Design Solutions for Multi-Family Projects
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.
• Review the materials, product types, and design options commonly used in multi-family projects.
• Compare the design and performance criteria used by architects when researching, designing, and specifying windows and doors for multi-family and mixed use projects.
• Investigate the design considerations for the use of window and doors in different opening types in multi-family buildings, including punched openings, large combinations, entrances, storefront, and curtain wall 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.
Internal Course Code: P2223
HSW Compatible: Yes
Point of Contact Name: Architectural Solutions
Point of Contact Email: ArchitecturalSolutions@Pella.com