Design Solutions for Multi-family Projects

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

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Program Description

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
Phone: 641-621-3212
Fax: 641-621-6676

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