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Continuing Education

Continuous learning is required to stay competitive in the profession and to serve your clients most effectively. The AIA Continuing Education System (CES) helps you stay up to date.

To ensure the highest quality professional standards, CES Providers complete a comprehensive evaluation. Only CES Providers can offer professional learning units, the hallmark of quality in continuing education and training.

AEC Daily

AECinfo.com has entered into a strategic partnership with AEC Daily (www.aecdaily.com) to provide you with direct access to AEC Daily's many courses that are recognized or approved by 17 different organizations.

AEC Daily is the largest provider of FREE online continuing education to construction professionals. Courses are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and credits are automatically submitted to AIA, CSI and other organizations. Architects, engineers, interior designers and other construction professionals rely on AEC Daily to maintain their accreditation with ease.

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Featured Course Materials

Featured Course Materials
Preview Description Company Open
Louver Design & Performance:From Basic to Extreme
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of the aesthetics, performance and weather resistance features of a variety of louver designs from the basic to the extreme.
RuskinRuskin Open
Sun Control Devices for Energy Efficient Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. This course provides an overview of exterior aluminum shading device systems, including the components, finishes, and design and engineering considerations, as well as a discussion of how shading strategies contribute to LEED« accreditation.
RuskinRuskin Open
Paint 201: High Performance Coatings
Provides an overview of high performance coatings, with a discussion of the range of coatings available, sustainability issues and environmental considerations that influence coating selection, and which coatings to specify depending on the type of project and the extreme conditions it faces.

The majority of this course is made up of sustainable design information and this course may qualify for USGBC approved GBCI CE Hours, please check course details pages for particulars.

The Sherwin-Williams CompanyThe Sherwin-Williams Company Open
Designing a Sustainable Masonry Building Envelope - Continuing Education
Provides an overview of the design elements, components, and construction techniques that characterize sustainable masonry building envelopes.
Mortar Net Solutions«Mortar Net Solutions« Open
Cement Board and Exterior Finishing Systems
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of cement backer board, features and benefits, and versatile interior and exterior applications with a focus on exterior applications, including Cement Board Stucco Systems (CBSS) and Cement Board Masonry Veneer (CBMV). The program reviews CBSS and CBMV components and performance benefits.

This course contains a minimal amount of introductory sustainable design information.

National Gypsum Co.National Gypsum Co. Open
An Overview of Pest Bird Deterrent Systems
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of bird deterrent products, along with a discussion of the characteristics of common pest birds, bird problem assessment, and the issues and concerns associated with the roosting and nesting of pest birds. Complete this class for both AIA and state credit as well as qualifying for HSW credit.
Bird-B-Gone, Inc.Bird-B-Gone, Inc. Open
Seismic Requirements for Suspended Ceiling Systems
Continuing education program, approved for AIA, ASID, IDC, IIDA members.

"Seismic Requirements for Suspended Ceiling Systems" participants may earn 1.0 AIA/CES HSW LU for course number MC9/2011-SC. The presentation will discuss commercial building components, seismic activity and risks in the U.S., how earthquakes have affected suspended ceilings, U.S. seismic codes, and the primary issues involved in designing ceiling components and installation methods for commercial buildings in seismic areas.

Chicago Metallic Company LLCChicago Metallic Company LLC Open
Designing with Metal Ceilings
Continuing education program, approved for AIA, ASID, IDC, IIDA members.

"Designing with Metal Ceilings" is approved for both Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) and American Institute of Architects continuing education credits (AIA/CES). This credit will be accepted by the AIA, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).

Participants will learn about the development of commercial ceilings in the U.S., the construction and finish options for metal ceilings, the applicable ASTM standards regarding metal ceilings (corrosion, acoustics and life safety), and product applications for different project types.

Chicago Metallic Company LLCChicago Metallic Company LLC Open
Paint 101: Paint and Coatings Technology
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Presented By: Joe Kujawski, Sherwin-Williams Company. Provides an overview of paint and coatings technology and includes discussions on the components of paint, paint selection and finishes, green painting solutions, and common paint failures.
The Sherwin-Williams CompanyThe Sherwin-Williams Company Open
Crystalline Waterproofing Technology: Improving Concrete Durability
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of how crystalline technology provides a high level of performance to concrete mixtures, materials, and structures improving their durability and lifespan; and, what design professionals need to know to specify and understand how this chemical technology will enhance building projects.
Xypex Chemical CorporationXypex Chemical Corporation Open
Continuing Education
Hurd offers Continuing Education in person. Contact Hurd's Architectural Services Group at 800-433-4873 to schedule a Hurd box lunch presentation at your firm, AIA chapter meeting, or other event.
Hurd Windows and DoorsHurd Windows and Doors Open
Continuing Education
Daylighting Using Skylights and Curtainwall Systems
Provides an overview of achieving daylighting in building design using skylights and curtainwall. This program includes discussions on the basics of daylighting, glazing options, daylighting methods, creative design, and green benefits of daylighting systems.
Major Industries Inc.Major Industries Inc. Open
Color, Light, and Metamerism
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of color, light, and metamerism and how they affect design choices.
The Sherwin-Williams CompanyThe Sherwin-Williams Company Open
Entrapment Protection for Motorized Doors
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Recognizes the need for entrapment protection devices on motorized commercial and industrial doors, and discusses specifying the appropriate sensing edge actuation method and monitoring function to meet design, safety, and industry code requirements for specific building projects.
Miller Edge, Inc.Miller Edge, Inc. Open
Acoustical Solutions: Designing with Cementitious Wood Fiber Products
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of cementitious wood fiber products in creating acoustically sound commercial spaces. Products including ceiling panels, interior panels, and structural roof deck systems are reviewed. Complete this class for both AIA and state credit as well as qualifying for HSW credit.
Tectum Inc.Tectum Inc. Open
Continuing Education: Smart Safety Design to Prevent Slip and Falls
This program focuses on why designing safety into a project is important. It walks through the steps of implementing a safety plan, and talks about high risk areas for slip and fall accidents. It concludes with a summary of various slip resistant products, discussing the pros and cons of each.

Our Continuing Education course "Smart Safety Design to Prevent Slip and Falls" provides you with 1 Health Safety and Welfare Learning Unit. If you would like us to present a Lunch and Learn to your organization, please fill out the AIA Lunch and Learn Request Form.

SlipNOT« Metal Safety Flooring Div.SlipNOT« Metal Safety Flooring Div. Open
Continuing Education: Emerging Trends in Mail Delivery Equipment
The Florence continuing education course "Emerging Trends in Mail Delivery Equipment" is active on AEC Daily’s Online Learning Center (OLC). This AIA and CSI approved course provides an overview of changes taking place since the United States Postal Service updated the mailbox standard and features consideration of size and installation of centralized mailboxes; space planning requirements associated with the updated specifications; and, ADA regulation considerations.
Florence Manufacturing CompanyFlorence Manufacturing Company Open
AIA Continuing Education
Receive Credits While Learning about Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS). The Continuing Education System of the American Institute of Architects requires members to earn 18 learning unit hours and 6 hours of Health, Safety and Welfare each year.

El Rey Stucco Co., Inc.El Rey Stucco Co., Inc. Open

Continuing Education Announcements

Continuing Education Announcements
Preview Summary Company Date URL
ISO Standards For Fair And Transparent Construction Procurement ISO Standards For Fair And Transparent Construction Procurement
A new series of ISO standards offers the international construction industry practical tools to ensure fair competition, reduce the possibility of abuse and improve predictability in procurement outcomes.
  Apr 5, 2011  
Reflective Roof Coatings Reflective Roof Coatings
The Sherwin-Williams Company offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. Provides an overview of reflective roof coatings and includes discussions on protective roof coatings, types of roof coatings, ...
The Sherwin-Williams CompanyThe Sherwin-Williams Company Jan 26, 2011 URL
Gypsum Board: Beyond Recycled Content Gypsum Board: Beyond Recycled Content
National Gypsum offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. Provides an overview of the characteristics of gypsum board that allow it to contribute to sustainably designed buildings, a look at methods...
National Gypsum Co.National Gypsum Co. Nov 10, 2010 URL
Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board Designed for High STC Wall Assemblies Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board Designed for High STC Wall Assemblies
National Gypsum offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
National Gypsum Co.National Gypsum Co. Sep 3, 2010 URL
Lifting Solutions for the Heavy-Duty Truck and Bus Industry Lifting Solutions for the Heavy-Duty Truck and Bus Industry
Stertil-Koni offers a Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
Stertil-Koni Apr 15, 2010  
Weather Resistant Barriers in Vertical Exterior Walls Weather Resistant Barriers in Vertical Exterior Walls
New FREE on-line continuing education course offered by BioBased Insulation at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
Typar« Weather Protection System, a division of Fiberweb«, Inc. Jun 23, 2009  
Draper Sponsors Free Continuing Education Draper Sponsors Free Continuing Education
Draper offers the following FREE on-line continuing education courses at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center: "Daylighting 201 - A Simple Guide To Motorized Shades And Controls", "Specifying Projection Screens: Critical Factors to Consider", and "Specif...
Draper, Inc.Draper, Inc. May 29, 2009 URL
Materials Chemistry: Using Science to Ensure More Responsible Manufacturing Materials Chemistry: Using Science to Ensure More Responsible Manufacturing
New FREE on-line continuing education course offered by Steelcase at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
Steelcase, Inc. May 19, 2009  
SUMMER 09 Online Sustainable Design Classes at the BAC SUMMER 09 Online Sustainable Design Classes at the BAC
Registration is now open.
  May 5, 2009  
Thermal Performance: Energy Efficiency Through Insulation Thermal Performance: Energy Efficiency Through Insulation
New FREE on-line continuing education course offered by BioBased Insulation at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
BioBased Insulation«, LLC May 5, 2009  
Insulation Energy Savings: Key Issues and Performance Factors Insulation Energy Savings: Key Issues and Performance Factors
As codes tighten and energy costs skyrocket, there is significant and renewed interest in energy performance of buildings.
AEC DailyAEC Daily Apr 19, 2009 URL
  SlipNOT« Becomes AIA Approved
SlipNOT« Metal Safety Flooring is proud to announce the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has approved SlipNOT« as a registered Continuing Education Systems (CES) provider.
SlipNOT« Metal Safety Flooring Div.SlipNOT« Metal Safety Flooring Div. Oct 7, 2008 URL
  AEC DAILY Launches New Continuing Ed Course: Paint 101: What is Paint? (CDN)
AEC Daily adds another Canadian course to its Online Learning Center, "Paint 101: What is Paint?". This course provides information on types of paint, paint finishes, surface preparation and primers.
AEC DailyAEC Daily Jan 24, 2006 URL
  AEC DAILY Launches New Continuing Ed Course: Construction Documents Education Program Part 6: Procurement and Project Document Modifications
AEC Daily launches the 6th in its CSI Construction Documents Education Program: Procurement and Project Document Modifications. This course provides an overview of how procurement and contract documents are changed through addenda and modifications;...
National Gypsum Co.National Gypsum Co. Jan 16, 2006 URL
  AEC DAILY Launches New Continuing Ed Course: Construction Documents Education Program Part 1: Introduction and Overview of Construction Documents
Provides an overview of the history of the construction process including the evolution of the master builder concept, describes the life cycle of a facility and the stages of a project as well as the relationship between project teams.
AEC DailyAEC Daily Sep 25, 2005 URL
  AEC DAILY Launches New Continuing Ed Course: High-Performance Coatings for Industrial Applications
Provides an overview of high-performance coatings for industrial applications...
AEC DailyAEC Daily Jul 31, 2005 URL
  AEC DAILY Launches New Continuing Ed Course: Paint 201: Practical Solutions and Problem-Solving Techniques
Provides an overview of the classification of paints, advantages and disadvantages of latex versus alkyd coatings, surface preparation and priming techniques, and causes and solutions for common paint problems.
AEC DailyAEC Daily Jul 31, 2005 URL
  AEC DAILY Launches New Continuing Ed Course: Accessibility & Detectable Warning Systems: Complying with Current Government Guidelines
Provides an overview of detectable warning systems and applications, including current ADA accessibility guidelines and State of California regulations for detectable warnings at curb ramps, vehicular ways, and transit platforms.
AEC DailyAEC Daily Jul 26, 2005 URL
  AEC DAILY Launches New Continuing Ed Course: Acoustical Basics for Ceiling and Wall Systems
Provides an overview of acoustical basics for ceiling and wall systems, including a discussion of sound and hearing basics, acoustical measures, and acoustical design considerations.
AEC DailyAEC Daily Jul 26, 2005 URL
  AEC DAILY Launches New Continuing Ed Course: Acoustical Ceiling and Wall Systems
Explore the manufacturing methods, materials, and applicable ASTM Standards that will enhance understanding of aesthetic, acoustical, and budgetary issues of acoustical ceiling and wall systems.
AEC DailyAEC Daily Jul 26, 2005 URL

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