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Architectural Influences: Exploring Elements of Sustainable Design
Kolbe's AIA/CES Tour includes Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin & the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center
Wausau, Wis. (April 2011) – Kolbe helps architects gain sustainable design knowledge and learning units (LUs) through American Institute of Architects' continuing education system (AIA/CES). Its 1.5-day event, "Architectural Influences: Exploring Elements of Sustainable Design," offers an opportunity to tour architectural icons in Wisconsin and earn 8.5 LUs. Architects who successfully complete this entire 1.5-day CES event qualify for two health, safety and welfare (2 HSW) credits and one sustainable design (1 SD) credit, which will be recorded with the AIA.
Kolbe's "Architectural Influences" AIA/CES event includes:
- Tour of Taliesin® in Spring Green, Wis. - visit the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's home, private studio, and the campus of The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
- Tour of Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, Wis. - explore one of the two highest-ranking LEED® buildings in North America
- Tour of Cardinal® Float Glass Plant in Portage, Wis. - watch the process of sand, limestone and other materials as they become glass for windows and doors
- Tour of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork in Wausau, Wis. - follow the process of custom window and door manufacturing
- Presentation of "Finishing Touches: Enhancements, Options & Trends for Windows and Doors"
- Review of Kolbe’s product series - learn how they can meet the needs of nearly any project
- Presentation of Kolbe's 3-D Revit® and Google™ SketchUp window and door models – see how building information models (BIM) allow for greater design flexibility
Upcoming dates for Kolbe's "Architectural Influences" AIA/CES event are:
- June 6-7 (full)
- July 18-19
- Aug. 22-23
- Sept. 26-27
- Oct. 17-18
Tours are limited to groups of 10 or less and are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Kolbe's Training and Tour Department at 715-847-0707 or email email@example.com for more information.
What began in 1946 as a two-brother team has grown into an internationally respected manufacturing company. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co, Inc. remains a privately held, community-oriented business located in Wausau, Wis. Covering nearly one million-square-feet, its state-of-the-art facilities feature high-tech machinery and a design center to present the creative possibilities offered by Kolbe windows and doors.
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