AIA Continuing Education

ClarkDietrich AIA Continuing Education Courses.

ClarkDietrich Building Systems is dedicated to providing a wide array of continuing education opportunities using a variety of education methods including face-to-face (Lunch & Learn) and on-line learning alternatives. If you are interested in one of our face-to-face learning sessions, contact us at (330) 974-0835, or fill out the Architectural Section of the General Support Form. We usually require a minimum of 10 associates to conduct these training presentations. On-line learning is also a convenient method for AEC professionals to gain knowledge and earn continuing education credits. These courses are free of charge and can be taken at your convenience.

(Course list below updated on Dec 21st, 2016)

 

ON-LINE COURSES:

Design Engineering and Cold-Formed Steel Framing Basics

This course provides a basic overview of exterior cold-formed steel framing, as well as the characteristics and usage of different types of exterior deflection systems. Also included is a review of how to avoid common mistakes when framing, as well as the ASTM and AISI standards for cold-formed steel framing products. On-line course through Ron Blank


 

On-line course through Ron Blank

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05N

Learning Objectives:

  • List the features and characteristics of cold-formed steel C-stud and track products
  • Explain the SFIA nomenclature and ASTM & AISI standards for cold-formed steel framing products
  • List the characteristics and usage of different types of exterior deflection systems
  • Describe bridging systems, including spacer bars, U-channels, and block and strap bridging
  • Explain the types of headers, including box headers, I-beam headers, and U-shaped headers
  • Describe how to avoid common mistakes when framing with cold-formed steel products

 

Cold-Formed Steel Framing Connection Products: Specifying Tested Connection Products That Limit Liability

A safe and secure building begins with reliable, tested framing connections.  Learn about deflection and drift clips, rigid connections and other products that secure framing and protect your building and its occupants. On-line course through Ron Blank


 

On-line course through Ron Blank

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05Q

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a variety of deflection and drift clips that are used to protect a structure and its occupants from movement
  • Discuss how rigid connections are used to safely secure cold-formed steel framing in applicants where movement isn’t tolerated
  • List miscellaneous connections such as web stiffeners, hurricane ties and burn clips that help prevent serious issues such as crippling, wind lift and fire spread
  • Interpret allowable load tables for a variety of clips and connectors to ensure both the attachment and attachment method meet the requirements of a structure’s load capacity

 

Lath: Selection & Specifications to Enhance Stucco Performance

Become familiar with metal lath products and stucco and plaster accessories that are available in galvanized steel, zinc alloy and vinyl. Examine trim and bead products used for veneer, stucco and plaster applications, and identify the benefits of using vinyl accessory products. On-line course through Ron Blank


 

On-line course through Ron Blank

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05O

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss differences in metal lath products and understand materials and procedures for safe and proper installation
  • Describe stucco and plaster accessories that are available in galvanized steel, zinc alloy and vinyl and which accessory to use depending on the application to ensure optimum performance
  • Describe trim and bead products used for veneer, stucco and plaster applications and which accessory to use depending on the application to ensure optimum performance
  • Discuss the types of vinyl accessory products and how they compare and contrast to their metal counterparts

 

Proper Specification and Installation Recommendations for Nonstructural Wall Framing

Understand the AISI & ASTM standards that are typically specified for the material, manufacturing, and installation requirements for drywall framing.  This course also discusses the differences between traditional and equivalent gauge framing members. On-line course through Ron Blank



 

On-line course through Ron Blank

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05P

Learning Objectives:

  • List the AISI and ASTM standards that are typically specified for the material, manufacturing and installation requirements for drywall framing
  • Explain the minimum physical requirements for drywall framing per AISI S220
  • Define equivalent gauge drywall framing members and how they meet AISI S220 and ASTM C645, Section 10
  • Explain the minimum installation requirements for drywall framing per ASTM C754
  • Describe how to specify fire-rated partitions

 

Proper Specifying and Installation Recommendations for Structural Wall Framing

Review the IBC Code Compliance requirements for cold-formed structural studs and the minimum requirements per ASTM C955. The installation procedure for cold-formed structural studs per ASTM C1007 and fire-rated construction are described in this course. On-line course though Ron Blank


 

On-line course though Ron Blank

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05J

Learning Objectives:

  • List the IBC 2012 Code Compliance requirements for cold-formed structural studs
  • Explain the minimum physical requirements for cold-formed structural studs per ASTM C955
  • Describe the minimum installation requirements for cold-formed structural studs per ASTM C1007
  • Explain fire-rated construction when using cold-formed structural studs

 

FACE-TO-FACE (LUNCH & LEARN) COURSES:


Specifying Exterior Vinyl Accessories with Confidence

This course will discuss in detail the different options one has in specifying vinyl accessories while also demonstrating how vinyl components are a viable option for many building designs.  The program focuses on the different cladding systems including Stucco, EIFS/DEFS and Manufactured Stone Veneer and how vinyl components are integrated into those systems. Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

The program highlights common issues encountered when installing these systems and design methods to avoid pitfalls; providing solutions for these every day concerns.  Attendees will gain understanding of use of vinyl accessories and innovation taking place with these materials to make them more design-friendly.

Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

Credits:        1 L.U. meeting HSW (Health Safety and Welfare)
Course Number:    CD 019

Learning Objectives:

  • Different Exterior Cladding Types
  • Building Code Requirements and Manufacturing
  • Fastening Requirements of Accessories
  • Common Issues

Delivery Method:
The CES facilitator will utilize a PowerPoint presentation in a face-to-face setting to discuss methods of perimeter joint protection, how to interpret the information found in UL fire-rated assemblies and the benefits that steel shapes with integral intumescent fire stop offers over other types of joint protection materials.  A handout of the presentation format is also provided. 

Audio/Visual Needs:
The CES facilitator will require a screen and electrical power to utilize a laptop and projector.

Target Audience:
Architects, engineers, specification writers, owners, building code officials and other design professionals.  The ideal audience size is small to mid-size groups.  This program meets every experience level with time designed into the program for questions and answers.  

Facilitator Qualifications:  
All ClarkDietrich Building Systems CES facilitators have been trained in CES guidelines and presentation skills.  In addition, they possess an extensive background in the metal framing industry and an understanding of commercial construction.
  
Cost:  There is no cost to your firm for the presentation of this program.   

Provider Point of Contact Information: Sam Maldonado
Phone: 305-477-6464
E-mail: sam.maldonado@clarkdietrich.com

 

LEED v4: Benefits of Steel and Product Transparency

What's an EPD and HPD?  This course will go over how EPDs and HPDs play a valuable role in LEED v4 Materials and Resources and the importance of product transparency.  It also discusses differences between LEED 2009 and v4 with a focus on the Materials and Resources credit category for the new version, which had a significant overhaul.  This presentation will also cover the supply chain, recycled content and benefits of building with steel. Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

This presentation will address what you need to know about EPDs and HPDs and how they play a valuable role in LEED v4 Materials and Resources and the importance of product transparency.

Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) LU/HSW Hour, (1) GBCI CE Hour
AIA Course Number: CDBS 018

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding what an EPD and HPD are and how they contribute to LEED points
  • Understanding changes from LEED 2009 to v4 in Materials and Resources category
  • Understanding the importance of product transparency
  • Understanding the benefits of steel, recycled content and the supply chain

 

Specifying Structural and Nonstructural Steel Framing per IBC 2018                                                                                

Having an up to date specification starts with understanding what is in the building code. This course reviews the requirements that steel framing must meet to be compliant to IBC 2018. It covers the standards for manufacturing tolerances, minimum thickness and protective coatings. Participants will also review fire-rated partitions.

 

 

Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: CD 020

Learning Objectives:

  • New standards to specify per IBC 2018
  • Defining Structural and Nonstructural Studs
  • Material, Manufacturing, Coating and Installation Requirements
  • Fire-Rated Assemblies
  • Industry Associations and Specification
 

Life-Safety: Head-of-Wall Fire-Resistance and Design Considerations

This course will provide an outline which head-of-wall deflection systems have been tested per ASTM and UL standards and can be used in fire-rated assemblies. Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)


 

Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) L.U. meeting HSW (Health Safety and Welfare)
AIA Course Number: CD 015

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding dynamic and static perimeter joints in fire-rated construction
  • Understanding what constitutes a fire/smoke rated joint assembly
  • Understanding UL ratings of joint assemblies
  • Understanding what the design professional should consider when specifying and detailing protection using dynamic static perimeter and head of wall joints

 

Cold-Formed Steel Framing Connection Products: Specifying Tested Connection Products That Limit Liability

This course will examine the uses and various methods of installation for deflection and positive attachment connection products. It will also examine the proper interpretation of the various connectors' load capacities. Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)


 

Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: CD 005

Learning Objectives:

  • How deflection clips are used to attach exterior curtain-wall studs to a building structure
  • How to provide for vertical building movement independent of the cold-formed steel framing
  • What are the track types and what are the advantages of each
  • What types of support clips are used for rigid or positive attachment connections
  • Understand the various methods used to install the different types of connectors
  • Properly interpreting the allowable load tables for clips

 

Why Build With Steel: Benefits of Cold-Formed Steel Framing

This course discusses reasons for using cold-formed steel framing in the structural framing of buildings, the preferred method of construction to frame buildings, as well as the advantages realized by the members of the Owner/Architect/Contractor team. Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)


 

 

Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: CD 013

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction and Benefits of Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Framing
  • Methods of Construction (Panelized or Stick Built)
  • Cost of Wood vs. Steel
  • Advantages of Cold-Formed Steel to the Owner/Architect/Contractor team

 

 

Lath: Selection and Specifications to Enhance Stucco Performance

Confused about the various types of laths available? Want to know the advantages of each? What are the ASTM standards the various types of lath are required to meet? What are some of the challenges of lath and plaster? This course will answer these questions and review best practices and solutions. Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

 

Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: CDBS014

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate and compare various lathing materials in terms of code compliance
  • Evaluate lath to ASTM standards and acceptance criteria
  • Evaluate and compare various lathing materials in terms of sustainability
  • Evaluate and identify specific challenges of stucco wall systems while reviewing best practices and solutions
  • Explore stucco and stucco composition as a natural and energy efficient cladding