KAWNEER ON DEMAND

Welcome to Kawneer On Demand, a space for architects to access thought-provoking webinars and earn AIA credits on your time. Our on-demand webinars feature a wide range of topics – from curtain wall design and installation to thermal barrier technology and commercial entrances.

Basics of Commercial Entries and Hardware

Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_OD_103

Course Description:

We get back to the basics of understanding commercial entrance door construction, operation and hardware types. Discover more about how commercial entry systems in Division 8 Architectural Aluminum Framing can deliver strong aesthetics, while meeting all the essential performance requirements.

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Preventable Curtain Wall Failures

Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: K_OD_12_114​

Course Description:

With a few simple measures, you can learn how to prevent costly or time-consuming curtain wall failures. You won’t want to miss our expert online presentation, which looks at everything from the influence of wind load to following installation instructions for addressing internal seals and understanding how a curtain wall performs.

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Architectural Aluminum Framing for Extreme Conditions

Course Credit: 1LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_OD_216

Course Description:

Selecting the most suitable framing system can help architects mitigate disaster. We will review which systems are best suited for seismic activity, hurricane prone areas, acoustical performance, blast mitigation and tornadoes. Our session will assist you in making a choice based on the relevant governing codes, locations, wind loads and building used.

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Designing for Sustainability in Division 8: Architectural Aluminum Framing

Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_OD_115

Course Description:

Architectural aluminum framing systems can be used to create high-performing sustainable buildings. In this presentation we will look at three main areas in which aluminum framing impacts whole-building performance, energy efficiency, material utilization and occupant well-being.

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Architectural Aluminum Framing Systems for Performance and Protection in High Velocity Wind Zones

Course Credit: 1LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_OD_122

Course Description:

In this presentation we will take a high-level review of codes driving impact systems, how to evaluate manufacturer’s tests and discuss examples of systems engineered for high velocity wind zone areas. ​We will also walk through the performance requirements described in ASTM E1886 and E1996 along with TAS 201, 202 & 203 and how these impact systems and evaluating systems based upon the zone outlined the standard.

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Basics of Aluminum Storefront Framing Systems

Course Credit: 1LU / HSW
Course Number: KNA_OD_104

Course Description:

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

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Modular Design: How to Reduce Waste, Cost and Delivery Time

Course Credit: 1LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_130_OD

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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Benefits of Architectural Aluminum Frames in Retail Construction

Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_128_OD

Course Description:

Entrances and framing systems are critical to a successful retail project. They have a significant impact on security, convenience, and brand image. This presentation begins with an overview of commonly utilized framing systems and example applications. We will also review elevations and how they hold up to structural forces such as wind load and dead load. ​

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Basics of Commercial Entries and Hardware

Course Credit: 1 LU/HSW
Course Number: KNA_OD_103

Course Description:

We get back to the basics of understanding commercial entrance door construction, operation and hardware types. Discover more about how commercial entry systems in Division 8 Architectural Aluminum Framing can deliver strong aesthetics, while meeting all the essential performance requirements.

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Selection and Utilization of Architectural Grade Aluminum Windows

Course Credit: 1 LU / HSW
Course Number: KNA_OD_118

Course Description:

This learning session will detail the selection and utilization of architectural grade aluminum windows. Construction components and code requirements continue to change, and we will teach you how to stay up to date. We will review the importance of current testing standards, learn how they support window performance, and show methods used for window installation.

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