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Horner Millwork is a registered AIA/CES regional provider (provider #40107222). In partnership with our suppliers, we can offer architects over a dozen courses to help broaden the necessary knowledge while earning continuing education credits. Conducted by Horner's Architectural Reps, these programs are offered in the convenience of the firm's office or on site at our training center in Somerset, MA.



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Safety, Design and Construction of Preassembled Stairs
This course explores the history of staircases from the earliest designs to the designs of today that meet strict code compliance. The anatomy of the stair is explored along with the construction techniques of preassembled stairs versus site built stairs.
Learning Units: 1.5 | LU | HSW


North Atlantic Corp: Tour of Manufacturing Plant only
Tour a 215,000 sq ft state of the art manufacturing facility. See the production of millwork products including windows and doors as well as custom manufacturing from raw material to stairs, doors and mouldings.
Learning Units: 1.5 | LU (Tour takes place in Somerset, MA)

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Replicating Windows and Doors for Historical Renovations
Learn the benefits of preserving and/or restoring existing buildings; history of the window in early American Architecture; historically approved light and glazing options, finishes and casings; and who are the players having jurisdiction for Historical Renovation projects and Tax Incentives for these projects.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW

Sustainable & Energy Efficient Windows & Doors: Contribution to Green Buildings
Learn how quality windows and doors can contribute to sustainable green design due to their durability and energy-efficient technology; what are the different ?Green Building? voluntary rating systems and how do they affect the selection of windows and doors; learn the importance of selecting the right windows and doors to meet the benefits of environmental stewardship; and reinforce the advantages of ?Green Building? and it?s benefits to the environment, economy, health, and community.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW | SD

Glass Performance for Today?s Building Codes & Designs
Learn how glass aides in energy efficiency; how certain types of glass can protect you from theft, UV rays, impact; what are some of the new innovative coatings for glass; and what are today?s technological advances in glass.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW | SD

Finishing Touches: Enhancements, Options & Trends for Windows & Doors
Learn what are the current options for windows and doors that gives Architects unique design flexibility; what are the benefits to the Design Professional and to the Customer from state of art enhancements for windows and doors; and how do these new window & door trends affect the green movement and universal design.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW

Impact Design in the Fenestration Industry
Learn what are some of the current policies and procedures in evaluating the need for impact design window and door products; which glazing systems and hardware components are best suited for Impact Design; who are the major players in certifying and evaluating impact products; and how can the right impact product protect your greatest investment - your home and/or business.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW

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Reviving the Lost Art of Mouldings
Understand the origin of classic molding design. Learn how moldings, used correctly, have the power to change the way people experience a room. Rediscover the lost art of crafting moldings. Learn how to specify historic moldings utilizing today?s materials for lasting results and satisfied clients.
Learning Units: 1 | LU

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Enhancing Sustainable Designs withRetractable Screening
Learn about the innovation of retractable screen solutions and how these systems integrate with sustainable approaches to design. Participants will discover the various benefits of retractable screens and how they enhance environmentally sound projects in some of the following areas: improving indoor air quality, reducing building heat gain, maximizing energy savings, connecting indoor and outdoor spaces, and realizing long term economic value.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW | SD

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Improving Occupant Comfort and Building Performance with Motorized Screens
Learn about the sustainable deliverables of motorized retractable screen systems from occupant comfort to improved building performance. Gain practical ?how to? knowledge on integrating retractable solutions into various project applications.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW | SD



The Use of Stile & Rail Construction and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) in Door Design
This course will provide a detailed overview of stile and rail construction method, its history of use in the United States and its important role in door design. The course also includes a comprehensive survey of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), its characteristics and use for stile and rail door applications.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW

Opening the Door to Green Building and Sustainable Design
Learning objectives include: 1) Define Green Building and understand how doors can contribute to Green Building and sustainable design, 2) Understand Green Product options for Paint Grade Doors and how they can contribute to LEED Credits and design, 3) Understand Green Product options for Stain Grade Doors and how they can contribute to LEED Credits and design, 4) Understand how door manufacturers can contribute to green manufacturing and sustainable practices.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW | SD

Balancing Budget, Function and Design for Commercial Openings
Have you ever wanted to increase the design impact of your commercial door openings? This new AIA/CES program from TruStile Doors will give participants a strong understanding of the critical aspects of commercial openings that must be considered when attempting to balance budget, function and design. After this course participants will be better equipped to design and budget an opening that meets their design objectives.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW

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Building Code and Regulatory Compliance for Doors
Learning objectives include: 1) Structural Performance (Wind Load & Impact), 2) Energy Efficiency (Thermal), 3) Fire Safety Learning Objective, and 4) Acoustical (Sound Transmission)
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW

Guide to Residential Interior & Exterior Doors and Door Systems
Learning objectives include: Types and construction of 1) Interior Doors ? flush, molded and stile & rail; 2) Exterior Doors ? steel and fiberglass; 3) Exterior Door Systems ? steel, wood and composite frames; and 4) trends in the marketplace.
Learning Units: 1 | LU

How Interior Doors can contribute to LEED® Projects
Learning Units: 1 | LU

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An Introduction to Stile and Rail Wood Doors and MDF
This course will better inform the designer about the history, designs and features of doors with supplemental images and videos included. The designer will be able to compare the customization options
of modern doors, as well as review MDF router carved doors and fire rated doors.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW

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Column Options for the 21st Century
A one hour course exploring modern column manufacturing including, alternatives to wood columns, processes involved in manufacturing and how modern materials cut costs by saving money in installation. This course also discusses how to design traditional millwork elements without using wood. This presentation meets every experience level.
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW

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Environmental Wood Doors & LEED
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW | SD

MDF Doors & their Contribution to LEED Credits
Learning Units: 1 | LU | HSW | SD

Positive Pressure Requirements for Wood Doors
Learning Units: 1 | LU

Veneer 2011
Veneer Specifics for Wood Doors
Learning Units: 1 | LU

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Understanding Wood Door Construction Standards
Learning Units: 1 | LU

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