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Architects can browse and complete the latest Pella Continuing Education courses on a variety of different subjects to obtain learning units for continued education courses including Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) topics.

Comparative Study of Wood and Aluminum Windows in Commercial Buildings
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
Both wood and aluminum windows are being used extensively in today’s commercial and institutional buildings, especially in education, health care, and offices. Using project case studies from across the United States, this program examines how window…
Energy Retrofits: Window ROI and Comfort - The Whole Story
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
Window replacement remains an undervalued option for increasing energy efficiency during commercial retrofit projects. This course will review often overlooked energy savings from replacing windows in existing buildings that can more than double ROI, using advanced…
Commercial Wood Window Installation Systems
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
Water leakage through the building envelope continues to be one of the major reasons for litigation involving architects. This course provides an introduction to water management in commercial window systems. The course begins with a review…
Wood Window and Door Solutions for Commercial Buildings
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
A detailed analysis and comparison of several different window and door product lines available for use in commercial construction. Offered at varying price points, these comprehensive product lines allow the architect to balance performance, aesthetics and…
Glazing Systems: Balancing Aesthetics, Performance, and Cost
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
Sealed insulating glass and triple-glazed systems are being used extensively in today’s commercial and institutional buildings, especially in education, health care, and offices. Selection of the glazing system has a major impact on building energy costs…
Three Ways to "Steel" the Look
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
In this CEU, we’ll explore the history of using steel as a window material, its use in modern window design, and ways to replicate the look using alternate materials. Architects must balance performance, aesthetics, and budget…
Glazing Strategies for Sound Control
LIVE HSW 1 upcoming session
As noise pollution continues to become a growing health concern, strategies to control sound in both residential and non-residential building design have also increased in importance. This course examines the significance of sound control strategies and…
Design Solutions for Multi-Family Projects
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
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,…
Window Solutions for Historic Buildings
LIVE HSW 1 upcoming session
We often think of building projects as new construction. However, the reality is that in any given year, there are typically more building renovation and rehabilitation projects undertaken by owners than there are new construction projects.…
Fiberglass Fenestration in Commercial Buildings
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
Whether designing sustainable commercial or institutional building types, architects carefully consider the qualities and long-term advantages of fenestration materials. Windows and doors provide essential protection and architectural character to a building, and must also respond to…
Window & Door Performance Requirements for Buildings [Specifying Performance Class & Grade]
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
During this seminar we are going to examine a building case study and determine what that building requires for wind and water performance. Then, we will discuss how to “specify” performance for our case study.

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Designing and Specifying Custom Windows for Luxury Residences
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
This program provides an overview of the options available for window and door products used in luxury single-family residences. The architect is shown a comparison of luxury and premium window and door product differences and how…
Fiberglass Window Installation Systems for Commercial Buildings
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
Selecting a window system for use in new or renovated commercial and institutional buildings has typically centered on aluminum, steel, aluminum-clad wood, or vinyl windows. In the last five years, however, another choice has gained popularity…
Window Replacement Solutions for Commercial Buildings
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
We often think of building projects as new construction. However, the reality is that in any given year, there are typically more building renovation and rehabilitation projects undertaken by owners than there are new construction projects.…
Understanding Window and Door Performance Terms
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
Join us for an overview of the standards required by window and door manufacturers. You'll see how products are specified based on building performance requirements. Plus, you'll explore the range of performance differences and the testing…
Installing Fenestration in Exterior Insulated Walls
LIVE HSW No upcoming sessions
Fenestration openings are a critical component of the building envelope, especially in today's sustainable, energy-efficient buildings. Join us to discuss the impact of exterior insulation on fenestration installation design. Alongside industry experts, you'll get a chance…

AEC Daily Online Courses

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Designing and Specifying Custom Windows for Luxury Residences
Custom window products include a range of products, from truly one-of-a-kind fabrications to customizable components. This course takes a detailed look at what design options are available to the architect in premium and luxury window products.…