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AIA Accredited Continuing Education

We offer numerous courses from our manufacturers where CEU credits are available. To have one of our team members come to your office and present a course over a Lunch & Learn, please click on the Sign Up button aligned with the desired topic. We will be in contact with you to schedule a date.

Peterson/PAC-Clad Courses

Metal Exterior Walls


Identify and recognize the characteristics of varying available metal wall panels and systems. Investigate the design potential and innovative opportunities to create buildings with attractive and durable exterior wall systems, canopies, and soffits. Assess the functional contributions of exterior metal walls as they contribute to green and sustainable design.


Medal-Winning Metal

Identify the primary benefits of metal cladding and roofing systems and how they can be applied to achieve striking aesthetics for a variety of facility types. Learn how BIM actively supports the metal design, fabrication and construction process and how insulated metal panel and rainscreen systems work.

Identify the advantages of metal roofing systems and gain some installation insights.


Designing with Metal

Whether in primary or complementary roles, metal is a material whose durability and flexibility can play a useful role in numerous ways on all kinds of building types. This article will discuss a number of specific applications where metal components are well suited to particular building systems or project goals. It will examine the behavior and qualities of the material and share design considerations and tips for effective utilization of metal. 


Breaking the Rules of Boring Roofs

Commercial roofs are often thought of a simple necessity and are hardly ever given an opportunity to be more than a functional part of the structure. However, with a little creative thinking, material selection, and thoughtful design, roofs can accomplish more than simply keeping out the rain.

Kemper Courses

Cold Liquid Applied Roofing & Waterproofing Systems


History of fully reinforced, cold-fluid applied, liquid resin waterproofing membranes.  Technology-composite of resin and reinforcement.  Understanding system components.  Application process, performance benefits, range of applications.  Project examples including detailing and various assemblies.

Green Blue and White and Its Applicability to Sustainable Design


There are now three distinct types of sustainable roof solutions: green, blue and white.  Designers need to understand the relative benefits of each approach to select the appropriate system for the project.  Understand the standards that are used as the basis for green roofs and their myriad benefits that can be reaped. Numerous case studies will be presented.


With the mainstream usage of the Cold Fluid Applied, Liquid Resin Roofing & Waterproofing Membranes: it is necessary to obtain the technical knowledge used to provide QC inspections.  Course will provide attendees of basic "what to look for" information, some science related to the information, and corrective course of actions that may be possible.

Technical Inspections for Liquid Resin Roofing & Waterproofing


The effects of Storm Water during Peak Flow periods in areas serviced by Combined Sewer Systems is a hot button issue all over the US.  Blue Roofs are a useful and cost effective tool for managing Storm Water during Peak Flow periods and can be used to contribute to minimizing Combined Sewer Over-Flow.

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Materials Manufacturing Facility


Guided Manufacturing Plant Tour of Kemper System America's West Seneca, NY Facility.  Tour includes a review of plant safety criteria, QC & R&D labs, introduction into equipment used for ASTM and product testing, Warehouse tour including discussion of building design for containing potential spills, OC process for incoming raw materials and outoing products, Manufacturing overview showing machinery and process for creating various liquid resins, primer, topcoats & coating.

3M Courses

Air Barrier Systems


Understanding the Technologies and their Importance.  Covers the benefits of air barriers in commercial construction, design considerations, how to avoid moisture-related problems, application methods, avoiding common application issues, ASTM tests.

Westile Courses


Roof Top Paver Systems

Rooftop paver systems have become an integral part of commercial roofing that not only improves the energy efficiency, but also increases the life expectancy.  Roof top pavers provide a durable surface, protecting the roof system from thermal shock, UV degredation and impact.  Understand applications for pavers, financial and environmental drivers, proper methods of installation etc.


SWD Spray Foam Courses


Designing a Better Building Envelope Using Spray Foam

Topics: • Identify the 4 essential building envelope barriers and how spray foam fits into building envelope design • Understand how building envelope design can affect indoor air quality • Define how spray foam aligns with sustainable and green design • Discuss spray foam roofing and insulation life-cycle costing and health benefits.

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Designing a Better Commerical Wall Assembly Using Spray Foam

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPU) insulation can be some of the best choices today when designing a building envelope.  It is a spray-applied foam that can be used as an air barrier, vapor retarder and continuous insulation in commercial wall assemblies.  Spray foam creates a completely seamless air barrier that is energy-efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly.  At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • describe the difference between open-cell and closed-cell spray foam and know how to use them

  • understand the common wall assemblies where spray foam is used

  • grasp the building science associated with each wall assembly

  • understand the critical code requirements regarding applications with SPF

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Kingspan Courses


Innovative Insulation Technologies

Insulation has come a long way from the days of bulky foams, fiberglass and mineral fiber products. Today’s rigid insulation board technologies offer architects and builders choices that can optimize energy efficiency, moisture resistance and fire performance – and provide thinner walls to increase leasable space and ROI. Specific rigid insulation board technologies are suitable for foundations, floors, walls, and soffits. By understanding these technologies, architects can select the best insulation type for each part of a project. Course ID: KS_CE_IT1710

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Barrier One Courses


Concrete Enhancement Technology that Works for Construction Projects

This course provides an in depth examination of the epidemic issue of new construction concrete slabs not being able to pass flooring and roofing field moisture testing guidelines in today’s compressed building cycle.  This program reviews the magnitude of the problem, discusses the various causes, and offers proactive solutions that enable project teams to remove concrete moisture from the construction process effectively, efficiently and with liability truly mitigated.

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