Hanley Wood University

 

Windows

  • Compression-Seal Technology: A Sustainable Solution for High-Performance Windows and Doors (Print Course)

    1 LU

    Recent changes in energy standards and codes, and federal and voluntary initiatives, are transforming the entire building landscape. In the past, a variety of different state and local codes have existed but there is now a trend towards increasing the standardization of even more stringent codes. Window and door systems require increasingly higher performance in order to achieve the new codes, standards and mandates. There are a great number of fenestration solutions available in the market, not all of which fulfill the required performance specifications. Architects and engineers will need to identify and specify high-performance window systems that meet the new energy performance criteria. High-performance windows and doors with compression-seal technology deliver solutions for energy, noise, security, blast, comfort and other challenges. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2014
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Doors
    Sponsor:
    Amerimax
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Architectural Fire-rated Glazing: An Application Guide

    1 LU HSW

    Health, safety, and welfare remain a fundamental aspect of building design practices. Incorporating fire-rated glass products provides creative design options while adhering to current model building codes. The new generation of fire-rated products is available in larger sizes that can withstand a fire for longer periods of time, and many fire-rated products can provide high impact safety rating, solar control, sound reduction, bullet resistance and hurricane impact safety, to name only a few multi-functional features. This course will define categories of fire-rated glass products, as well as the related test standards and current building code requirements for specifying architectural fire-rated glazing. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2013
    Subject(s):
    Fire Safety, Building Envelope, Windows
    Sponsor:
    Vetrotech
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Designing Exteriors with Cellular PVC Trim and Moulding

    1 LU AIA

    Trim and decorative mouldings are important design elements of a home that can complement the architecture as well as add value. Cellular PVC trim and mouldings offer advantages over other trim products. With features such as water resistance, this low maintenance trim option will save installers and owners time and money. These products are very versatile and install using standard woodworking tools. They increase the beauty of the home by enhancing specific design elements and achieving architectural style accuracy. Additionally, pieces like corners and skirt board have been specifically designed to work efficiently. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2013
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Doors, Windows
    Sponsor:
    PlyGem
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Why Fiberglass for Windows and Doors

    1 LU AIA

    This course will take a closer look at the introduction of fiberglass frames and their benefits, while comparing them to other common window frame materials. It will then move on to discuss the sustainable benefits that fiberglass offers, such as strength, high strength-to-weight ratio, stiffness, compatible thermal expansion, natural insulation and low thermal transmittance. Understanding the benefits of fiberglass is important and so is knowing how to properly specify a window frame. We will wrap up the course by discussing a number of factors architects should consider when specifying window frames. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2013
    Subject(s):
    Windows
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Window Performance Ratings and Technologies

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW/SD hour and with GBCI for 1 CMP hour. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings consume 40 percent of all the energy used nationwide. Achieving optimal energy efficiency in buildings can drastically reduce overall energy consumption, and windows can play a key role in achieving improved performance. Building energy codes, standards and voluntary practices exist to provide a target for achieving recognized and acceptable levels of energy efficiency and establish minimum performance standards for residential and commercial buildings. This course will provide a thorough introduction to the relationship between windows and energy efficiency and the importance of installing appropriate windows with high performance technologies. We will discuss window performance ratings and how they can help to reduce energy costs and improve the comfort of building occupants. Take the course.

    Posted:
    July 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Windows, Sustainability, Design, Energy Efficiency
    Sponsor:
    Milgard Windows and Doors
  • Commercial Window Installation

    This program is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Commercial window installation requires different preparation and procedures than residential window installation, due to structural differences and alternative wall assemblies. New building technologies and a variety of accessories provide for more streamlined installation as well as enhanced energy efficiency. This course will review new construction, replacement window and structural window installations, providing step-by-step instructions how to prepare and install commercial windows. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Windows
    Sponsor:
    Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Fiberglass Composite Windows in Multi-Family Housing

    This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and will focus on the use of fiberglass composite windows in multi-family housing, with an emphasis on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and HUD have rigid standards for window construction and installation, such as fiberglass cladding colors, water-repellent millwork, air leakage, water penetration, structural loading, weather stripping and sealed insulating glass. We will discuss how the minimum property standards can be met by using appropriate technologies. We will review several multi-family case studies and how fiberglass composite windows were applied in each of these projects. This course will cover trends in the multi-family housing industry, FHA window standards, fiberglass composite and other enhanced window technologies, as well as the case studies demonstrating how fiberglass composite windows can be incorporated into multi-family housing projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Codes and Standards
    Sponsor:
    Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Flashing for Windows

    1 LU AIA

    Flashing is a water-resistant sheet material that bridges and seals the gap between the window or door frame members to the adjacent construction. You could say that flashing’s mission is to manage water intrusion by providing a mechanism to drain it to the outside of the building envelope. Flashing may be one of the most under-rated building envelope components, yet arguably it is one of the most important. This course will look at the importance of flashing for windows, while also listing the different types of flashing along with the proper installation methods. This program is registered for 1 AIA CEH. Take the course.

    Posted:
    October 2011
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Installation
    Sponsor:
    DuPont
  • 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