Purpose: The world of windows is much more complex than one might suspect, given the different sizes, shapes, and types that are available and the performance requirements they must meet. As well, glass comes in many specialized forms intended for different applications. This course focuses on aluminum commercial window components and configurations, as well as the benefits they offer affecting both performance goals and design requirements. Also included are discussions on historic and acoustic applications.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- state the environmental, economic, and performance advantages of aluminum windows
- identify the basic components of aluminum windows, including the types of glass forms, the methods of reducing thermal transmission, the common finish options, and the glazing techniques used to install window glass
- discuss the various configurations of aluminum windows, including sliding, projecting, and fixed
- describe the components of the AAMA Product Designation System and the key performance attributes of windows (structural performance, resistance to air leakage, water penetration, and forced entry), and
- explain the advantages of aluminum window design and performance for historic replication and acoustic applications, and state how various performance characteristics can be in conflict with others.
Course number: 195209192019EX
Presented by: St. Cloud Window Inc.
AIA approved for: 1.5 LU/HSW continuing education hours
A score of 80% or better on the 12-question Final Certification Test is required to earn the 1.5 LU/HSW hours. Hours earned on completion of this course are reported to AIA/CES for AIA members within 10 business days of passing the Final Certification Test. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
This program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
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