uPVC vs Aluminum windows and doors: A comparison of modern fenestration solutions for commercial applications - AIA CES

Seminar length1 hour
Event code894
Target groupArchitects, builders, design/build firms, project owners
Dates offeredUpon request

AIA credit

1 LU I HSW, Course REH0853I, Offered live (in-person or virtual), Introductory level, No prerequisites, Expires 05/31/2025

Course will make a direct comparison of aluminum fenestration products to newer uPVC products, showing the drawbacks and benefits. By end of the course, students should be acutely aware of the better construction, performance and health benefits of specifying uPVC products in lieu of aluminum products.

Learning Objectives:

  • State the differences in construction of the aluminum vs uPVC windows and doors in a general sense
  • Define the drawbacks of aluminum fenestration products
  • Dispel the common misconceptions and misinformation associated with uPVC fenestration products.
  • Explain the performance benefits of compression-seal technology for windows and doors
  • Understand the various operating styles of uPVC windows and which offer the best performance characteristics
  • Understand the potential LEED qualifications of uPVC fenestration products in their designs

Who should attend: Architects, builders, design/build firms, project owners

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