This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will introduce aluminum as an efficient, sustainable alternative to other types of balconies and awnings. Aluminum’s sustainability properties will be examined in addition to its strength and performance characteristics. Bolt-on balconies, also called self-supporting balconies, will also be explored in the context of prefabricated systems. These systems offer practical benefits like ease of installation and added safety. Finally, the course will address key design and installation considerations of these systems as well as building code requirements.
- Examine the performance benefits of aluminum as a building material and why it excels when used in balconies and awnings.
- Discover design options and specification considerations for prefabricated aluminum balconies and railings.
- Compare aluminum and metal awnings and explore design options and specification considerations for prefabricated aluminum awnings and sunshades.
- Review code and installation considerations for balconies and awnings.
Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of aluminum.