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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 accredited webinar series, 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.

February

Preventable Curtain Wall Failures

  • Event Date:
  • Time:
  • Course Credit:
  • February 16, 2023
  • 12:00 pm EST
  • TBC

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.


March

Understanding Commercial Entrances and Hardware Basics

Event Date: March 16, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: TBC

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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April

Create A Healing Environment Through Building Envelope Design

Event Date: April 20, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: TBC

Course Description:

As designing for healthcare buildings evolves, architects must consider various factors including occupant security, safety and comfort, as well as sustainability and accessibility. This session will provide a high-level look at various factors that influence protecting occupants, the codes that propel them and the range of solutions designed to address them.


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July

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

Event Date: July 20, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: TBC

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 façades that support modular construction trends in commercial buildings.


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Event Date: February 16, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: TBC

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.

Aug

How to Use Storefront Effectively in Your Next Project

Thursday, August 24th

Event Date: August 24, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: TBC

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.

Sep

Maximize Building Performance with Window Wall Framing

Thursday, September 21st

Event Date: September 21, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: TBC

Course Description:

This presentation will help you understand the differences between window wall, curtain wall and storefront systems, covering the key characteristics and attributes of each. It is an invaluable opportunity to learn how window wall framing maximizes building performance through a variety of installation and fabrication options. Learn how window wall is designed to be installed more economically than curtain wall yet still provide the performance required in a high-rise application.

Nov

Framing to Protect: Selecting the Right Framing System

Thursday, November 16th

Event Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Course Credit: TBC

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.

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.