712: Hurricane Protection for Windows and Doors

1 AIA/CES LU, 1 Contact Hour, 1 Hour of Health/Safety/Welfare, 1 Hour of Sustainable Design

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how the building code requirements for window resistance to high wind loads promote human safety
  • Determine the methods for protecting windows from wind-borne debris that best reduce property damage and loss of life while increasing building longevity and minimizing life cycle costs
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of different opening-related design options for human safety, security, energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and personal well-being
  • Specify the salient characteristics of impact-resistant windows and doors that meet health, safety, and welfare requirements

Program Description

Since Hurricane Andrew hit Dade County, Florida in August of 1992, building codes in south Florida have required that windows resist damage from wind and wind-borne debris. Recent codes and standards development have greatly expanded wind-borne debris requirements in hurricane-prone areas outside of south Florida, extending from Texas to New England.

In this program architects will learn the what, why, where, and how about hurricane protection for windows. What do building owners want? Why is protection needed? Where is it needed? What do the building codes require? How can architects design for hurricane protection? What product options and installation systems are available? What should the specifications say? These questions and more will be covered during this seminar.

If you would like to speak with someone regarding Pella AIA/CES offerings, please contact your local representative or . . .
Terry Zeimetz, AIA, CSI, CCPR
Pella Commercial Division
Phone: 641-621-6272
Fax: 641-621-6457
Email: tmzeimetz@pella.com

 

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