This course delivers fundamental information needed to include written window specifications in the Bidding Documents. Recognizing the wide range of specification levels for different kinds of commercial and residential projects, this presentation will walk through a window specification and describe appropriate content for each part. With a focus on clad wood and fiberglass window applications, this program provides suggestions for writing clear, well-developed specifications.
Today the construction industry relies on more information than ever and the faster itâ€™s available the better. By incorporating a smart cloud based application into your organization everyone stays connected to the information keeping all on the same page and making it easier for you to manage the business.
By replacing their old HVAC system Century Bank & Trust have greatly reduced their energy bill.
Water heaters are often the second largest energy user in the home, costing residents hundreds of dollars each year. Beginning in April 2015, the updated â€śNAECAâ€ť standards from the U.S. Department of Energy increased water heater efficiency requirements, driving major product changes in the U.S. market. â€śNAECAâ€ť stands for the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act and includes the federal regulations for water heater minimum efficiency levels.
Against this backdrop of new standards, products, and decision-making factors, this course will review a detailed analysis of water heating systems. This analysis compares water heating technologies based on their energy, economic, and environmental performance, with a focus on the performance of propane-based systems relative to electric and heating oil alternatives. The course also reviews the new federal standards for water heaters, and describes the market implications for both new construction and replacements.
Appliance technologies and the kitchenâ€™s place in the home have changed drastically over the past twenty years. Modern kitchens have grown in size and are now the heart of the home for entertaining, dining and working. Many times there are several people cooking at the same time. Given these scenarios, it is important to consider the entire range of users, from young children to the elderly.
In this course we will discuss how kitchen planning can serve the needs of three generations, from Generation Y (aka Millennials) to the Baby Boomers. We will focus on how these groups differ in their vision of how a kitchen should function, style preferences, appliance requests, acceptance or integration of technology into the space, and universal design.
This article will address the benefits of specifying architectural stone veneer in your design projects, and also provide information on proper installation techniques. Topics include a breakdown of the innovative mold technology used by the industryâ€™s leading manufacturers of architectural stone veneer and what to look for in a high quality product. The course will examine a variety of uses for architectural stone veneer, from interiors and exteriors, to residential, commercial and industrial settings. The course will also explain the proper installation techniques over the most common substrates and demonstrate the impact of multiple grout techniques available and how those change the appearance of stone work.
The 2015 edition of the Cost vs. Value Report Webinar compares changes in job costs with Realtorsâ€™ perceptions of what those remodeling jobs bring to a homeâ€™s value at resale. Explore changes, winners, losers and trends in the home remodeling market.
For builders, service is a key aspect of their vendor relationships. Thatâ€™s why Pella, the most recognized window manufacturer in the market today, strives to provide the best service all the way down the line. Read eight ways Pella serves builders better.
Read why this custom builder believes Pella has the complete package: superior product, multiple style choices and technical expertise.
Top Reasons to Specify PellaÂ® Windows: From Product Choice Through Delivery and Service, Pella Hits All the Right Notes
When it comes to window replacement, homeowners are often bewildered by the wide array of styles and materials, and remodelers worry about timelines, delivery schedules, and service. Pella can help you ease these concerns for your customers. Read eight reasons how.