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.
FOSTERING TRANSPARENCY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS
YKK EPD / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
This course explains the fundamentals of transparency in the construction industry and how LEED® v4 is utilizing EDPs to build comparable metrics for measuring a products environmental impact. Upon taking this course you will be able to distinguish the importance of LCAs, and EPDs in the product selection process. We will examine how EPDs fit into LEED v4 and compare a Industry-wide (generic) EPD and a Product-specific Type III EPD. You will also possess an understanding of the 6 LEED® v4 Environmental impact categories.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING WITH COMPONENTS AND CLADDING
YKK S ENG / 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 for your project. Past and current versions of ASCE 7 are compared and explained.
FIFTH EDITION 2014 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE with components and cladding
YKK 2014FBC / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
The 5th Edition (2014) Florida Building Code was effective June 30, 2015. The primary focus of this course is to understand changes affecting vertical wall components and cladding. Most of the content is from Chapter 4 (Special Detailed Requirements based on Use and Occupancy), Chapter16 (Structural Design) and the Florida Energy Conservation Code. This course will help avoid the pitfalls for a smooth transition.
PROPER APPLICATION OF STOREFRONTS, WINDOW WALLS AND CURTAIN WALLS
OA 301 R / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
A 301 EX / 1.5 Hour / HSW – Yes
While storefronts, window walls, and curtain walls are all fenestration systems, they do have distinctive differences that dictate where they should be installed on a building. Discover performance attributes of each system and learn basic assembly and installation procedures. Explore hurricane impact and blast mitigation systems and the latest design concepts to meet more stringent energy codes.
WINDOWS FOR SCHOOLS
YKK 100 WFS / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
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. Incorporating state of the art thermal advancements optimizes comfort and cost. Student learning is enhanced with good day lighting and acoustics. Finally, school buildings experience abuse and will hold up much better if the correct products are selected.
ENSURING COMPLIANCE OF FENESTRATION WITH TODAY’s energy codes and green standards
EnerGcom / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
The green building industry is transforming and with this change comes new more stringent industry standards. This course will explore how to select fenestration envelope systems that comply with current codes and recent developments in green standards, including ICC and ASHRAE codes and standards. Industry leading design concepts for curtain wall, storefront and windows illustrate how to comply. Learn how to simulate building performance with AAMA 507, NFRC standards and CMA programs.
Hurricane impact resistance with architectural 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.
blast mitigation with architectural aluminum glazing systems
YKK 100 BM R / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
YKK 150 HUBM R / 1.5 Hour / HSW – Yes
Protecting buildings and occupants from man-made threats has unfortunately become a design requirement for military, government and public buildings. This course examines GSA and DoD standards and test procedures as it relates to specific commercial fenestration systems. Test footage of blast resistant glazing systems will be shown.
1.5 Hour Version covers same material in greater depth.
Curtain wall design
YKK 100 CW / 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 wall and sun control accessories. Attendees will explore design pressure calculation, installation and glazing processes. A recent trend toward more fabrication / assembly in controlled environment will be analyzed. Latest energy codes and the industry’s response will be reviewed.
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 fenestration locations throughout the school, and how to select locks and access controls from proven lockdown technologies.
southern exposure – energy practices in the southeast
YKK SE Energy / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
This course will explore how to select fenestration envelope systems that comply with current codes and optimize performance in the South East. Best practices in shading and day lighting will be explored. Integration of high thermal performance design features into hurricane impact glazing will also be reviewed. Attendees will gain a strong understanding of AAMA 507, NFRC standards and the CMA programs as they relate to thermal performance of fenestration systems.
sustainable fenestration design and the leed green building RATING system
YKK Susfen / 1.0 Hour / HSW – Yes
The U. S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system facilitates buildings that reduce their negative impact on the environment and occupants. This course presents the LEED Rating System and provides guidance on how to maximize rating points (and building performance) with Architectural Glazing Systems and Sun Control accessories.
FINISHES FOR ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINUM GLAZING SYSTEMS
YKK 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. Upon completion, you will be able to select the optimal finish for your product.
News and Events
YKK AP America Launches New Unitized, Impact-Resistant Window Wall System
AUSTELL, Ga. (Apr. 21, 2017) – Today YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) launches the impact-rated YHW 60 TU window wall system. One of the industry’s only shop-fabricated and pre-glazable window wall systems to protect against strong environmental conditions of up to 90 psf, the YHW 60 TU features YKK AP’s unitized option that provides […]
Winners Revealed in AIA Atlanta’s 2017 High School Student Design Competition
ATLANTA, April 12, 2017 — The Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Atlanta) and presenting sponsor YKK AP America Inc. together announced the winners of the 2017 High School Student Design Competition (HSSDC). Now in its twelfth year, the competition featured beginner and advanced levels to accommodate students’ varying levels of experience. […]
AIA Atlanta Announces 2017 High School Student Design Competition
ATLANTA, March 13, 2017 — AIA Atlanta, with presenting sponsor YKK AP America Inc., announces the 12th Annual High School Student Design Competition (HSSDC). The competition aims to engage students in the design process and educate them about the possibilities of careers in architecture. HSSDC features beginner and advanced levels to accommodate varying levels of […]