Volume 21, Issue 2 - April/May/June 2007

AIA Continuing Education Update
Learning in San Antonio

The AIA Convention in San Antonio is full of educational opportunities. A number of industry companies are participating in the Education Expo program. Following are the names and a brief descriptions of the courses as well as the times and locations.

Achieving Your LEED Strategies with Division 8

Using example strategies, the program illustrates how a LEED goal can be achieved through the use of numerous standard products and systems available in Division 8. Products and systems utilized in Division 8 can impact strategies in Material and Resources, Energy and Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality. The program will be presented Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Friday at noon and 3:15 p.m. and Saturday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. at booth 11239.

Anti-Terrorism and Blast Mitigation Aluminum Glazing Systems
YKK AP America Inc.

Protecting the lives of building occupants from man-made threats has unfortunately become a design requirement for military, government and public buildings. This session will focus on the requirements of the Department of Defense’s Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) and test methods developed to validate the ability of a system to provide protection from flying glass. Actual test footage of blast-resistant glazing systems will be shown.The program will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. at booth 19031.

Curtain Wall Design and Selection

This program, which presents an overview of the many types of curtain walls available to architects, simplifies and improves the sometimes overwhelming curtain wall selection process by explaining the differentiating features and advantages of each system. The program will be presented Thursday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at booth 11239.

Getting Beneath the Surface: AAMA 2605-05 Specification
Marvin Windows and Doors

This course describes requirements that must be satisfied for a product to meet the superior level of coating performance for AAMA 2605-05 specification. Substrates, coating integrity, exterior weatherability and general appearance are addressed. The 15-minute presentation will be offered on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday at booth 12141.

Performance-based Evaluation of Fire-Rated Glass
Schott North America Inc.

The course will provide information to identify the appropriate test standards, interpret the relevant test procedures, and distinguish the different types of fire-rated glass products. The course will be presented at booth 17041 at 11, 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30 on Thursday and Friday and at 11 and 12:30 on Saturday.

Thermal Barriers in Aluminum Fenestration Systems

More states and municipalities are mandating minimum energy performance levels. This presentation provides a highlight of thermally broken frames and delves into further detail about the major methods of incorporating them into an aluminum framing system in order to design more energy efficient buildings. Thursday at 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 and 3:45 p.m., Friday at 12:30 and 3:45 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at booth 11239.

Understanding Building Codes and Wind-Borne Debris Mitigation
YKK AP America Inc.

This session will review how the International Building Code (IBC) determines the wind-borne debris regions and what the A/E team must consider in selecting the fenestration. The 15-minute course will be held Thursday and Friday at 10:30 and 3 and on Saturday at 10:30 at booth 19031. 

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