Education Center

AIA/CES Courses

As an industry leader in daylighting technology, we are proud to provide a number of different accredited learning opportunities for you and your entire office. We are happy to provide an in-person session (with a complimentary lunch), or we can host a presentation virtually so you can attend from the comfort of your home office or anywhere in the world.

Direct Courses—In Person and Virtual

Complete the form below and select the courses in which you are interested. A team member will reach out to schedule a presentation time that works best for you and/or your firm.

    (1) AIA/CES Learning Unit – Contact Hour – Health/Safety/Welfare
    Objectives of this course will be to have the participants leave with the ability to understand the health, safety, productivity, protection and aesthetic benefits of Natural daylighting in occupied spaces. The benefits to the occupants of a space with diffused sunlight (no glare) instead of direct sunlight (glare). Understanding Natural Daylight improves occupant’s attendance productivity and health. Also, the benefits of designing with low solar heat gain to lower the energy costs of cooling and high insulation properties benefiting the efficiency of heating of the building. There will also be explanation about providing safety of occupants egressing a building during a fire. Attendees will also learn about safety of providing a daylighting material, which can meet OSHA fall through, windborne debris, blast resistance and explosion venting protection.

    (1) AIA/CES Learning Unit – Contact Hour – Health/Safety/Welfare
    (1) GBCI CE Hour for LEED AP BD+C
    Using various forms of translucent daylighting to earn LEED credits and/or assist in the implementation of green or sustainable design. Topics discussed include the origins of translucent daylighting techniques, energy conservation and opportunities offered in contrast, design, form and aesthetics. Also included are discussions surrounding recycled content, heat island effect and light pollution reduction. *This course is presented on behalf of Structures Unlimited’s strategic partner Kalwall®.

    Third-Party Online Courses

    We have also developed online courses you can complete with our third-party partners:

    Optimizing Daylight in Different Buildings

    (1) AIA/CES Learning Unit—Health/Safety/Welfare

    This course can be found online at the Continuing Education Center and offers the opportunity to learn about the strategies and benefits of daylighting while considering the performance of different daylighting materials and the advantages of computer-simulated daylight modeling.

    Sustainable Design Using Highly Insulated Diffused Natural Daylight

    (1.25) AIA/CES Learning Unit—Health/Safety/Welfare
    (1.25) GBCI General CE Hours
    (1) IIBEC CEHs—Health/Safety/Welfare
    View course page for additional credit information.

    This course can be found online at AEC Daily. The diffuse light-transmitting and composite technology of translucent structural sandwich panels has increasingly caught the imagination of architects and designers because it is possible to maximize wall or roof daylighting while minimizing energy loss, with consequent savings in the running costs of heating, air conditioning and artificial lighting. This course explores the fundamental connection between light and health by examining how translucent structural sandwich panels deliver glare-free, diffuse daylight deeper and more evenly into spaces with maximum thermal efficiency.

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