We recommend our Architectural Representative meet with you and your firm to offer trainings to provide fine door solutions. Ultimately, it is our goal to be a resource to you on your current or next project, and the best way to do this is to offer a team-based approach, offering time, advice, and solutions at your disposal, while creating and solidifying relationships.
We also offer levels of training based on knowledge and experience level to tailor it to the needs and understanding of each architect. Architects are always welcome to join in on a plant tour with any dealer to learn more about our products and to see how we can match detail, alignments, and variety of options offered.
As an architect, you are required to continue your education and maintain your credentials. Upstate Door is proud to offer American Institute of Architects (AIA) accredited trainings.
We currently offer three AIA accredited trainings:
1. A Peer into Veneer and Suitable Substrates
Begin with a look at the basic advantages and characteristics of wood and wood products. Learn about cutting and slicing wood and how it affects veneer. Move on to learn how to specify panel layouts and the advantages and disadvantages of various substrates for architectural woodwork applications.
2. Challenges of Wood Doors in Coastal Environments
We begin by focusing on understanding what a coastal environment is and how it can cause potential challenges relating to wood doors. This course covers proper wood species selection for exterior use, hardware and weatherstrip considerations, appropriate elevations, overhang and sills. Learn about importance of sealing, screen doors, and understand differences between impact rated and water rated door products.
3. Moldings and Doors: The Built In Value of Any Home or Commercial Project
A well-designed trim package not only adds value to your home, it increases the health and well-being of the people living there. This course will discuss many challenges that can arise when working with raw materials – challenges that if considered at the beginning stage of the design process, could maximize the value of the project relative to design, yield, and meeting client expectations.