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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
Exploring Design Possibilities with Polymer Concrete
AIA Continuing Education program from Düraamen.
Duraamen Engineered Products Inc.Duraamen Engineered Products Inc. Open
Suspended Ceilings and Acoustical Solutions Using Stone Wool
Continuing education program, approved for AIA, ASID, IDC, IIDA members.

“Suspended Ceilings and Acoustical Solutions Using Stone Wool” explains the features and benefits of stone wool acoustical ceiling panels and metal ceiling suspension systems. Participants also will gain an understanding of acoustical challenges and resolutions for commercial buildings’ ceilings, and how to create safer indoor environments with increased fire protection, mold and mildew resistance and improved indoor air quality.

Chicago Metallic Company LLCChicago Metallic Company LLC 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 GypsumNational Gypsum 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
Exploring Design Possibilities with Polymer Concrete Exploring Design Possibilities with Polymer Concrete
AIA / CES Lunch & Learn Seminar offered by Duraamen Engineered Products Inc., Skolnick Arch. & Design, July 24th New York, NY
Duraamen Engineered Products Inc.Duraamen Engineered Products Inc. Jul 18, 2014 URL
ROCKFONs AIA/CES courses address ceiling design considerations ROCKFON's AIA/CES courses address ceiling design considerations
ROCKFON® supports architects’ professional development with educational courses on ceiling design considerations and best practices. Current programs include: “Suspended Ceilings and Acoustical Solutions using Stone Wool” and “D...
Chicago Metallic Company LLCChicago Metallic Company LLC May 29, 2014 URL
Louver Design & Performance:From Basic to Extreme Louver Design & Performance:From Basic to Extreme
Ruskin offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. Provides an overview of the aesthetics, performance and weather resistance features of a variety of louver designs from the basic to the extreme.
RuskinRuskin Jan 21, 2014 URL
Sun Control Devices for Energy Efficient Design Sun Control Devices for Energy Efficient Design
Ruskin offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. Provides an overview of exterior aluminum shading device systems, including the components, finishes, and design and engineering considerations, as w...
RuskinRuskin Sep 18, 2013 URL
Paint 201: High Performance Coatings Paint 201: High Performance Coatings
The Sherwin-Williams Company offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
The Sherwin-Williams CompanyThe Sherwin-Williams Company Mar 13, 2013 URL
Designing a Sustainable Masonry Building Envelope Designing a Sustainable Masonry Building Envelope
New Continuing Education course. Provides an overview of the design elements, components, and construction techniques that characterize sustainable masonry building envelopes. Sponsored by Mortar Net Solutions.
Mortar Net Solutions®Mortar Net Solutions® Mar 9, 2013 URL
Cement Board and Exterior Finishing Systems Cement Board and Exterior Finishing Systems
National Gypsum offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. Provides an overview of cement backer board, features and benefits, and versatile interior and exterior applications with a focus on exterio...
National GypsumNational Gypsum Dec 5, 2012 URL
Paint 101: Paint and Coatings Technology Paint 101: Paint and Coatings Technology
New FREE on-line continuing education course offered by The Sherwin-Williams Company at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
The Sherwin-Williams CompanyThe Sherwin-Williams Company May 17, 2012 URL
JPS Engineer Customers: Please Join Us for a Special Lunch and Engineering Seminar JPS Engineer Customers: Please Join Us for a Special Lunch and Engineering Seminar
This unique event is a great opportunity to enjoy fine food, meet and mingle with your fellow engineers, and learn more about Earth Shield® waterstop products and their role in Louisiana's environmental sustainability.
JP Specialties, Inc.JP Specialties, Inc. Mar 27, 2012 URL
Waterstops for Chemical Resistance (PDH Certified) From JP Specialties Waterstops for Chemical Resistance (PDH Certified) From JP Specialties
Upcoming FREE Feb. 15th Webinar... Earn PDH for Your Engineering License
JP Specialties, Inc.JP Specialties, Inc. Feb 11, 2012 URL
New Continuing Education Opportunity From Maxxon Corporation New Continuing Education Opportunity From Maxxon Corporation
Maxxon® Corporation is committed to developing solutions for a world of floor challenges and educating architects and contractors on how these innovations enhance building safety, sustainability, and overall quality.
Maxxon Corp.Maxxon Corp. Dec 13, 2011 URL
Düraamen Installers Edge Workshop Düraamen Installers Edge Workshop
2-day hands-on workshop, December 8 & 9 Newark, NJ. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind workshop for concrete flooring professionals!
Duraamen Engineered Products Inc.Duraamen Engineered Products Inc. Nov 11, 2011 URL
Entrapment Protection for Motorized Doors Entrapment Protection for Motorized Doors
Miller Edge offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. This course explains the need for entrapment protection devices on motorized commercial and industrial doors and discusses how to specify the ap...
Miller Edge, Inc.Miller Edge, Inc. May 27, 2011 URL
Wausau Tile Now PCI Certified Wausau Tile Now PCI Certified
We are pleased to announce that Wausau Tile, Inc., Rothschild, Wisconsin has earned Certification in the PCI Plant Certification Program.
Wausau TileWausau Tile May 10, 2011 URL
Da-Lite Adds Larger VESA Flat Panel Mounts Da-Lite Adds Larger VESA Flat Panel Mounts
Da-Lite Screen Company Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of four VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) standard mounts to their flat panel monitor mount product offerings.
Da-LiteDa-Lite Apr 19, 2011 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  
Da-Lite Introduces Mount Selector Online Tool Da-Lite Introduces Mount Selector Online Tool
Da-Lite's new Mount Selector is an easy online tool that can be used to determine which Advance mount is compatible with your flat panel monitor or projector.
Da-LiteDa-Lite Mar 1, 2011 URL
Daylighting Using Skylights and Curtainwall Systems Daylighting Using Skylights and Curtainwall Systems
Major Industries offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. Provides an overview of achieving daylighting in building design using skylights and curtainwall. This program includes discussions on the ...
Major Industries Inc.Major Industries Inc. Feb 28, 2011 URL
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 GypsumNational Gypsum Nov 10, 2010 URL

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