Webinars

A Sustainable Tradition: Storm Windows with David Martin

storm windows

Available On-Demand

Speaker: David Martin, President, Allied Window, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Storm Windows have been a traditional energy saver since the 19th century. They endure as an option for historic buildings because they add a layer of protection to and increase the performance of the primary window. This session will provide a comprehensive discussion of what storm windows can do; when they are best used; what the additional benefits beyond energy and preservation are; and how to calculate the cost benefit analysis of using them.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why the installation of storm windows is a sustainable practice for historic and existing buildings.
  • Evaluate the energy savings that storm windows offer.
  • Describe the options that are available when selecting storm windows.
  • Select and specify products and designs for specific storm window applications.

Historic Clay Tile: Why and How to Use it.

Available On-Demand

Speaker: Tab Colbert, President and CEO, Ludowici, New Lexington, OH
1.25 AIA HSW Learning Units

clay tile

This course will give design and building professionals an in-depth understanding of clay roof tiles: their composition, quality, design considerations, color and style. This ancient roofing material has been used since Neolithic times and continues to be used today. You will learn about the history of clay tile, how it is made, its material advantage, how to choose color, and how to install it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the history of clay roof tile.
  • Describe how clay tile is made and installed for long-lasting performance.
  • Apply the unique features of a quality clay roof tile to contemporary projects or restoration work.
  • List sustainability and durability features of this traditional roofing material.

Traditional Windows and Historic Settings: Details. Details. Details

Available On-Demand

Marvin Window Newly Installed

Speaker: Steve Lien, Marvin Windows and Doors

1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

While the American building marketplace is flooded with generic windows made in all types of materials, there are some compelling reasons to pay attention to the details of wooden windows when working on historic preservation and traditionally inspired commercial projects. This webinar will explore how careful attention to details that can improve the appearance of the project, comply with regulations that protect historic integrity and support applications for historic tax credit programs.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will know or be able to do the following:

  • Analyze important regional details to inform decisions about proportions of window openings; stiles and rails; meeting rails; and window glass.
  • Compare and contrast generic window sash side by side with historic windows as an aid to designing new traditional windows.
  • Examine details such as brick molds, parting beads and stops to evaluate their importance to the overall design and integrity of compatible windows on historic buildings.
  • Discuss Standards Six and Nine of the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for Rehabilitation Projects and their implications for commercial window repair and replacement projects.

Bronze, Cast Iron, and Cast Aluminum: Properties, Preservation, and Performance.

Available On-Demand

Historical Arts Hand Finishing

Learning Units: 1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Robert Baird, Historical Arts and Casting, West Jordan, UT

The industrial revolution in Europe paved the way for the use of cast metals as a viable building material in the 19th century. James Bogardus's patent for the use of cast iron in building facades revolutionized construction in the US. What previously had been carved in stone could now be cast, replicated, and transported in abundance. Wealth along with the vision of the City Beautiful movement, and a hunger for sharing artistic detail was within the grasp of private property owners and government buildings at all levels resulting in more beautiful buildings and landscapes.

This course will explore the properties of architectural cast metals including; Cast Iron, Bronze and Aluminum and each of their benefits and advantages. Manufacturing technology, the sources of deterioration; maintenance, conservation and restoration methods will be covered referencing completed projects and practical applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the properties of cast iron, bronze and cast aluminum and the benefits and advantages of each material.
  • Discuss the manufacturing technology behind producing architectural cast metal products along with the appropriate finishes for each.
  • Explain the problems caused by electrolytic action on metals and recommend corrective action.
  • List maintenance, conservation and repair techniques to keep cast metal ornament in service on historic buildings.

Properties and Performance of Vacuum Insulated Glazing.

Available On-Demand

MIT Windows

Speaker: Kyle Sword, Manager, Business Development, Pilkington North America, Toledo, OH

1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Glass and glass technology have changed dramatically over the past few hundred years. Multiple technologies exist to achieve a balance of aesthetics and performance while still trying to achieve the goals of the building stake holders. Vacuum insulated glazing (VIG) is one such technology that can be used to achieve a unique balance of these requirements. Understanding the key terminology, concepts, and technology related to this product are key to determining if this is may be a new solution for certain projects.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the properties and performance of vacuum insulated glazing (VIG).
  • Identify key terminology and concepts related to VIG.
  • Balance aesthetics and performance when selecting VIG products.
  • Identify the differences between vacuum insulated glazing VIG and other insulated glass technologies.

Traditional Paints 1800-1960

Traditional Paints

Available On-Demand

Speakers: John Canning, John Canning Studios, Chester, CT
1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

This presentation will focus on traditional paints used in the painting and decorating industry from 1800s to 1960s, and also the rudiments of paint chemistry and the way tradesmen of this period mixed and manipulated the ratios to suit a particular application or decorative treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and Contrast the constituents of historic paints including oil-based, casein and distemper.
  • Describe the historical use of white lead, titanium, and zinc in paint.
  • List the steps in grain painting- faux bois.
  • Assess historical paint studies and analyses for completeness

Low Impact HVAC Solutions in Historic Buildings

low impact hvac

Available On-Demand

Speakers: Scott Intagliata and Peter Williams, Unico Systems, St. Louis, Missouri
1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

This session will address how to rehabilitate historic structures into high performance buildings by combining the best elements of historic design with new technology. High-performance buildings integrate and optimize the following attributes: energy conservation, environmental respect, safety, security, durability, positive cost-benefit ratios, aesthetics and satisfactory operations. Using two high profile projects, Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC and the Harry Truman’s Little White House, Key West, Florida; the speaker will address the design and installation of energy saving heating and cooling devices into important historic landmarks with high visitation by the public.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase protection of historic fabric when designing and installing new systems and equipment in historic buildings.
  • Strategize to include the goals of high performance in historic building rehabilitation projects.
  • Apply lessons learned about using small duct, high velocity systems in historic preservation projects.
  • Evaluate the cost and benefits to insure reasonable pay-back periods on the investments in mechanical systems for owners.

Products and Practice: Period Kitchen Design Approaches

period kitchen

Available On-Demand

1.25 AIA HSW Learning Units

Speakers: Patricia Poore, Editor-in-Chief, Arts & Crafts Homes and Early Homes and Editor Emeritus, Old-House Journal and Brian Stowell, President, Crown Point Cabinetry


Participants will be introduced to the basics of designing a period-appropriate kitchen by addressing three major categories: the dilemma of the early kitchen – how to put a modern functioning room in a pre-1850 house; adapting a 19th century servants’ kitchens with updates for family use; and 20th century kitchens (early electric through bungalow era, the Thirties and Forties, and today’s Arts and Crafts revival kitchens.) Planning for a good design and installation requires some knowledge of how cabinetry is made today. Join a veteran preservationist and an experienced cabinetmaker for an informative program on period kitchen design.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize period remnants and salvageable elements of an inherited kitchen that consumers will reuse today.
  • Distinguish between true period designs and revival interpretations by recognizing the hallmarks of design such as sink types and flooring.
  • Consider how homeowners use kitchens today and how to build contemporary needs into period-inspired designs.
  • Improve your kitchen design practices by understanding measurements, materials, methods, lead- time and production capabilities.