An Educational Program

Designed to Meet the Needs
of Architects and Specifiers

PROFILES IN EXTERIORS*

An educational program on residential and commercial siding in exterior design

Designed to help architects keep abreast of the latest technological advancements in vinyl siding and accessories and how these advancements have impacted aesthetics, design flexibility, durability, weatherization and costs of siding projects. Find out how to use vinyl siding to achieve your desired design.

  • Seminars can be held in a variety of settings - from individual design firms to off-site locations by Alside representatives throughout the country.

POPULARITY OF VINYL SIDING

Learn about the...

  • Environmental advantages
  • Maintenance advantages
  • Affordability
  • Design flexibility - profiles, exposures and styles
  • Quality and performance characteristics
  • Advances in color technology

 

PROFILES IN EXTERIOR COURSE OUTLINE

A. Overview

  • Program provides 1.0 Learning Units and 1.0 HSW hour -- both include a box lunch. A longer 2 hour program is also available.

B. Facilitator Introduction

C. Program Introduction
Definition of program: designed to help architects keep abreast of the latest technological advancements in vinyl siding and accessories and how these advancements have impacted aesthetics, design flexibility, durability, weatherization.

D. Alside Background

  • Brief introduction regarding Alside's history, philosophy, manufacturing capabilities, etc.,
  • E. Siding Story

    • Industry statistics and cost versus other building materials
    • Emergence of vinyl

    F. Manufacturing Process

    • Discussion of raw materials and their impact on product performance

    G. Popularity Growth of Vinyl Siding

    • Environmental advantages
    • Maintenance advantages
    • Affordability
    • Design flexibility - profiles, exposures and styles
    • Old projects versus new - (architectural detail - fascia, trim, scallops, vertical applications, soffit, gables, etc.)
    • Quality and performance characteristics (durability and rigidity)-VSI Certification
    • Advances in color technology

    H. Siding Trends

    • Learn the proper criteria to evaluate current materials

    I. Industry Standards

    • ASTM, UL, Regional Codes, VSI, etc.

    J. Proper Installation and Creative Use of Materials to Maximize Visual Appeal

    K. Program Wrap-Up

    • Q&A - discussion
    • Evaluation



    For additional information
    on Alside's Profiles in
    Exteriors programs,
    please call 1-800-257-4335, ext. 7627
    or visit www.aiaonline.com

     

    *Program registered with AIA/CES for health, safety and welfare hours.

    CSI and AIBD credits also available.


    • Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Alside is an industry leader in vinyl building products including siding, windows, and residential fencing, decks and rail systems.


    • Alside developed America's first baked enamel aluminum siding for residential applications in 1947.


    • In 1996, Alside introduced the industry's first one-piece reinforced vinyl siding, Charter Oak™.
    • Alside products are available nationwide through more than 100 Alside Supply Centers and independent distributors.

     

     

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