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Continuing Education for Architects

Partnering with architects to meet continuing education requirements

Continuing Education for Architects

Dow Performance Silicones, a continuing education provider approved by the American Institute of Architects and Green Building Council Institute, offers seminars designed to help architects:

  • Meet mandatory continuing education requirements 
  • Keep current about changing building practices and technologies 
  • Obtain new knowledge and skills 

Recognized by the AIA/CES, each one-hour presentation, whether taken online or in person, is worth one Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) learning unit.

Receive training on your schedule with convenient, on-demand courses. Or contact your Dow High Performance Building representative for information on other course options.

*NEW* Structural silicone glazing: 50 years of performance explained

1 AIA/CES Learning Unit, HSW credit; AIA Course Number: 0DC011/DE-0DC011
This course will review original and modern project applications of structural silicone glazing, the history of structural silicone glazing, basic engineering of systems for attaching the edge of glass, performance aspects of silicone structural glazing, and current state-of-the-art systems.

*UPDATED* Air barrier systems: silicone solutions to reduce building air infiltration

1 AIA/CES Learning Unit, HSW credit; AIA Course Number: 0DC009/DE-0DC009
1 GBCI CE Credit; GBCI Course Number: 0090011086

This course will define types of air barriers, and describes the different solutions currently on the market for sealing penetrations and transitions to create a complete air barrier system. It provides an overview of the basic requirements air barriers must meet, and identifies key areas within a wall system where detailing is important to system success.

*UPDATED* silicone sealants in construction - what every architect needs to know

1 AIA/CES Learning Unit, HSW credit; AIA Course Number: 0DC001/DE-0DC001
The course explains the differences between silicone and organic sealant chemistries, the functions of nonstructural and structural glazing sealants, how to select appropriate sealing systems for new construction and renovation applications, and the appropriate designs for structural versus weathersealing sealant joints.

*UPDATED* Silicone sealants and coatings for building construction and restoration

1 AIA/CES Learning Unit, HSW credit; AIA Course Number: 0DC002/DE-0DC002
1 GBCI CE Hour; GBCI Course Number: 0090011164

The course examines the differences between silicone and organic sealant chemistries, key sealant properties, how and why sealants fail, appropriate sealant systems and installation techniques, and the primary benefits of silicone sealants and coatings for building restoration.

Silicone sealants for structural and protective glazing

1 AIA/CES Learning Unit, HSW credit; AIA Course Number: 0DC003
The course defines and explains the purpose of silicone structural and protective glazing; how protective glazing systems work; appropriate materials, methods and quality-assurance tests for structural and protective glazing; and the impact of natural hazards and terrorist activities on glazing systems.

Thermal and energy modeling of two fenestration systems in hot and cold climates

1 AIA/CES Learning Unit, HSW credit; AIA Course Number: 0DC007
The course studies the energy efficiency of commercial curtainwall systems in hot and cold climates and compares a range of curtainwall systems, including various glass and IG spacer components. It reviews whole-building energy consumption, including carbon dioxide emissions, and compares frame temperatures, U-values and SHGC under various conditions.

Note: Courses with "DE-" designators in their numbers are offered online as distance learning courses.

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