Architectural Services & Continuing Education

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Architectural Services & Continuing Education

Loewen’s Architectural Services division was created with the imagination and passion of Architects in mind. This consultative service exists to collaborate Loewen’s technical expertise and manufacturing experience with visionaries who live to design, create and inspire.

Contact Us by Email
architecture@loewen.com

Dealer Network

In addition to Loewen’s Architectural Services, we also have a large dealer network including territory managers available throughout Canada and the United States to serve and assist the architectural community. These sales professionals are able to provide detailed information, service and pricing for all Loewen products. Loewen representatives are available for informative product demonstrations, office/site visits, architectural luncheons (which may qualify for AIA Continuing Education Credits), or other functions that require fenestration expertise.

Product Samples & Displays

Portable product samples and displays are available through Loewen Territory Managers and the dealer network. These tools aid in understanding product differences and features.
Loewen products are displayed at trade and home shows, including both large national conferences and local exhibitions.

AIA Continuing Education Program

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Loewen is a AIA CES Registered Provider, proud to be a partner with the American Institute of Architects The AIA recognizes that continuing education in architecture is      crucial to advancing and improving the profession. Loewen is pleased to provide Architects with continuing education to maintain competency, to prepare for the future,      to fulfill the continuing education requirements for AIA membership, and frequently to renew state license requirements.


Available Courses

Earn your credits with Loewen AIA CES seminars. Please see the list below for available seminars.

Advanced Environmental Finishes for Windows and Doors

Participants of this course will learn how different paint and anodized finishes rate when compared to architectural specifications. Participants will also learn about the application process to assure a quality product is provided.

Course code: 04232014
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 LU hour
HSW: Yes

Architectural Tour of Unique Historic and Modern Buildings in Winnipeg, Canada

Guided bus tour of the city to view the Brutalist, Art Deco and Neoclassical architecture that lies within Winnipeg. This includes an inspiring tour of the LEED Platinum certified Manitoba Hydro Building, Hermetic Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building, Architectural tour of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

Course code: Loe1606WPG
Length: 3 hours
Credits: 3 LU hours
HSW: No

Architectural Tour: Loewen Manufacturing Plant

The Loewen Manufacturing Plant Tour will expose architects to the techniques, methods, and science behind the expertly crafted Loewen products. Participants will be educated on energy efficiency, sustainability, and the importance of specifying the ideal fenestration products for each project. They will also be exposed to the advantages of using Loewen Architectural Services along with the benefits of lean manufacturing. The tour will include raw materials processing (lumber, glass, metal), and assembly lines.

Course code: 042314TOUR
Length: 3 hours
Credits: 3 LU hours
HSW: Yes

Fenestration Installation for High Performance Residential Building Envelopes

Improper design and/or non-conforming application of building envelope materials has been demonstrated to cause premature building envelope failure. Architects may specify premium materials, but shortcuts and errors in the final installation can impact budgets, time frames, building life span, and increase legal liabilities.  As one of the elements that bisect the interior/exterior plane, window and door integrations are a critical element of the building envelope as a whole. Poor installations can carry significant liability, due to building envelope failure.  This course will review the components of a building envelope, their role in managing air and moisture infiltration, how windows and doors factor into this equation, and general installation processes for high performance residential fenestration.

Course code: LOE1116ENV
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 LU hour
HSW: Yes

Luxury Fenestration Ideals

Windows and doors are one of the largest budget items in a building envelope – they plug holes in wall. And as such, it is crucial to specify products that will enhance the character of the space, while providing excellent performance.

Course code: 042514
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 LU hour
HSW: Yes

Storm Protection For The Luxury Home

Architects need to ensure that the products they specify will meet or exceed their customer’s needs in coastal applications. Storm-resistant luxury products should meet the following criteria:

  • Certification –  Windows & Doors have to be weather resistant & code compliant
  • Design Flexibility – multiple product styles, shapes, and glazing options
  • Minimal Maintenance – extruded aluminum, copper and bronze cladding, durable paint finish
  • Component Durability – stainless steel hardware options
  • Warranty – guarantee of product.

Course code: 042414
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 LU hour
HSW: Yes

Sustainability in the Window and Door Industry

Sustainability and Green Design are not new concepts. This course will review sustainable design measures (LEED), the availability of low-impact materials (materials that require little energy to process and are non-toxic, sustainably manufactured, and/or contain recycled content) and acceptance / promotion of green building.

Course code: 042614
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 LU hour
HSW: Yes
SD: Yes

Video Plant Tour of Loewen Windows and Doors

A video tour of the Loewen manufacturing plant where beautiful, uniquely crafted windows and doors are being made with passion and precision for decades. See the craftsmanship of Loewen’s dedicated artisans.  Wood, glass, and metal is hand selected, and components and hardware undergo close testing and inspection to ensure that their performance, feel and operation are luxurious.  Along with the video presentation will be component samples and operating demo units.

Course code: LWD032017PT
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 LU hour
HSW: Yes