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AIA Continuing Education Courses

As a Registered AIA/CES Provider, we provide AIA Learning Units as required per state and/or professional memberships to meet yearly requirements.

The following programs 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 - 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. #KKRPRE01 - 1 LU/HSW credit

2 - Glass Performance for Today's Building Codes & Designs

Learn how glass aides in energy efficiency; how certain types of glass can protect you from theft, UV rays, impact; what are some of the new innovative coatings for glass; and what are today's technological advances in glass. #SGGLS4 - 1 HSW credit

3 - 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. #MPHA02 - 1 HSW credit

4 - Finishing Touches: Enhancements, Options & Trends for Windows & Doors

Learn what are the current options for windows and doors that gives Architects unique design flexibility; what are the benefits to the Design Professional and to the Customer from state of art enhancements for windows and doors; and how do these new window & door trends affect the green movement and universal design. #MPFT02 - 1 HSW credit

5 - Impact Design in the Fenestration Industry

Learn what are some of the current policies and procedures in evaluating the need for impact design window and door products; which glazing systems and hardware components are best suited for Impact Design; who are the major players in certifying and evaluating impact products; and how can the right impact product protect your greatest investment - your home and/or business. #SGIMP2 - 1 HSW credit

6 - Sustainable & Energy Efficient Windows & Doors: Contribution to Green Buildings

Learn how quality windows and doors can contribute to sustainable green design due to their durability and energy-efficient technology; what are the different Green Building voluntary rating systems and how do they affect the selection of windows and doors; learn the importance of selecting the right windows and doors to meet the benefits of environmental stewardship; and reinforce the advantages of Green Building and its benefits to the environment, economy, health, and community. #MPKKGR02 – 1 HSW credit

7 - Tour of Manufacturing Plant Only

Learn what are the state of the art manufacturing techniques in producing windows and doors; how windows and doors are put together and what components are used; and to see the spatial requirements needed for a facility producing windows and doors housing 1700 employees. #KKTOUR01 – 3 LU credits

8 - Architectural Influences with Tours

This is an exciting 1-1/2 day event which explories 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. (Up to 9 credits)

  • A tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin in Spring Green
  • A tour of the Cardinal® Float Glass plant in Portage
  • A Wausau Historical Walking Tour
  • A tour of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork in Wausau
  • An AIA/CES presentation of Finishing Touches
  • A review of Kolbe product series and options

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