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Doors

  • Impact Rated Doors for Severe Weather Events

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    When the new Florida Building Code became law earlier this year, door manufacturers had already started beefing up their impact-rated models. Their goal: to create, test and certify doors to meet the most stringent wind and impact code requirements in the nation. In vulnerable areas, exterior impact rated doors serve as critical envelope components that help keep a home safe during violent wind events. This article reviews damages of past hurricanes, advances in Florida Building Code, and how impact-rated fiberglass doors can protect a home. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Doors
    Sponsor:
    Plastpro
  • Reducing Water Intrusion in the Home by Choosing High Performance Door Components

    This learning unit was developed for architects and will describe how a complete and well-sealed building envelope helps make the home more durable, sustainable, and healthy for the occupants. We will also continue to discuss how moisture enters the home and the significant issues this moisture can cause, such as poor indoor air quality, pests, and potential rot. This course will look specifically at how a traditional wood door frame system can be vulnerable to moisture issues and are not as successful as newer door frame types. It will wrap up by looking at composite materials used in door frame construction and their benefits. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Doors
    Sponsor:
    Endura
  • Water Management and Exterior Door Frames

    This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. You will be able to describe how a complete and well-sealed building envelope helps make the home more durable, sustainable, and healthy for the occupants. We will also continue to discuss how moisture enters the home and the significant issues this moisture can cause, such as poor indoor air quality, pests, and potential rot. This course will look specifically at how a traditional wood door frame system can be vulnerable to moisture issues and are not as successful as newer door frame types. It will wrap up by looking at composite materials used in door frame construction and their benefits. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Doors
    Sponsor:
    Endura
  • Commercial Door Operators: A UL 325 2010 Safety Mandate Review

    Most users of commercial garage doors assume that because there are so many options to choose from, that it will be an easy decision to select the exact one needed. However, this assumption is far from true, due to the variation in types of commercial door openers and the tough standards they must meet. The variety of options can make the choice even more confusing. By the end of this learning unit, you will be able to list the different types of commercial door operators available and identify the types of operators for commercial door operators. You will be able to describe the importance of photo eyes and their placement. Finally, you will be able to define the UL 325 Code and its importance. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2011
    Subject(s):
    Garage, Doors
    Sponsor:
    The Chamberlain Group
  • Harmonizing with History: Window Solutions for Historically Sensitive Settings

    This learning unit will present common challenges that architects face for projects requiring historically accurate window design or the replacement of historic windows -- or both. Using case studies drawn from U.S. universities, K-12 schools and municipalities with issues of historic sensitivity, the course reviews a number of considerations for both matching historic styles as well as ensuring efficient, modern-day performance. Solutions to the typical window challenges are detailed through the case study projects and their technical resolution. Using real-life case studies, the course will show how to: match existing window profiles and materials; ensure energy-efficient performance; support sustainability goals or LEED certification in new buildings or in existing building upgrades in historic settings. We’ll also examine methods for reducing costs and scheduling needs Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2011
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Doors, Building Envelope, Preservation
    Sponsor:
    Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Fiberglass Composites in the Window and Door Industry

    1.0 LU HSW

    Composite materials have been used for thousands of years. New applications are identified each year. As one of the first modern composite materials fiberglass is at the fore front of this innovation. This course will familiarize you with all the basic aspects of fiberglass and specifically target their usefulness in the door and window industry. Once you have completed this course you will be able to discuss how composite materials provide predictable and superior performance characteristics when compared to other window frame material. You will also be able to explain the pultrusion process and identify the specific characteristics of pultruded fiberglass. Finally you will be able to apply this knowledge to determining which window frames will be best for your project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2011
    Subject(s):
    Doors, Windows, Graphic Design
    Sponsor:
    Integrity Windows and Doors
    Certification(s):
    AIA, USGBC
  • Prefinished Opening Systems: Superior Performance, Design Flexibility, Reduced Cost

    1.0 LU

    The prefinished Opening System is an opening concept, not just a product. This solution combines superior performance and design flexibility – the best of both worlds – while actually reducing the total opening cost. This course will explain how using 20 gauge prefinished steel frames as part of a prefinished opening system exceeds the performance levels of 16 gauge hollow metal frames while reducing the total opening cost up to 40%. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2011
    Subject(s):
    Doors
    Sponsor:
    Timely Industries
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Sustainable Choices in Wood Door Construction

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    This learning unit will explore the sustainable choices available for architectural wood doors. You will review the requirements for FSC certification, and how different core compositions qualify for LEED assistance. You will identify how increasing need for low-emitting products is impacting wood door manufacturers and sustainable veneer options. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2011
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Windows, Doors, LEED
    Sponsor:
    VT Industries
    Certification(s):
    AIA, NARI
  • Exterior Wood Doors and the Battle Against Moisture

    1.0 LU HSW

    This program will address the design flexibility, aesthetics and performance attributes of wood doors, and how they can be incorporated into a range of architectural styles for homes and light construction. Images and descriptions will help illustrate the difference between solid and engineered stile and rail wood doors. The program will also discuss the effects moisture can have on wood doors and technologies and design strategies that can enhance resistance to water infiltration. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2010
    Subject(s):
    Doors
    Sponsor:
    Simpson Doros
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Window & Door Solutions for Commercial Success: Balancing Performance, Aesthetics & Budget

    1 LU

    By the end of this learning unit you should be able to: list ten aesthetic options available with wood windows & doors; describe some of the quality differences between various types of windows; identify which performance characteristics are most important when specifying windows & doors; and compare how product cost is impacted by performance and aesthetics. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2009
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Doors, Energy-Efficient Windows
    Sponsor:
    Pella
    Certification(s):
    AIA