BUILDING KNOWLEDGE WITH KAWNEER

At Kawneer, we never stop learning. By sharing knowledge with architects, specifiers and customers, we can build our products and systems around your exact needs, and help bring more ambitious, sustainable building projects to life.

Welcome to our AIA approved courses, designed to educate and inform with a wide range of discussions featuring everything from curtain wall design and thermal barriers to storefront framing and sustainability.

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March

Designing Sustainable Facades for Education Facilities

Event Date: March 21, 2024
Event Time: 12:00 pm
Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: KMS_300

Course Description:

Today’s educational buildings must be designed and built to provide not only a facility with classrooms but also a greater level of security and accommodation for learning, occupant comfort and wellbeing. All of this must be delivered in a package that meets the project budget, operates efficiently and endures over time. This presentation focuses on how these goals can be met with standard options of commercial glass and glazing and demonstrates how a proper understanding of architectural aluminum framing systems can be utilized to achieve complex strategies to meet today’s demands on educational facilities. You will gain an appreciation for how glass and glazing can impact some of the main drivers in the design of new educational facilities: security, sustainability, accessibility and visibility.


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April

Innovative Modular Construction for Reducing Waste, Cost and Delivery Time

Event Date: April 18, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: 1LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_130

Course Description:

Rising construction costs and skilled labor shortages fuel demand for transformation within the construction industry and seek advances in traditional construction methods. This session explores solutions for designing high-performance facades that support modular construction trends in commercial buildings.


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May

Seismic and Building Movement Requirements for Curtain Wall Systems

Event Date: May 16, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_132

Course Description:

Curtain wall systems have a lot of variety in building applications based on product performance features as well as construction and installation methods. This presentation focuses on how meeting seismic and building movement requirements is critical when selecting a curtain wall system to avoid human loss and damage to the building in seismic prone regions. You will learn how selecting curtain wall products with tested and validated seismic performance will minimize risk of loss from seismic activities. 


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July

Basics of Aluminum Storefront Framing Systems

Event Date: July 18, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: 1LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_104

Course Description:

When designers consider all the options they have for aluminium framing systems, it is important to understand the strengths and limitations of each option. This presentation will explain how wind load impacts aluminium frames, how dead load is handled by various systems, how thermal breaks improve the system’s performance and much more.


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Event Date: March 21, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: KMS_300

Course Description:

Today’s educational buildings must be designed and built to provide not only a facility with classrooms but also a greater level of security and accommodation for learning, occupant comfort and wellbeing. All of this must be delivered in a package that meets the project budget, operates efficiently and endures over time. This presentation focuses on how these goals can be met with standard options of commercial glass and glazing and demonstrates how a proper understanding of architectural aluminum framing systems can be utilized to achieve complex strategies to meet today’s demands on educational facilities. You will gain an appreciation for how glass and glazing can impact some of the main drivers in the design of new educational facilities: security, sustainability, accessibility and visibility.

Aug

Distinguishing Between Storefront, Curtain Wall and Window Wall Applications

Thursday, August 15th

Event Date: August 15, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_134

Course Description:

As construction methods and delivery requirements have changed to evolve and meet new demands, manufacturers now offer a wide array of framing options. Architectural aluminum framing systems can be broken down into several subcategories, including storefront framing, curtain wall, window wall, windows, entrances and more. While each shares some common characteristics, they are also quite different and designed for specific applications. This presentation focuses on these systems—storefront, curtain wall and window wall—and the unique features and characteristics of each, along with their advantages and disadvantages and examples of applications each is designed for. You will better understand the uniqueness of each system and how to select the correct one based on a specific project’s needs

Sep

Utilizing Window Wall Glazing Solutions for Performance and Versatility

Thursday, September 19th

Event Date: September 19, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: 1LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_120

Course Description:

With the recent increase in high-rise multifamily construction in urban areas, the utilization of a newer architectural system called “window wall” has grown. Window wall systems are installed slabto-slab and can be installed more economically than curtain wall systems, while still providing the performance required in a high-rise application. This presentation gives a proper understanding of the benefits and options available with window wall systems and how these systems are a great solution for multifamily projects and more. 

Nov

The Value and Impact of Testing Standards and Codes in Division 8

Thursday, November 21st

Event Date: November 21, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_136

Course Description:

When a design team specifies a system for a commercial project, they want the assurance that the system will meet all expectations and perform as intended for generations. As part of the building envelope, architectural aluminum frames must maintain the energy efficiency of the building, ensure interior thermal comfort and occupant safety, keep air and water out and maintain the building’s integrity in the event of storms, intense winds and seismic movement. This presentation discusses all that goes into ensuring that architectural aluminum framing systems will perform as intended. We will review required tests, how they are determined, and how they impact building projects. 

MEET YOUR HOST

Leading each of our webinars will be Kawneer’s Commercial Training Manager, Henry Taylor, CSI, CDT, FMPC

Henry earned a degree in Marketing and English from Georgia State University and an MBA in Management from Kennesaw State University. Beginning his career in commercial construction, he has been with Kawneer for 28 years.

A regular speaker at industry and trade association meetings, Henry has several articles published and is Chairman of the largest Division 8 trade association.

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If you have any questions about our webinar series, please contact us today.