AIA / CES Courses

The programs below have been presented at various architectural offices in the United States. They are given by Kolbe's Regional Trainers and/or Sales Representatives. To arrange a presentation near you, please contact your Kolbe supplier or Kolbe Regional Manager.

1 – Window and Door Solutions for Educational Facility Design Challenges

This course discusses how windows and doors relate to the overall design of an educational facility, whether it is a renovation or new construction project. Window and door options, trends, services, and design tools are considered in providing solutions to design challenges. #KKWDS03 – 1 LU/HSW credit

2 – Right Product for the Right Environment: Window & Door Types, Functions & Applications

This course will provide information on different types and functions of windows & doors. It will discuss how performance characteristics can be useful in specific applications.  It will also cover design paradigms of larger units within the design/build industry, as more glass is used and larger units allow indoor living areas to extend to the outdoors. #KKRPRE03 – 1 LU/HSW credit

3 – Synergy of Glass & Building Envelope

This course covers a wide variety of topics that all revolve around glass and how its properties and performance can affect human health, safety and well-being.  It will detail the various types of glass, their production, performance attributes and the complex relationship between glass and building envelope design. #KKSGBE03 – 1 LU/HSW credit

4 – Replicating Windows & Doors for Historical Renovations

Learn the benefits of preserving and/or restoring existing buildings; history of the window in early American architecture; historically approved light and glazing options, finishes and casings; and who are the players having jurisdiction for historical renovation projects and tax incentives for these projects. #MPHA04 – 1 LU/HSW credit

5 – Tour of Manufacturing Plant Only

Learn about state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques in producing windows and doors; how windows & doors are put together, and what components are used; and see the spatial requirements needed for a facility producing windows and doors housing over 1200 employees. #KKTOUR03 – 3 LU credits

6 – Architectural Influences with Tours

This is an exciting 1-1/2 day event which explores the elements of Sustainable Design. It includes travel and tours. Availability of this tour is dependent upon season; it is not conducted through the winter.

  • A tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin in Spring Green

  • A tour of Cardinal® Float Glass plant in Portage

  • A tour of Kolbe Windows & Doors in Wausau

  • A review of Kolbe product series and options

7 – Designing Better Spaces Series: Unique Door & Window Applications

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of integrating innovative windows and doors to achieve beautifully designed spaces. #KKUDWA03 – 1 LU credit

  • Recognize how to design and incorporate better spaces in the home using windows and doors.
  • Solve architectural design challenges by selecting the correct specialized window and door products.
  • Recognize situations where specific products or options can fulfill the architectural design intent or the client's wishes.
  • Understand the capabilities and services of custom window and door manufacturers and what solutions they can provide to challenging projects.

8 – Designing Better Spaces Series: Customized, Personalized Windows & Doors

This course covers the customization that is possible with windows and doors. You will learn how to incorporate specific window and door products, along with a variety of options, that will enhance the outcome of the project. Aesthetics and performance will be addressed, to include specifics to each region of the country. This course will also present some truly remarkable client ideas that have become reality. #KKCPWD02 – 1 LU/HSW credit

  • Identify and recognize the variety of ways to customize and personalize windows in buildings to meet or exceed energy code requirements and achieve design goals.
  • Investigate the design options and details affecting energy performance when specifying different parts of windows.
  • Assess the functional contributions of windows as they contribute to green, environmental and sustainable design standards and the health, safety, and welfare of occupants.
  • Explore specific applications through case study examples of a variety of successful design projects that meet or exceed code level performance.

9 – Fenestration for Hurricane Impact Performance

The purpose of this course is to furnish information regarding coastal performance for impact related scenarios as it pertains to the fenestration industry. It shall present the criteria required by state and local building codes to determine window and door product approvals, while examining the components used in the fabrication of window and door units in order to achieve compliance. #KKIMPACT02 - 1 LU/HSW credit

  • Identify and understand code compliance, wind zones and testing procedures for windows and doors to meet hurricane impact performance requirements.
  • Understand the importance and composition of impact glass and glazing. Assess glass options and their energy performance attributes while learning how they contribute to the health, safety and welfare of occupants.
  • Recognize the types of windows, doors and options best suited for projects that require hurricane impact performance.
  • Explore specific applications through case study examples of a variety of successful design projects that meet or exceed code level performance.

10 – Acoustics & Fenestration - How Sound Relates to Windows & Doors

This course is designed to provide you with a foundational understanding of how fenestration systems relate to sound and how acoustics affect the experience of a space. Upon completing the course, individuals will be able to meaningfully integrate their newfound knowledge of acoustics into their design considerations—especially when it comes to windows and doors.  #KKHSRWD01 – 1 LU/HSW credit

  • Describe how sound changes a space, affecting occupants both physically and psychologically.
  • Measure sound with appropriate scales and identify the several ways it can enter the built environment.
  • Identify how the key elements of a window’s or door’s construction interact with sound and are reflected in codes and standards.
  • Select windows and doors based on acoustic performance and serve as a resource to clients and collaborators.

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