Online Education from the Traditional Building Conference - The Traditional Building Conference Series

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Our new online education series provides best practices, industry insights, AIA credits and more on the topics that interest you most-- for FREE. Acquire new skills and evaluate products from the convenience of your computer.

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Upcoming Webinars

An Introduction to Ornamental Metals

September 25, 2018 @ 2pm -- Register Now

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1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Douglas Bracken, Wiemann Metalcraft
Tulsa, Oklahoma

This course will provide an overview of different types of metal alloys used for ornament, fencing, lighting and more. The session is organized to support architects’ efforts to integrate the use of metal ornament into projects for new construction, historic preservation, residential, commercial, and institutional work. You will learn about production methods and finishes for the metal alloys. Click here to register.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the basic mechanical properties of and differences between the most commonly used metal alloys including wrought iron, cast iron, steel, aluminum, brass, and bronze.
  • Compare and contrast casting and forging in the production of decorative metal products.
  • Describe the most common finishes applied to decorative metals.
  • Consider how changes in the manufacture of ornamental metal components and fencing have given architects more options for their use in projects today

This webinar is part of our Traditional Building Conference Online Education Series.

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Designing Security and Swing: Locks, Hinges and their Applications

October 2, 2018 @ 2pm Eastern -- Register Now

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1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Betsy O’Day, Business Development Manager, Nostalgic Hardware

Responsible design work demands good specifications and a knowledge of options for all types of architectural elements, including door hardware, such as locks and hinges. This session will provide a brief history of locks and hinges; an overview of five different lock types; a summary of lock operation and handing by different users, such as right-hand and left-hand applications; and a review of appropriate sizes and weights for various doors. The presentation will address ANSI standards for finishes and cycle-testing and UL fire ratings. Different types of keying systems including high security and electronic keys will be discussed. The session will conclude with questions and answers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast tubular cylindrical, mortise, multipoint and rim locks.
  • Assess and apply size and weight considerations for common door sizes and cycles. 
  • Consult ANSI standards, UL ratings and building codes when specifying hinges and locks.
  • Consider the range of users when selecting locks and hinges for a variety of installations.      
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On-Demand Webinars

Window Retrofits for Occupant Comfort and Energy Efficiency

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Available On-Demand

1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Russ Eisenberg, Vice President, Sales, Indow, Portland, OR

Learning Objectives:

  • List and describe the various types of storm windows on the market today and understand the materials and construction of each type.
  • Identify the value of storm window applications for preserving and maintaining historic structures.
  • Discuss energy saving differences between various window products to then identify what is best for your project’s space.
  • Describe the non-energy benefits of storm windows, including occupant comfort and acoustic dampening.

Glass and Windows: Technology and Performance

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Available On-Demand

1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the history and development of glass and insulated glass products and technology.
  • Describe the properties and performance of vacuum insulated glazing (VIG) and other types of glazing.
  • Cite lessons learned from case studies of the use of VIG in historic buildings.
  • Select glass for historic preservation and traditional new projects.
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Traditional Doors: A Master Class on Craft, Form and Function

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Available On-Demand

1.25 AIA HSW Learning Units

Speaker: Brent Hull, craftsman and President, Hull Historical Inc. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the stylistic compositions and best craft practices to build traditional wooden doors.
  • Discuss craft detailing and finishes that expand the life of doors in harsh climates.
  • Explain and specify best practices for installation, maintenance and repairs.
  • Plan for sound operation in high traffic areas particularly when working in historic residential, commercial, and institutional settings.
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Applying Building Codes to Historic Buildings

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Available On-Demand

1.5 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Theodore Vedock, AIA, Hammel Associates Architects

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how existing and historic buildings are addressed in the International Building Code and International Existing Building Code.
  • Compare and contrast alternative compliance paths available to the project designer.
  • Cite examples of alternative compliance paths that have been successfully used in historic preservation through case studies.
  • Recall historic architectural elements, finishes, and materials saved in the case studies and discuss how similar strategies can protect historic materials in future work.
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Traditional Plaster 101

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Available On-Demand

1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Patrick Webb, Lecturer and Research Associate, The Center for Traditional Craft in Savannah, GA

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what "plaster" means in everyday use and how it corresponds to the similar terms of stucco and mortar.
  • Explain the important role of aggregates and fibers.
  • Provide an overview of the general chemical behavior of various plaster binders.
  • Give examples of practical applications in contemporary building and how heritage plasters have been put to good use in the past.
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Historic Brickwork: Mortar and Method

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Available On-Demand

 1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: John Speweik, Historic Masonry Specialist, Speweik Preservation Consultants, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of maintaining historic brick masonry and making in-kind repairs.
  • Describe the properties of mortars that are typically appropriate for historic repairs.
  • Order tests to evaluate historic masonry and interpret the results.
  • Discuss improved communication on the job site for procurement, scheduling, and on-site trouble shooting for both historic projects and new traditional brick work 
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Traditional Materials, Contemporary Methods: A Case Study of Christopher Newport Hall

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Available On-Demand

1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speakers: Lori Snyder Garrett, FAIA, LEED Green Associate and H. Randolph Holmes, Jr.; AIA, Senior Principal, Glavé and Holmes Architecture, Richmond, VA

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate contemporary demands for sustainability and energy efficiency into a new neoclassical institutional building.
  • Apply current products and manufacturing technology to traditional architectural detailing.
  • The technology surrounding glass production is advancing; use it to comply with life safety and structural codes while creating spatial volumes.
  • Identify physical and technological principles for creating a signature building.
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Traditional Windows and Historic Settings: Details. Details. Details

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Available On-Demand

1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Steve Lien, Marvin Windows and Doors

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.
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