This course will help you understand the solar energy spectrum, common glass performance measures and performance features and benefits of Low-E coatings. You’ll also have a basic understanding of how to prioritize and balance the unique aesthetic and performance needs of your project—no matter how big or small.
The Advanced Detailing for High-Performance Envelopes webinar is an interactive educational experience that will offer cutting-edge techniques in developing exterior envelope details. This webinar is perfect for all experience levels, from emerging professionals who will gain insights into the fundamentals of detailing to intermediate and expert practitioners who want to explore advances in building tectonics. The webinar will be divided up into three parts: a presentation on opaque assembly detailing principals, a presentation on advanced glazing details, and a presentation on detailing for complex geometries.
This course will study in the practical and creative use of patterned panels for shade, screening, railing, and cladding.
“Understanding Energy Code Compliance and Glass Selection” will cover the reasoning behind energy codes and the code adoption process, as well as code differences in the various climate regions of North America. We will discuss code compliance tools and methodology, and designing with glass to meet the requirements for energy efficient buildings.
This on-demand course is a recorded webinar. The course will provide an introduction to hurricane design criteria and impact requirements for windows and the building envelope. The course will also address how to determine and design for the minimum criteria that are needed to meet your project requirement based on building type and location.
In this course, we review various aspects of solid surface technology such as the production process, features, benefits and design considerations for this versatile material. While most design professionals know solid surface for interiors, this presentation explores the use of the material in exterior cladding applications. In particular, the audience will gain insight into its use as cladding in a ventilated rainscreen design.
This course will define the basic requirements that air barriers must meet and describe the different types of air barriers on the market today and their key differences. The course will also identify key areas within a wall system where detailing is important to system success.
Window films can help enhance occupant comfort, energy efficiency, aesthetics, design, safety, and security. This presentation reviews these benefits and more, and also covers a product line overview, installation examples, and recent innovations in low-e window films. The pace of the presentation is kept brisk and fresh with case studies and real world applications. Take this CEU course to learn how window films can upgrade the glass on your next project.
Glass railings can be a beautiful addition to your residential and commercial projects, adding value to your portfolio and raising your profits; however, specification questions, code changes and misinterpretations can stand in the way of a successful glass railing project. In this session, attendees will learn about design considerations, code requirements, installation methods, testing standards, cap rail requirements, and laminated glass guardrail requirements. They will also walk away with a sound understanding of 2015 IBC updates—along with their impact— and the important role of the International Code Council (ICC).
“High-Performance Glazing and Impact-Resistant Frameless Windows “ will review high-performance architectural glass and glazing systems for commercial and residential applications including impact-resistant frameless systems. The course will review safety standards, building codes, applications, specifications and design trends for architectural glazing.
This course will introduce the various architectural railing types and examine the features and benefits of welded aluminum railings in commercial applications. The course will address various design options, product performance, applicable building codes, types of applications, installation guidelines and information on how to evaluate and specify welded aluminum railings.
Over the past two decades, green facade technology has evolved into a viable design component that can provide multiple benefits and aesthetic value to a wide variety of project types. This in depth discussion deals with the required considerations for successful green facade installations and projects. Green facade systems have a history of durability and functionality, compared with other green wall systems, and their inclusion can be cost effective for projects of all scales. By understanding these important considerations designers can include sustainability benefits of green facades into the building and site. This course focuses on designing and specifying green facades.
This course will introduce the various glass options for commercial building facades while explaining the different types of glass options. The course will explore the aesthetic and performance differences in low emissivity coatings and explain how to customize glass through color, textures and patterns.
This course will review the features and benefits of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for bridge and curtainwall applications. The course will examine the various uses on new and existing structures and will detail a number of performance tests both real and accelerated to determine the life of the coatings. Lastly this course will assess the life-cycle costs and sustainability benefits of using FEVE topcoats despite their initial higher cost.
This course will discuss how to best utilize dimensional materials in insulated glass to optimize interior daylighting. The course will review the benefit and features of dimensional materials and how to integrate these insulated glazing units into project to achieve energy efficiency and enhanced indoor environmental quality.
Today ceramic tile is being used a multitude of architectural applications that take advantage of the products unique characteristics and features. This course will review the environmental benefits of ceramic tile and how it contributes to green building standards.
Storefronts, window walls and curtain walls are all have distinctive differences that dictate where they should be installed on a building. This course looks at performance attributes of each system and shares the basic assembly and installation procedures. This course also explores the latest design concepts to meet more stringent energy codes and reviews which system to specify on your next project.
This course provides a historical perspective of both Scandinavian design and how that design aesthetic actually continues to drives both the technology inside and the design of today’s faucets, showers, plumbing fixtures, and accessories. Participants will learn about the most advanced technology of in-wall shower systems and its distinct advantages. Finally, this course will review how to evaluate and specify products and will discuss some recent project case studies.
Today more than ever, lighting is used in unique and innovative ways with a purpose to provide general lighting, task lighting or accent lighting. This course will look at LED lighting, how it compares to other types of lighting, its features and benefits, recent design trends, and new technologies. Finally, this course will look at integrated LED lighting and its unique applications throughout the home in hutches, wardrobes, wet bars, vanities, custom kitchen cabinetry and more.