AIA Course: Design criteria for windows and doors

Earn 1.0 AIA learning unit by taking this free course

January 12, 2009 |



Incorporating windows and doors into a building envelope presents one of the toughest tasks for the Building Team. This free AIA/CES course from Building Design+Construction covers the key factors in the design, specification, and installation of these important building components, including material selection, fenestration performance, energy efficiency, sustainability, acoustical performance, security, and code compliance.

What you will learn

After reading this article, you should be able to:

* List and describe the key factors driving the choice and application of window and door products.

* Understand how heat gain, thermal bridging, light transmittance, and other variables are affected by window and door product selection.

* Compare fenestration strategies based on such factors as energy efficiency, LEED ratings and sustainability, and occupant comfort and safety.

Take this free AIA course at: (short registration required) 

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