Acadian Steel Windows & Doors systems are registered with the National Fenestration Rating Council.

The NFRC is a non-profit organization that empowers consumers who need energy efficient steel windows and doors.  The NFRC label on Riviera Bronze products provides yet another assurance of our excellent energy performance!

For more info about the National Fenestration Rating Council, visit


Acadian Steel Windows & Doors is excited to announce it;s acceptance of the “Miami Dade County Product Control Approved” for its windows & doors.

The Department of Regulatory and Economix Resources Product Control Section for Miami Dade County announces this New Product Approval that provides high wind performance validations for both the consumer and building officials for building code compliance and project architectural design acceptance.

Acadian Steel Windows & Doors were tested for dynamic loads up to 90mph wind speed while extended, exceeding the 75mph wind speed specified in section 3105 of the Florida Building Code.

This product approval also exceeds the qualifications for the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) and the International Building Code (IBC).


The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is the agency charged with licensing and regulating more than one million businesses and professionals in the State of Florida

The Department is under the executive branch of the Governor and is governed by Chapter 120, F.S. The Department is structured according to the requirements of Section 20.165, F.S.


AIA Continuing Education

As an architect, keeping your education current is essential. As zoning and environmental laws change, and more emphasis is placed on sustainable design, smart professionals can use training as a way to grow their business and earn new clients. It is for this reason that state architecture boards and other professional associations, such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA), mandate that all members undergo a minimal amount of training each year.

For busy professionals, however, taking time off to attend seminars and workshops can put a serious drain on their practice. Fortunately, Lorman Education Services offers AIA-approved continuing education training online, through onDemand content and other innovative course delivery methods.

The AIA’s Role in Continuing Education

Each state has different continuing education requirements for architects and engineers. The AIA is responsible for vetting educational institutions and providing other support to its more than 300 state and local chapters. On the AIA website, you can find a helpful interactive map that displays specific continuing education requirements in your area.