The American Institute of Architects

Continuing Education Systems
AIA/CES Registered Provider Program Summaries
AEP is approved by IEMSI and AIA as certified face to face presenters, and we are eager to provide AIA credited Lunch & Learn and walk through presentations offered by the various manufacturers, we represent. Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a lunch & learn, and we will be glad to schedule a date that works with your calendar. These are the Continuing Education Programs available for your review: 

Provider: Cambridge Architectural, J845
Program #: CA0507
Program: Lunch & Learn: Architectural Mesh Systems – Design Freedom and Functionality
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 LU hour
Description: This course explores woven metal fabric – used historically as a utilitarian industrial product - as a new architectural material that provides valuable functionality in addition to stunningly unique aesthetics.
Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about architectural mesh's origins and history to the present day
  • Learn the variety of architectural functions that mesh serves
  • Learn about three major components of an architectural mesh system
  • Learn why and how to specify an architectural mesh system
  • Learn about the many sustainable or green attributes of architectural mesh
  • Learn how architectural mesh compares in cost to alternative architectural products

Provider: Kalzip Inc
Program #: AIAKAL 102A
Program: Specifying High-Performance Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 learning unit
Description: The seminar offers practical advice and guidance on the fundamentals of standing seam roofing and cladding. Tackling pertinent issues faced by specifiers and design teams the presentation focuses on key stages of the project, providing clear direction, both technically and commercially, through the various stages of specification, design, delivery, and installation.
Learning objectives: The seminar will give specifiers a blueprint to work from, enabling them to make more informed decisions about their roofing specification, by understanding the correct application of standing seam roofing products and systems. After completion of this course, attendees will have a more in-depth knowledge of the following areas:

  • Project product capabilities
  • Metal roofing history
  • Modern roll forming processes
  • Panel types & design options
  • Available materials & finishes
  • Typical details & assembly
  • Role of the installer
  • Key specification points

DELTA® Academy AIA Courses

DELTA® Academy offers the following AIA Credit Courses with Architectural Record's Continuing Education:
Click on this link for a complete description of each course: https://www.dorken.com/en/delta-academy/

Building Enclosures
DELTA® Academy AIA Course - Moisture Control Fundamentals
The threat of the damaging effects of moisture in building enclosures can be compounded if all the materials in the wall assembly are not compatible. This course equips today's building professional with the knowledge to choose the right materials to control enclosure moisture.

DELTA® Academy AIA Course - Thermal Control Fundamentals

Thermal control is critical in achieving optimal energy-efficiency and avoiding condensation in the building enclosure. This course focuses on the modern building science principles needed to build for today's environment and occupant demands.

DELTA® Academy AIA Course - Air Control Fundamentals
Controlling air infiltration and exfiltration is paramount in achieving energy-efficient buildings. This course examines what is required to achieve airtightness in buildings and outlines how to detail air barrier systems.

High-performance Building
DELTA® Academy AIA Course - Exterior Air Barrier Systems
Environmental elements like extreme temperatures, UV rays, and wind-driven rain must always be considered when selecting exterior building materials. This the presentation will help you understand changing codes and standards, why airtightness is important for commercial buildings, and how to detail exterior air barrier systems.

DELTA® Academy AIA Course - Exterior Continuous Insulation
R-values are becoming a thing of the past when it comes to modern, high-performance commercial buildings. For most buildings, continuous exterior insulation will be the new normal. This presentation will help you understand thermal control fundamentals.

Program Overview: Today, many new buildings must meet the ASHRAE 90.1 requirements for thermal performance. This is a tough objective since the documented proof is required. Effective R-values must be met, not just nominal values, which means that high conductivity materials that cause thermal bridges must be considered in the modeling and calculations. Often, meeting ASHRAE's challenging prescriptive compliance is not even enough; some designers look to walls to make up for thermal performance shortfalls from other parts of the building enclosure – such as high glazing area percentages. Many of today's conventional wall assemblies fall short of even basic compliance, causing larger, thicker, and more costly assemblies than ever before. Learn what current wall assemblies are getting closest to the target performance levels, what the code–prescribed targets are for your region, and what some innovative companies and designers are doing to solve this issue, both with conventional and proprietary approaches while saving cost at the same time.

Learning Objectives: In this course, you will:

  • Understand what building types are subject to the ASHRAE 90.1 Thermal Performance standard.
  • Understand the compliance paths available for the ASHRAE 90.1 standard.
  • Understand the non-linear effect that highly conductive wall components have on the total effective wall R-value.
  • Understand how current conventional wall assemblies compare from a thermal point of view.
  • Identify aspects of exterior wall detailing to target for thermal improvements.
  • Become aware of several conventional and state-of-the-art proprietary approaches that have been used in the past year to solve these issues and reduce costs.

Course # 1

Provider: Fiberesin
Provider: # 38869798
Program: # SW205
Length: 1 Hour 
Credits: HSW / SD 
Program Overview: This program uses case studies to highlight why Phenolic Architectural Panels are an excellent exterior façade option. The presentation covers how the physical properties of phenolic panels are derived, testing and how proper detailing can keep projects on budget.

  • Describe how multiple objectives can be met with phenolic rainscreen panels
  • Understanding how material tests can increase the scope of application
  • Understand how installation detailing effects cost
  • Describe basic Rainscreen Principles

Course # 2

Provider: Fiberesin
Provider: # 38869798
Program: # SW101
Program Title: Phenolic Panels for Durable Wall Coverings and Cladding
Length: 1 Hour 
Credits: HSW / SD 
Program Overview: Phenolic panels are the versatile building material for both interior wall coverings and exterior cladding, and are ideal wherever both durability and appearance is important. This course explains how the manufacturing process imparts a wide range of performance attributes to phenolic panels, discusses their role in sustainable design, and presents the diverse array of applications that benefit from the strength and beauty of phenolic wall panels.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how phenolic panel manufacturing results in a strong, durable, nonporous the product that will not delaminate or off-gas over its long lifespan.
  • Discuss how phenolic panels made of FSC® certified wood and bearing a Declare the label can contribute toward satisfying the requirements of certain LEED® v4 Materials and Resources credits.
  • Describe the UV, climate, impact, chemical, stain, moisture, and fire resistance properties of a phenolic panel that contribute to its sustainability as a long-lasting the material in both interior and exterior applications.
  • Apply high yield, low waste techniques to the variety of decorative and installation options available with phenolic wall panels.

Provider: Millennium Forms #404108846
Program # AIAMF 1024
Program: Light Interference Color Stainless
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1 Learning Unit
Description: This program will provide a
brief introduction to stainless steel and the
electrochemical coloring process of stainless
steel known as light interference color (LIC).
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • • Evolution of metals in construction and architecture
  • • Understand Light Interference Color (LIC) and the process by which it is created
  • • Application and Limitations
  • • LIC characteristics & the effect of viewing angles, light conditions and material finish on color

AIA #: 38870771
Program #: PRUSACESAIA01                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Program:  High Pressure Laminates (HPL) in Building Design
Provider #: 404109088
Credits: 1 LUIHSW
Description:  This course will follow the evolution of the engineered stone rainscreen panel and investigate its impact on sustainable, versatile, and constructible design

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • Participants will be able to define Sustainability and identify how engineered stone panels contributes to the three pillars of sustainability:  Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability
  • Participants will understand the Versatility of features gained from engineered stone panels and how they relate to more traditional panel offerings
  • Participants will learn the various methods of designing with engineered stone panels, their Constructability, and how engineered stones are redefining Rainscreens.
  • Participants will be able to identify the Compatibility of engineered stone panels with their own design philosophies.

How Taught: This course is taught by certified representatives, using PowerPoint, as a lunch and learn the course. The instructor will record attendance on AIA documents A/V Needs A PC laptop-compatible projector.
Target Audience: All levels of design and project architects, specifiers, interior designers, owners, and other design professionals. The ideal audience size can be 10-40 people.
Facilitator Qualifications: All Architectural sales representatives have undergone extensive training in the design and installation of the various architectural products and systems.
Costs: The course is free of charge.
Expiration Date: This course is available for AIA/CES credit

AIA #: 38870771
Program:  Specifying Fiber Cement Wall Systems
Provider #: #T207
Credits: 1HSW/LU
Description:  Best Practices for Modern Buildings

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the differences between different kinds of fiber cement claddings, including available texture and coating options, and identify ways in which fiber cement can contribute to sustainability goals
  • Discuss the lifetime costs of fiber cement and other cladding materials
  • Describe updates to energy code as it related to the exterior wall assembly and the advantages and disadvantages of different attachment methods for fiber cement through continuous exterior insulation
  • Explain what types of fire tests are required by the code for facades with fiber cement, including walls with exterior insulation

Provider: ABET Inc.
Program:  Phenolic Architectural Panels Detailing and Installation / SW206
Length: 1 Hour
Credits: 1 LU/HSW

Program Overview:  This program takes an in-depth look at Concealed Fastener Systems for Phenolic Panels when used as exterior cladding. We will make the connection between wall details, shop drawings, and installer expertise to bring projects in on time and within budget.

Learning Objectives: In this course, you will:

  • Understand the hygrothermal movement that phenolic panels experience as exterior wall cladding and the use of rainscreen systems to accommodate movement.
  • Discuss the Concealed Fixing Systems available for phenolic panels and the importance of the wall section details and shop drawings.
  • Apply high yield, low waste techniques to minimize waste and control cost of the phenolic panel cladding system.
  • Understanding best practices for installation. Including choosing qualified installers who will keep timelines and budgets.

Method: The CES facilitator utilizes a PowerPoint presentation to advance the learning objectives listed above.

Target Audience: Architects, building owners, interior designers, and other design professionals who would like to learn about Exterior Grade Phenolic (EGP) and how to specify the EGP effectively in applications.

Facilitator Qualifications: All facilitators have been trained on the CES guidelines and have had an in-depth study on the materials covered in the presentation. In addition, ongoing training is provided to keep the facilitator current on any new information that arises on this topic.

For more information, contact:
Joseph Polak CSI
Architectural Engineered products
3524 Foot Hills Drive
Weatherford, TX 76087

(817) 600-2074


Additional Programs

GreenCE is an online resource for design professionals who want to learn more about sustainable design, conservation, and LEED related topics. Our mission is to educate design professionals about environmental benefits, health benefits, and economic benefits when designing a structure. All courses on this website qualify for AIA's new SD credit. You will receive 1 AIA/HSW/SD LU.