Consequences of inadequate support apparatuses. How to properly manage dead weight on roofing systems without penetrating the roof, while allowing for increased load distribution and flexibility How support systems successfully manage loads, as well as thermal movement and vibration Selection of proper support components, assemblies and applications, and the importance of their overall performance to the roofing system. Support system design and installation process.


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  •  1.0 hour

    Wine is a critical element of entertaining and culinary experiences, and modern wine cellars help make bottle collections part of engaging, artistic focal points in restaurants and homes throughout the world. This course focuses on the evolution of the wine cellar, from refrigeration to modern materials and display systems. It defines passive and active (cooled) storage, and identifies key considerations when building a wine cellar.


  •  1.0 hour

    Greenhouses are used in an array of applications from residential to commercial, institutional, or educational. This course describes the glazing options, accessories, environmental controls, and planning considerations that contribute to a successful greenhouse. Also presented are the configuration options and decorative details that make each greenhouse unique and ideally suited for its purpose.


  •  1 hour

    Motorized doors in industrial and warehousing environments provide convenience, save time, and increase productivity. However, motorized doors also carry the risk of entrapment. This course explains the need for entrapment protection devices on motorized commercial and industrial doors and discusses how to specify the appropriate sensing edge actuation method and monitoring function to meet design, safety, and industry code requirements for specific building projects.


  •  1 hour

    This presentation describes the functions and benefits of a thermal break in an aluminum fenestration framing system. There are many types of thermal breaks available in exterior architectural aluminum systems; it is important to understand what they are, how they perform and how to select the appropriate system for each project. Examples of the many methods of incorporating a thermal break into fenestration systems are illustrated and explained. Testing methods used to evaluate their performance are also explained.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of the types and performance characteristics of cover board materials used in commercial roofing assemblies, along with a discussion of the forces that threaten roof-system durability.


  •  1 hour

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to: Understand the different types and applications of overhead coiling doors and how they help ensure the safety and welfare of the building occupants Understand how to specify overhead coiling doors correctly by understanding the components and most often specified options for each type of overhead coiling door, which will aide the safety and welfare of building occupants Understand how overhead coiling doors contribute to the sustainable design principles, energy efficient building design and the welfare of the building operators Evaluate key criteria to select and specify the appropriate coiling doors for various applications Identify important recent innovations in the construction and operation of coiling doors, and their impacts to the safety and welfare of the building occupants


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    Considering that 90–95% of our time is spent indoors and that 28% of the energy demand in commercial buildings comes from lighting, proper daylighting strategies are more essential than ever. This course describes how to best harness the benefits of natural light without causing occupant discomfort, discusses how to calculate daylighting accurately, and presents case studies on the performance of daylight redirecting films.


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    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


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  •  1 hour

    Discusses the benefits of using more wood, not less, to lower carbon emissions and tackle climate change, and identifies what sustainable hardwood species are the most abundant and where some of the best managed, certified hardwood forests are located. The physical and performance properties of European Beech are compared to eight other temperate hardwoods.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of the components, green features, and testing standards of fiberglass entry doors, as well as a comparison of the properties between fiberglass, wood, and steel doors.


  •  1 hour

    This course provides an overview of life safety dampers: fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers with a focus on different styles and types, their uses and benefits, and a discussion on proper installation practices and guidelines.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of organic coatings for aluminum fenestration extrusions including powder and liquid coating resins, performance characteristics, environmental performance and coating application technologies.


  •  1 hour

    This course provides a better understanding of the differences between storefront and curtain wall designs, functions, performance, cost and applications.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of the significant role that interior secondary window systems have in energy savings, efficiency, security, and comfort for existing buildings where window replacement is not desirable.

     This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of optimizing commercial fenestration with thermal barriers and high performance glazing in aluminum window framing to maximize daylighting and thermal efficiencies in the building envelope.


    No classes currently scheduled. Click here to request a class.

  •  1 hour

    : This course describes how to select and size ventilation louvers. It reviews louver basics, components, options, accessories, considerations, and sizing methodologies affecting selection and performance along with those tests and standards that inform selection, especially in regards to the use of WDR (Wind Driven Rain) and Hurricane Louvers.


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  •  1 hour

    After completing this course you will be able to: Understand how different types of commercial sectional doors and openers used in various applications contribute to the health, safety and welfare of building occupants. Select and specify sectional doors for various applications depending on the health, safety and welfare needs of the building’s occupants. Provide solutions as you understand various options for the operation of commercial sectional doors that can enhance the production, safety and welfare of building occupants Understand how different performance parameters affect the overall thermal efficiency of the door system.


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