This course will present information about fenestration in contemporary residential architecture, characterized by large openings, spectacular views, and envelope treatment that blurs the border between the interior and exterior. Characteristics of both aluminum clad wood and pultruded fiberglass fenestration products will be addressed. The course will include design considerations, performance issues, and structural requirements when assembling large expanses of glass.
From assisted living and healthcare facilities to hospitality, universities, and multi-family construction, large commercial projects have unique demands and many must be fitted with barrier free, ADA, UFAS and ANSI compliant bathing products. This course will provide an overview of intelligent design solutions with regard to relative code.
The Milgard Energy Calculator provides a quick and easy way to help you select windows and doors that can meet local energy codes and project requirements.
The tool gives you the flexibility to select the required ENERGY STARÂ® zone, u-factor, SHGC or VT, and determine which Milgard window and door products meet the selected requirements.
This learning unit provides a general overview of how specific bands of the light spectrum impact human behavior, and how light is distributed using traditional and new fixtures and luminaries. Also, this course explores how new technologies can be used not only to adjust the quantity of light, but also the quality of light in commercial spaces. Finally, the course examines the benefits of tunable white light as an option for architects to create healthful, practical, and aesthetically pleasing interior lighting designs.
This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Specifying Luxury Kitchens in Small Spaces.
While primary homes are big and getting bigger, there are many reasons why an architect or designer is likely to encounter smaller kitchens. The cases range from city apartments to vacation condos to pied-a-terres and even yachts.
While kitchens in these residences may be relatively small, they can still have the upscale finishes, quality appliances and all the bells and whistles the luxury clientele expects. This course describes general design considerations for specifying smaller kitchens, discusses refrigeration and cooking appliances that make most sense in a smaller space, and then suggests how to spread kitchen functions beyond the kitchen and into the rest of the home.
This learning unit provides a general overview of the importance of thoughtful lighting design from curbside to building. It also discusses how reducing light pollution and improving energy conservation are critical elements of successful exterior lighting design. Included is an introduction to some of the best practice lighting strategies for exteriors, including new technologies and design elements to reduce sky glow.
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.
Learn how small expenses quickly add up over time and how you can implement a simple, yet extremely powerful tool to manage expenses, curb unauthorized employee purchases, and recover time in the process.
Keep expenses in check with a pre-paid commercial debit card for each employee. Control spending limits, track the day to day and stay updated on unauthorized purchases with real-time alerts keeping you informed and saving thousands in unaccounted for costs.
As a builder who makes energy efficiency a priority, Chris Frank has researched or tried most of the leading insulating and air sealing products. He knows the pros and cons of each and has settled on DAPÂ® DRAFTSTOPÂ® 812 for all of his homes.