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AIA Continuing Education Courses

As a Registered AIA/CES Provider, we provide AIA Learning Units (LU) and/or Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) credits 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 - 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. #KKWDS01 - 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. #KKRPRE01 - 1 LU/HSW credit

3 - 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

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. #MPHA02 - 1 HSW credit

5 - 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-the-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

6 - 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

7 - 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

8 - 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. #KKTOUR01 – 3 LU credits

9 - 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. - Up to 9 credits

  • A tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin in Spring Green (photo of Texas group at right)
  • 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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