- 1 LU HSW/AIA
This course is registered with the AIA for 1 HSW hour and will take an in depth look at residential garage doors and their operators. We will identify the key components to a garage door, and take a closer look at how they actually work together. This course will focus on the importance of safety measures, especially in relation to UL325, and how they are applied to these door applications. Finally, this course will look at the different types of access control technologies in relation to residential garage door applications, and at the direction that these accessories are taking the use of the garage door opener. Take the course.
- May 2012
- Safety, Codes and Standards
This course is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour and will focus on the use of fiberglass composite windows in multi-family housing, with an emphasis on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and HUD have rigid standards for window construction and installation, such as fiberglass cladding colors, water-repellent millwork, air leakage, water penetration, structural loading, weather stripping and sealed insulating glass. We will discuss how the minimum property standards can be met by using appropriate technologies. We will review several multi-family case studies and how fiberglass composite windows were applied in each of these projects. This course will cover trends in the multi-family housing industry, FHA window standards, fiberglass composite and other enhanced window technologies, as well as the case studies demonstrating how fiberglass composite windows can be incorporated into multi-family housing projects. Take the course.
- March 2012
- Windows, Codes and Standards
- Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors
- 1 LU AIA/HSW
Thank you for your interest in the codes and standards that govern accessibility requirements. This course explores the demographics that are driving the accessible bath fixture market. All manufacturers must comply with the same requirements in order to meet UFAS and ADA standards. The accessibility standards common to all manufacturers challenge them to evacuate water on a shower floor that has a ¼-inch pitch to the drain. This is made more difficult by the fact that accessible showers have dams with minimal heights. The evolution of accessibility standards, the federal guidelines, and the products that meet these standards will be reviewed. At the end of this course you will be able to list codes and standards that govern accessibility requirements, identify project types that require accessible bath fixtures, and specify bath fixtures and accessories that meet current accessibility guidelines. Take the course.
- September 2011
- Codes and Standards, Universal Design, Design