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On-Demand Webinars

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Designing Security and Swing: Locks, Hinges and their Applications

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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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The Preservation-Minded Homeowner in the 21st Century

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1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Scott Intagliata, Chief Marketing Officer, The Unico System, St. Louis, MO

This session will share results of in-depth marketing and demographic analysis of the number of historic houses (built pre-1965) in the United States and the priorities of their owners with respect to historic integrity, energy efficiency, and their comfort needs. This session will help architects, engineers, building contractors, and other professionals understand the challenges of working with historic 20th century residences in particular. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Market Size & Potential for Older/Historic 20th Century Homes
      • Citing US Census Bureau date, demonstrate how the number of residences built prior to 1965, having both a significant value and need to balance modernization with preservation concerns can impact one’s professional practice.
  • Key Demographics of This Market
      • Explore the geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic traits of these homeowners.
  • Chief Motivators to This Market
      • Explore what matters most to this group when making design or product choices that impact the scope-of-work, costs, comfort needs/wants, energy efficiency, and preservation concerns regarding changes to their homes.
  • Effectively Communicating with This Market
      • Communicate with owners of 20 century houses regarding their most pressing challenges balancing modern needs with historic preservation using the materials and methods they most prefer. 

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

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Storm Windows 2.0: Form, Function and Fit

Allied Windows

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1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: David Martin, President, Allied Window

Exterior storm windows are a valuable architectural element; they protect primary window sash that is often historic; improve building users’ comfort and reduce heating bills; and they reduce noise. This webinar will feature several case studies to illustrate the process of measuring and selecting storm windows, the installation process and results to be expected for energy savings and noise reduction. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why the installation of storm windows is a sustainable practice for historic and existing buildings.
  • Review installation of storm windows.

  • Select and specify products and designs for Exterior storm window applications.

  • Apply lessons learned from case studies of historic buildings with exterior storms.

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

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Past, Present and Future Uses of Exterior Shutters- Distance Ed Version

New Horizon Shutter

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1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Harry Rembert, Vice President, New Horizon Shutters, LLC, Charleston, SC

This course will describe the historical evolution of exterior shutters including use, materials, and construction methods and explore historic and contemporary designs that incorporate exterior shutters. Information on different materials and their best applications in shutter design and performance will be reviewed. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the origin of exterior shutters and identify the historical uses as it relates to air flow, light control, and protection.
  • Analyze material composition and construction methods prior to 20th century.
  • Evaluate the progression of construction techniques driven by introduction of new materials from 20th century to today.

  • Explore how to include exterior shutters in future designs using old world techniques and purpose while preserving the art in architecture.

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

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Terra Cotta Tile: Color Selection and Matching

Ludowici

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1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Presenter: Alicia Cordle 

Whether matching tiles for an historic preservation project or building anew with a specific color in mind, terra cotta tile can be produced in a number of custom colors. This webinar will address new roofs, new roofs designed to replicate all or part of an original roof, or matching small areas of roofs for selective replacement. Special attention will be give to matching for historic preservation projects. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Consider the importance of color, particularly on historic preservation projects. 

  • Discuss expectations with clients about post-replacement appearance, particularly for historic and new traditional roofs.

  • Communicate with ceramic engineers to arrive at the appropriate colors to insure a good match. 

  • Develop a process for review and approval of mockups onsite before a final order is made, particularly for historic properties in historic districts and campus settings. 

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

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An Introduction to Ornamental Metals

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1 AIA HSW Learning Unit

Speaker: Douglas Bracken, Wiemann Metalcraft

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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

Window Retrofits for Occupant Comfort and Energy Efficiency

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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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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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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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