Continuing Education

Architects and construction professionals play a unique role in planning, designing and overseeing construction projects. Because their work ultimately affects the safety of a building’s occupants and those in the surrounding community, continuing education courses are an essential part of their development of knowledge and skills.

Panda Windows & Doors aims to contribute to their continued professional growth and ongoing development of knowledge in the field through Continuing Education courses on topics related to our industry. We want to help enhance their knowledge of the industry and our integrated door systems, so they can render quality services to their customers and ensure public protection.

Panda’s programs are typically one hour in length, so architects receive 1 Learning Unit (LU) and 1 hour of HSW when completing the course and passing the test. Our current on-demand online course allows you to stop and start at your leisure.

Online AIA CES Approved Courses

Sustainable Solutions for Large Openings
Hosted on AEC Daily’s Online Learning Center

Purpose: Provide an overview of large opening glass wall systems, their LEED® contributions, and how they lend themselves to sustainable design. The course focuses on: their benefits and applications; door types; door system components; and, selection and installation considerations.

Learning Objectives:

AEC Daily Logo• define large opening glass wall systems and describe their functional and performance benefits
• discuss how large opening glass wall systems can be used to expand the interior of a space and connect the indoors to the exterior environment
• explain how specific system components and design elements such as glazing and frames contribute to energy efficiency and ensure a weathertight design
• summarize door selection and installation considerations and how they help determine the most appropriate system for a project

Credits:
– Earn 1 AIA/CES HSW Learning Unit (LU).
– Earn 1 GBCI CE hour for LEED Credential Maintenance.

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Panoramic Glass Door Systems in Green Buildings
Thermal performance can be achieved through successful building design using large openings
Hosted on Architectural Record Continuing Education Center

AR-Continuing Education-Panda windowsLearning Objectives:

1.Identify the problems with heat loss and heat gain through large openings and the solutions provided by thermally broken products.
2.Describe the components of thermally broken products that contribute to energy efficiency.
3.Define the benefits of providing greater access to daylight, fresh air and occupant comfort by designing a high-performance building.
4.Discuss the triple bottom line of purchasing thermally broken products and the return on investment for large high-performance openings.

Credits:
– Earn 1 AIA/CES HSW Learning Unit (LU).
– Earn 1 GBCI CE hour for LEED Credential Maintenance.
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Ultimate Daylighting
Windows, glass and digital innovations
Hosted on Architectural Record Continuing Education Center

AR-Continuing Education-Panda windowsLearning Objectives:

1.Discuss new pre-glazed systems and glass with thermal conductors that offer a new sustainable approach to providing greater access to daylighting.
2.Explain how digital modeling and window performance calculators can assist with evaluating thermal performance, code evaluations, and sustainable design options for green building rating systems.
3.Evaluate the appropriate glass to provide the best visual clarity to maximize occupancy well-being by providing better access to daylight and views of nature.
4.Discuss how new sliding and folding door walls can expand the interior of your project to provide connections to urban life and/or natural settings.

Credits:
– Earn 1 AIA/CES HSW Learning Unit (LU).
– Earn 1 GBCI CE hour for LEED Credential Maintenance.

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Face-to-face Presentations

AIA-CES-LogoPanda Windows & Doors offers 2 courses to the building and design professional for credit. These courses are presented in a “Lunch and Learn”, “Coffee Chat” and “Marketplace activity” format by our trained presenters and sale force. All of our seminars meet the American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education standards.

We invite you to review our seminars below and schedule an activity in your office today.

Sustainable Solutions for Large Openings  Download Course Outline!

Purpose: Provide an overview of large opening glass wall systems, their LEED® contributions, and how they lend themselves to sustainable design. The course focuses on: their benefits and applications; door types; door system components; and, selection and installation considerations.

Building Durable Large-Scale Opening Doors  Download Course Outline!

Las Vegas Factory Tour

photoThe Panda Windows and Doors facility is located in North America’s brightest, most vibrant city: Las Vegas.

The Factory Tour covers the manufacturing of large scale opening doors including extrusion preparation, powder coating and assembly, hardware installation, and glazing. It will highlight the steps that contribute to the durability and energy efficiency of this door type.

If you are interested in seeing the place where we create North America’s leading handcrafted window and door systems and learning about the production process involved, please contact us to book a visit. We can work with you to accommodate large groups as needed.

If you would like to schedule an onsite presentation for your team or suggest a new course topic, please contact:

Mariana Perez
Continuing Education Coordinator
Phone: 702-643-5700
Email: mariana@panda-windows.com 

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