AIA Continuing Education

AIA Continuing EducationHope’s Windows is a registered AIA Continuing Education Provider. We offer one-hour Lunch & Learn seminars at no cost to your firm or chapter meeting as well as a two-hour comprehensive manufacturing plant tour at our campus in Jamestown, New York.



For more information or to schedule a live seminar in your area contact:
Cheryl Evan, AIA CES Coordinator
Phone: 716-665-5124 ext. 377
Fax: 716-665-3365

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Available Courses

The Renaissance of the Steel Window

Explore the features and benefits of modern steel windows while broadening your understanding of the raw material and fabrication process. This presentation focuses on the following learning objectives:

  • The evolution of steel windows including the technological innovations in manufacturing processes and materials
  • The characteristics and design capabilities associated with various types of steel and comparisons to other raw materials commonly utilized in window and door fabrication
  • Typical applications of modern steel windows and doors in new building construction as well as historic replacement projects
  • Provide a thorough overview of the latest trends and inherent benefits of specifying a steel window and door system

Course No. HOP102
Length: 1 hour
Credit: 1 LU/HSW

The Security of Steel

Explore the features and benefits of steel as it pertains to the design and manufacture of secure window systems for Correctional and Behavioral Health facilities. This program will broaden your understanding of the manufacturing and finishing process as well as the unique requirements of secure facilities and the importance of certified testing and performance data.

Course No. HOP202
Length: 1 hour
Credit: 1 LU

Plant Tour Manufacturing of Hot-Rolled Steel Windows & Doors

Join us at 84 Hopkins Avenue in Jamestown, New York for a truly handcrafted experience. We will guide you through the steel window manufacturing process step-by-step, from shop drawings to the finished product. The plant tour will demonstrate the unique capabilities that hot-rolled steel offers as a window and door material. These unique physical attributes–strength, durability, and life cycle–are apparent throughout the process.  A combination of old skills and new technology make this a learning experience unlike any other.

Course No. HOP103
Length: 2 hours
Credit: 2 LU/HSW

Hope's Operations During COVID-19

Like all businesses and organizations throughout the United States, Hope’s has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. As you would expect, our first priority is the health and safety of our employees, representatives, distributors, and customers who all make it possible for us to consistently provide the highest level of products and services.

In light of President Trump’s “15 Days to Slow the Spread” guidelines we implemented procedures and protocols to do our part including social distancing, sanitizing, and stepping down occupancy of our campus buildings.

On Friday March 20, New York’s Gov. Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.8 requiring all non-essential businesses to reduce the number of on-site employees by 100% effective March 22, 2020. Therefore, in compliance, we have temporarily suspended manufacturing operations.

Hope’s has submitted an official request to New York State to be designated an “essential business,” which when granted would permit Hope’s to continue manufacturing and shipping product. We expect to receive a positive response within the next two days.

In the meantime, Hope’s administrative, sales, project management, and engineering personnel are working remotely from home and continue to be available to communicate with our valued customers. We are continuing to estimate, submit bids, and produce shop drawings for contract work.

To access employee contact information, please refer to our Meet Our Team page.

Hope’s will remain diligent and highly responsive to all our customers and will keep you updated with future developments.

Be safe and stay healthy!

Randy Manitta

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