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 sponsered by Regupol® Acoustics, Stonewood™ Architectural Panels, 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.

BASF/Pinta Acoustic Presents:

The Impact of Noise in Society and Typical High Performance Solutions for Room Acoustic Applications

This course will give you an insight into the different sound absorbing materials that can be used to improve room acoustics. In addition, we will discuss best practices using different solutions such as incorporating Melamine Foam as a sound absorbing material in different scenarios.

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

Dizal Digitally Printed Architectural Products Presents:

Superior Finishes Using HD Printing Technology

This course will introduce the learner to digital printing's impact on the cladding industry. We will then review various methods of producing unique finishes on traditional, recyclable cladding materials and compare those options. Finally, we will review how using these types of material can contribute to the overall sustainability of your projects.

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.

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.

Pinta Acoustic Presents:

Creative Acoustic Design

Modern interior spaces often feature open areas and hard surfaces. What should be comfortable rooms in these spaces can become unpleasant from noise and echo or sound reverberation. This course discusses how melamine foam can be used to improve the sound quality in a space. The different options for melamine foam products are discussed along with their installation methods. This course also provides an overview of the sustainability features of sound-absorbing melamine foam.

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.

Stonewood™ Architectural Panels Presents:

Phenolic Panels - Free Online Continuing Education Course

Phenolic panels are a versatile building material for both interior wall coverings and exterior cladding and are ideal wherever both durability and appearance are 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.

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.

Schedule A Lunch and Learn

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