1 AIA/CES LU, 1 Contact hour, 1 Hour of Health/Safety/Welfare
- Compare the design, performance, and cost criteria used by architects when researching, designing, and specifying windows and doors for multi-family and mixed use projects.
- Determine beneficial and sustainable choices in creating window design patterns and sizes that contribute to daylight, views, and occupant comfort.
- Investigate the design considerations for the safe use of window and doors in different opening types in multi-family buildings, including punched openings, large combinations, and storefront applications.
- Specify and design appropriate window installation details for new construction and renovation projects that meet human safety and welfare requirements while contributing to an energy efficient building envelope.
Selecting a window and door system for use in new or renovated multi-family buildings typically centers on aluminum, aluminum-clad wood, fiberglass or vinyl windows. All are well suited for a variety of different design applications – whether horizontal, vertical, or punched window looks are sought. Their installation methods are numerous and suited to a variety of building construction types for both new and existing construction. Regardless of the design intent or installation method used, designing and specifying windows and doors into multi-family buildings, yields broad design choices, excellent energy efficiency, resistance to rain and wind, and lasting durability.
If you would like to speak with someone regarding Pella AIA/CES offerings, please contact your local representative or:
Adam Van Fleet
Architectural Program Manager
Architectural Business Development