At its roots, contemporary design embraces straight lines and natural elements. Sleek, casual and inviting, contemporary design is simple yet stunning. This e-book provides insights on six ideas for contemporary looking spaces: Natural light; Interior and exterior synergies; Simplicity and minimalism; Tone-on-tone palettes; Form follows function; and An element of surprise.
Designing Building Spaces that Integrate Building Design and the Outdoors with Oversized Fenestration Products (Print Course)
Finding ways to bring the outdoors inside is a modern building design trend that continues to influence the specification process. Consumers’ desire to blend nature with the built environment incorporates a desire to increase the amount of natural lighting and nature inside the home or commercial space.
Research continues to evolve demonstrating the need for nature to be incorporated in the built environment, not simply as a luxury, but as an investment in health and productivity. Mounting pressure for building and design professionals to not only meet LEED standards and current codes, but exceed them, continues to leverage the need for sustainability, green building manufacturing, and products that address the needs and wants of the consumer.
Up until recently, it can be said that only luxury markets could afford the type of oversized windows and doors that permit the most amount of sunlight due to intricate design, complicated installation, and maintenance of oversized windows and doors. However, new products on the market are making this design and lifestyle trend more accessible and with more choices than ever.
Acoustic Considerations and Door Systems in Healthcare, Hospitality, Education, and Office Facilities
An architect that designs buildings with acoustics in mind will create better environments for the end user, improving everything from patient healthcare outcomes to student reading and test scores. However, a room is only as good as its weakest link, and while walls and ceilings often are discussed when it comes to acoustics, door systems seldom are.
Improving acoustics in commercial and institutional buildings can benefit occupants within healthcare, hospitality, education, and office environments. This course will discuss how door systems specifically play a vital acoustic role within each sector.
Learners will be able to understand the history and various aspects of 2017 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA101/I.S.2/A440—North American fenestration
Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS), including testing, performance class, performance grade, gateway performance requirements, and optional performance requirements.
By the end of the course, learners should also understand the differences between laboratory and field testing.