Alpine SnowGuards Offers AIA/CES Course on Snow Management Systems

Alpine SnowGuards, a designer and manufacturer of rooftop snow management systems, has become a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES). Being an approved AIA/CES provider allows Alpine SnowGuards to serve the global specifying community with practical information on increasingly complex snow management issues. Alpine SnowGuards offers an AIA/CES course titled “Snow Management Systems: Form Follows Function” that qualifies for 1.5 Learning Units (LU’s) upon completion. The course is available on demand. For more information or to register for the course, click here or visit www.alpinesnowguards.com.

ATAS Introduces New AIA Continuing Education Course on Metal Roofing

A new AIA approved course, “Metal Roofing: History, Material, and Application,” is now available from ATAS International Inc. The learning objectives for the course include:

  • Observe and recognize the history of metal roofing and the different types of metal used
  • Explain the manufacturing process and the importance of finish coatings
  • Describe the differences between low slope roof systems and steep slope roof systems
  • Understand the environmental benefits, sustainable technology and the features of metal roofing

A total of nine AIA approved courses are now offered by ATAS, three of which can also be taken online. All are approved for health, safety, and welfare (HSW) learning units by the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System. 

The three courses available online are:

  • Demystifying Rain Screen Systems Utilizing Metal Wall Panels 
  • Metal Roofing: History, Material, and Application 
  • Sustainable Building Envelopes

Three of ATAS’ courses are also approved by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), including the Sustainable Building Envelopes course available online. All three of the online courses, in addition to the six others, are available as in-person live learning sessions. As a registered AIA Continuing Education Passport Provider for many years, ATAS can also offer continuing education credit for two live plant tours: a facility which manufactures building envelope components from metal, and a metal coil coating facility.

Lee Ann M. Slattery, ATAS’ Sales Support Manager, stated, “We are pleased to add to our course offering, and to provide continuing education in a variety of ways. ATAS understands that online learning opportunities are desirable, in addition to live learning sessions. We will continue to offer all nine of our courses in-person for those located across the country who are seeking to bring education into their firms.”

All of ATAS International’s continuing education courses can be found at https://www.atas.com/education.

For more information, visit www.atas.com.

Rheinzink Offers Updated CEU Course

Rheinzink America is offering an updated AIA-approved CEU course explaining the use of its zinc alloy in various architectural applications. The course offers 1.00 AIA LU/HSW Learning Unit and 1.00 GBCI Continuing Education Unit. The course credits fulfill requirements for both AIA and GBCI and is available through Hanley Wood University. The title of the course is: “Sustainable Application and Design using Titanium Zinc Roofing and Cladding.” The CEU units are also available through a “lunch and learn” presentation given by Rheinzink regional sales managers.

The course and presentation include an explanation of the environmental aspects of zinc, the attributes of architectural zinc, and a description of the metal’s properties, aesthetics, technical aspects, and design applications. Also included is a description of typical roofing and cladding profiles and an explanation of the patina process that is one of zinc’s most distinguishing characteristics.

To schedule a presentation in your office, call 781-729-0812, or for more information on Rheinzink, visit www.rheinzink.us.

McElroy Metal Offers Online AIA Course on Metal Roof Design

McElroy Metal is offering a continuing education course in metal roof design for architects at AECdaily.com. The course, “Metal Roof Design: Top 10 Problems and How to Solve Them,” is based on an article and seminar conducted for the Roof Consultants Institute by metal roofing industry experts Brian Gardner and Charlie Smith. The article can be accessed by members via this link.

Metal roofing is gaining in popularity in both commercial and residential markets due to its durability, low operational cost and sustainability. Owner expectations for this product family have increased as well and now include heightened aesthetics and long-term performance. While metal roofing systems are certainly up to these challenges, when they fail due to improper installation, the results are costly. Consequently, it’s imperative designers have full knowledge of metal roof design and detailing. The course covers 10 problems metal roof designers face and describes how these problems can be prevented through proper design.

For more information, visit http://www.mcelroymetal.com.

New Course Instructs Architects About Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs

“Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs” is a new AIA continuing education course, developed by S-5! and MBCI to help architects discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures.

This is a one hour AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) learning unit course. It offers architects the opportunity to learn about wind uplift requirements, testing and proper wind mitigation specification techniques as well as metal roof options and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics.

Architects and firms requesting a presentation of this course will learn about:

  • Current wind uplift tests and how they are performed
  • Wind uplift ratings, wind zones and specific wind uplift requirements
  • Specific metal roof products, panel profiles and applications that perform best for wind uplift
  • Methods and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics for metal roofs
  • Wind control value engineering techniques and refer to project specific examples
  • The proper selection and specification techniques of wind-rated roofs and accessories to meet uplift requirements

Keith Lipps, vice president of sales and marketing for S-5!, described the course as being critical for design professionals to understand how wind forces act on a structure. “This is a critical topic for projects being designed in high wind areas, especially those structures that are being built in tornado and hurricane prone regions,” Lipps says.

The course can be scheduled as a live presentation through S-5!. Call 1-888-825-3432 or email info@s-5.com for more information.

SnoBlox-SnoJax Releases AIA-accredited Course

SnoBlox-SnoJax has just released its first training course for the snow retention and metal roof industry. With a combined 80 years of snow retention experience, the four course instructors have created the most comprehensive course on the subject. Pad style, bar systems, roof clamps, methods of attachment and layout theory are the basis of this 1.5 hour course.

The course is free of charge and open for all design professionals, contractors, homeowners or anyone interested in learning more about the basics of snow retention and layout design. “Modern Snow Retention Products & Installation Methods” has been accredited by AIA and numerous other organizations for 1.5 CE credit hours. However, it is also a great basic foundation for anyone wanting to learn more about snow retention products and techniques.

The course covers the history of snow retention, modern product designs, layout theory, and discusses various types of failures and how to avoid them. The course is also loaded with photos that complement the easy-to-understand content.