Offers Online: "Impact Design" Course, New Products, Updated
Architectural Details, Performance Specification Tools
Kolbe has expanded its online resources to include on-demand learning
opportunities, new product information, as well as updated architectural
drawings and CSI specifications.
Architects may earn continuing education units for the course "Impact
Design in the Fenestration Industry." The course may be accessed
by registering as an architect on Kolbe's
website. After sign-on, links point architects to areas meeting
their needs including AECDaily online course information. Those
who successfully complete it will receive one AIA/CES Learning Unit.
This course qualifies for health, safety and wellness, which will
be recorded with the American Institute of Architects.
Kolbe's online product information has expanded. The site now showcases
more options for coastal and other extreme weather areas. K-Force
impact performance products can be specified in many Heritage, Ultra
and Magnum Series wood windows and doors, as well as Inspiration
Series casement windows. Kolbe's K-Force products feature impact
laminated glass, a special glazing retention system, and construction
details to help the units perform in the harshest of weather.
Other new products found online are Kolbe's push-out casement and
awning windows. These are available in the Heritage Series wood
line, or as Ultra Series units with extruded aluminum cladding on
the exterior of the sash and frame. Both windows offer European
styling with convenient, push-out operation and can be specified
with attractive, retractable screens or swing screens.
CSI specifications and drawing files for these and other products
also appear on Kolbe's website. Heritage Series information recently
was updated and reformatted for easier access. Architects may sign-in
to access the specifications as PDF files or Word documents. Cross
section, elevation and installation drawings are provided as DWG
and DXF files, which open directly in AutoCAD® or, using an
i-drop® function, icons may be dragged and drawings dropped
into AutoCAD. Additionally, the format for Ultra Series architectural
data has been revised to reflect improvements to the casement, awning
and radius windows.
Updated energy and performance data and related tools help architects
specify Kolbe products. WindFacts, for example, assists in determining
required wind pressures of Kolbe wood and vinyl products.
for more information.