YKK AP America Inc. is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (AIA / CES). Credit(s) earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA / CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA and non-AIA members are available upon request. They are all Intermediate Level HSW Classes. You can also view download a printable version of the flyer over to the right.
Proper Application of Storefronts, Window Walls and Curtain Walls
Regular: OA301R / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
Extended: OA301EX / 1.5 Hours / HSW – Yes
This is an introduction to structural engineering for components and cladding. ASCE 7 is the recognized standard for determining “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures” in the United States. This course defines and explores the building block information, including mullion loading, required to determine design pressures for your project. Past and current versions of ASCE 7 are compared and explained.
Ensuring Compliance with Today’s Energy Codes and Green Standards
ENERGCOM / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
The effort to improve the energy efficiency of buildings is primarily driven by energy codes and green standards. This course covers the latest in the ICC codes and ASHRAE standards. Through group discussion, the class will learn how to select vertical systems that meet these new requirements and whole building energy goals. It also reviews both frame and glazing performance and explains compliance methods for the commercial market such as AAMA 507 and NFRC Component Modeling Approach (CMA).
Fenestration and Glazing Considerations for School Safety
School Safety / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
This course explores design strategies for new schools to make the most effective use of glazing for daylighting, natural surveillance, safety and security by incorporating Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) guidelines. The importance of training faculty, students and staff will be stressed. Participants will learn how to select the optimal glazing for fenestrations locations throughout the school, and how to select locks and access controls from proven lockdown technologies.
Hurricane Impact Resistance with Aluminum Glazing Systems
YKK 100 HU / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
This course translates the destructive power of a hurricane into specific failure modes and then outlines action taken over the last 15 years to eliminate the sources of failure. The result is more cost effective, hurricane resistant commercial buildings. Performance attributes of various types of commercial glazing systems are reviewed.
WINDOWS FOR SCHOOLS
YKK 100 WFS R1 / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
School buildings will hold up much better if the correct products are selected. Selecting the best windows for a new or remodeled school requires a careful balance of aesthetics with a wide range of performance characteristics. Matching structural integrity to the location is essential and incorporating state of the art thermal advancements optimizes comfort and cost.
Curtain Wall Design
YKK 100 CW R1 / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
Curtain Walls provide some of the most dramatic design details of a building. This course explains strengths and weaknesses of various types of curtain walls. Attendees will explore design pressure calculation, installation and glazing processes. A recent trend toward more fabrication and assemble in controlled environments will be analyzed. Latest energy codes will also be reviewed.
Blast Mitigation – How to Turn a “No” into a “Yes”
YKK Blast / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
Blast Mitigation design strives to reduce injuries from flying glass and debris and also to prevent structural collapse of the building. Changes to the Department of Defense standard in late 2018 created a simplified set of prescriptive requirements for buildings inside an installation perimiter. While this simplifies a portion of the blast market, there are still unique situations where the system must be configured for the specific project.
Monumental Window Applications
YKK 100 MWA / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
Selecting the best windows and balcony doors for a new or remodeled commercial building requires aligning desired building aesthetics with a wide range of performance characteristics. Matching structural integrity to the location is essential. Incorporating thermal advancements optimizes comfort and cost. Commercial buildings experience abuse and will hold up better with the correct products.
Accessibility Standards for Fenestration
YKK 100 ACC / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
The fundamental philosophy of the International Building Code now is that everything is required to be accessible; only exceptions will be called out. Yet it can be confusing to distinguish between code requirements and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This course will reconcile the three sets of requirements – IBC, ADA and FHA, as related to commercial fenestration.
6th Edition 2017 Florida Building Code with Components and Cladding
Regular: YKK 2017 FBC / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
Extended: 2017 FBC ADV / 2.0 Hours / HSW – Yes
Jobs permitted after 2017 must comply with the new code. The focus of this course is to understand requirements and changes affecting vertical wall components and cladding. Most of the content is from Chapter 4 and Chapter 16 along with the Florida Energy Conservation Code. This course will help avoid pitfalls and make a smooth transition.
Organic Finish or Anodized? Making the Right Choice
YKK 100 FIN / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
This course explains the types of Architectural Aluminum Finishes, it reviews the AAMA standards and evaluates the environmental impact pertaining to them. The course also differentiates their performance and explains their proper application and use.
Fostering Transparency with Environmental Product Declarations
YKK EPD R1 / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
Learn the fundamentals of transparency in the construction industry and how LEED® v4 is utilizing EDP’s to build comparable metrics for measuring a products environmental impact. Upon taking this course you will be able to distinguish the importance of LCA’s and EPD’s in the product selection process. We will examine how EPD’s fit into LEED® v4 and compare an industry-wide (generic) EPD with product specific Type III EPD.
A Growing Unitized Movement
YKK Unitize / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
In today’s construction climate, increasingly tight schedules and rapid building close-ins are highly critical to success. The type of system and method of installation – stick built versus unitized – can have a large impact on the overall timeline. Unitized construction is not new and it does not fit every project, but it is a growing consideration given the importance of quality, time and ongoing labor challenges. This course will help recognize the advantages and disadvantages of stick built, unitized and hybrid systems.
Structural Engineering with Components and Cladding
YKK S ENG R1 / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
This is an introduction to structural engineering for components and cladding. ASCE 7 is the recognized standard for determining “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures” in the United States. This course defines and explores the building block information, including mullion loading, required to determine design pressures. Past and current versions of ASCE 7 are compared and explained.
News and Events
YKK AP and Erie AP Announce an Integrated Solution for High-Performance Facades
Erie AP strengthens its position as a single-source facades supplier for high-performance building projects, providing expanded access to YKK AP’s product portfolio in a prefabricated and pre-engineered format AUSTELL, Ga. (May 5, 2021) – YKK AP America and Erie Architectural Products (Erie AP) today announce an integrated facades solution. Erie AP can now provide expanded […]
YKK AP America Inc. Celebrates 30 Years in the Architectural Products Industry
Three decades of growth, innovation and partnership AUSTELL, Ga. (April 27, 2021) – YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP), a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, celebrates 30 years of growth, innovation, next-generation manufacturing and partnership. YKK AP first entered the U.S. market with imported aluminum products in 1984. […]
YKK AP America Hires Jim Zester as Northeastern Regional Manager
Zester will oversee sales, production and distribution operations for the Baltimore and Boston branches AUSTELL, Ga. (April 16, 2021) – YKK AP America today announces the appointment of Jim Zester as Northeastern Regional Manager. He will lead branch sales, production and distribution operations in Baltimore and Boston. Zester brings more than 20 years of direct […]