AIA Continuing Education Seminars

In our continued efforts to better serve the architectural community, A.L. Harding & Co. is proud to be partnered with leading manufacturers in the architectural and acoustics industries in providing AIA Approved Ongoing Continuing Education Courses to assist architects in earning credits to meet AIA and State requirements. We offer AIA accredited on site lunch and learn seminars as well as self-reporting online AIA courses sponsored by Fairview Architectural, PAC International, Regupol® Acoustics, and Vaproshield®.

If you would like to schedule a lunch and learn at your location, just fill out the form below and we will be glad to arrange a time that meets your needs.

In addition to our online AIA Courses, we are offering our Lunch & Learn Seminars via Zoom Meetings that allow you to receive course credits conveniently from work or home.

Conwed Presents:

Understanding Acoustics & Architectural Solutions

This course will discuss the basics of acoustics, the affects that acoustics has on our lives, and various ways to control these acoustics in an architectural space.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding Acoustics And The basic understanding of sound
  • How acoustics affect our productivity and health.
  • How to manage noise in a space

Eastern Architectural Products/American Fiber Cement Corporation Presents:

High-Density Fiber Cement Cladding Solutions In a Ventilated Rainscreen

This course discusses various topics pertaining to high-density fiber cement and its use as a cladding material. This includes the manufacturing process, standard ventilated rainscreen system installation practices and benefits, design considerations, and various fiber cement panel applications.

Fairview Architectural Presents:

Get Creative With Metal Composite Material Finishes

This course discusses how innovations in custom and specialty finishes on MCM/ACM panels now means that the only limitation is your imagination.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the use of anodizing, natural metals such as zinc, and organic coatings
  • Understanding applicable standards and specifications for using these finishes.

OWENS CORNING® Thermafiber® Presents:

The Benefits of Mineral Wool As Continuous Insulation

This course provides an overview of mineral wool, its manufacturing process, use, and its contribution to sustainable buildings as a continuous insulation including rain screen principles, types of rain screen assemblies, why use continuous insulation, advantages of mineral wool, installation recommendations and mineral wool insulation LEED® contributions. This course provides (1) Learning Unit towards the LU/HSW goal of twelve (12).

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the advantages and implications of using continuous insulation.
  • Identify the raw materials used in the manufacture of mineral wool, its manufacturing process, and where the recycled content comes from.
  • Understand the benefits of mineral wool as a continuous insulation and describe the three types of rain screen walls.

PAC International Presents:

Noise Control Solutions: Resilient Sound Isolation Clips

Within building spaces, noise can be reduced by using materials or assemblies that isolate sound or mitigate it's transmission. To do this, it is important to understand how sound moves through building materials and partitions and the impact of sound mitigation products. In this course, we look at the basics of sound as well as techniques and products to prevent sound transmission.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define sound, its behavior, and how it is quantified.
  • Define sound transmission class and impact insulation class and determine the code requirements for sound transmission criteria.
  • Predict airborne and structure borne noise paths and select appropriate sound isolation details to disrupt these paths.
  • Identify sound isolation techniques, materials, and products.
  • Recognize the role of resilient sound isolation clips in sound attenuation and specify appropriate locations for their use.

Regupol® Acoustics Presents:

Noise Control Solutions For Multi-Family Residential Applications

This course will review the dynamics of sound, how sound travels through buildings, and the architectural techniques used to control airborne, structure-borne, and flanking noise transmission in multi-family buildings.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is sound and how it is transmitted.
  • The importance of noise control and building code requirements.
  • Proper acoustic design for walls and floor-ceiling assemblies.
  • Different types of floor underlayment and the benefits of using acoustic rubber floor underlayment.

Vaproshield Presents:

Managing Moisture With Breathable Membranes

This course will discuss comparisons between self-adhered and mechanically attached water-resistive vapor permeable air barrier membrane systems, connection details and construction methods to achieve a continuous plane of barrier to control air leakage in accordance with The Massachusetts Energy Code and ASHREA189.1. For over a decade VaproShield has designed and manufactured high performance vapor permeable water resistive barriers (WRB) and air barrier (AB) membranes and accessories, creating a comprehensive approach to protecting the building envelope that leads to unprecedented savings, up to 50% savings compared to major competitors.

Vaproshield Presents:

What Is Rainscreen?

This course reviews the importance of venting to dry excess moisture, and will discuss how to build an assembly that will mitigate long-term water intrusion and enhance drying capacity in the building envelope for the life of the building.

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