This course will review the primary considerations for steel window & door systems, and will focus on materials and methods that influence performance and longevity. Some of the topics covered include types of steel, sustainability of steel, rust protection methods, profile construction methods, finishing methods, glazing methods, and energy efficiency methods.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the influences of fire protection and energy efficiency on the evolution of steel fenestration
  • Identify materials and methods used to manufacture steel windows & doors
  • Qualify and quantify how those materials and methods influence performance and longevity of steel systems
  • Discuss common environmental and legal concerns, including climate, coastal environments, local codes and regulations, and best-use applications for each