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 e-mail us at info@clarkdietrich.com . 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 Exterior Light-Gauge Steel Framing Basics

This course provides a basic overview of exterior light-gauge steel framing, as well as the characteristics and usage of different types of exterior deflection systems. Review how to avoid common mistakes when framing, and the ASTM standards for light-gauge steel framing products.

On-line course through Ron Blank

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05H

Learning Objectives:

  • List the features and characteristics of light-gauge steel C-stud and track products
  • Explain the SFIA nomenclature and ASTM standards for light-gauge 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 light-gauge steel products

 

Light-Gauge Steel Framing Connection Products: Specifying Tested Connection Products That Limit Liability

Define the use of light-gauge steel framing connection products. Discuss practical applications of deflection clips, support clips, and the various methods of installation for different types of connectors.

On-line course through Ron Blank

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05F

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how deflection clips are used to attach exterior curtain-wall studs to a building structure
  • Explain how to provide for vertical building movement independent of the cold-formed steel framing
  • Define what types of support clips are used for rigid or positive attachment connections
  • Explain the various methods used to install the different types of connectors
  • Properly interpret the allowable load tables for clips

 

Metal Lath, Beads and Trims: Stucco and Plaster Accessory Products and Applications

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

This course qualifies for (1.5) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05L

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce metal lath products and installation
  • Describe stucco and plaster accessories that are available in galvanized steel, zinc alloy and vinyl
  • Describe trim and bead products used for veneer, stucco and plaster applications
  • Describe the benefits of using vinyl accessory products

 

Proper Specifying and Installation Recommendations for Nonstructural Wall Framing

Understand the ASTM standards that are typically specified for the material, manufacturing, and installation requirements for drywall studs. This course explains the requirements for drywall studs per ASTM C645 & ASTM C754, and describes how to specify fire-rated partitions.

On-line course through Ron Blank

This course qualifies for (1.5) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05K

Learning Objectives:

  • List the ASTM standards that are typically specified for the material requirements and manufacturing and installation requirements for drywall studs
  • Explain the minimum physical requirements for drywall studs per ASTM C645
  • Explain the minimum installation requirements for drywall studs 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

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.

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-toFace (Lunch & Learn)

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

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-toFace (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 Traditional and Equivalent "EQ" Steel Studs per ASTM C645

Having problems understanding equivalent "EQ" metal framing and how it compares with traditional metal framing? Are you receiving the correct, properly tested material on your projects?

Since their introduction much has been done to develop standardized requirements for "EQ" metal framing products. This presentation will address these questions as well as outline the ASTM standards that govern the specification and performance requirements of both traditional thickness and EQ products and how they meet the requirements of ASTM C645. The course will also show how the studs contribute to LEED credits. It will conclude with an analysis of how "EQ" studs are listed in fire-rated assemblies.

Face-toFace (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: CDBS016

Learning Objectives:

  • What are the ASTM C645 material and manufacturing requirements for drywall studs
  • How do equivalent gauge studs contribute to LEED credits
  • What you need to know when specifying fire-rated partitions
  • When are equivalent gauge studs permitted to be used in lieu of traditional thickness studs
 

Fire Joint Framing and Protection

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)

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

 

Light-Gauge 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-toFace (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DMF005

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

 

Specify and Install Structural Steel Studs per ASTM C955 & C1007

Many factors must be considered when your design includes cold-formed structural steel framing members. An architect typically specifies that the framing must conform to C955 and C1007.

This course will review the manufacture and installation requirements of structural steel studs per these ASTM standards based upon IBC 2012. It will also examine fire-rated assembly construction and loading capacities.

Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DMF009

Learning Objectives:

  • What are the IBC 2012 Code Compliance requirements for cold-formed structural studs
  • What four criteria must be met in order for a structural stud to be in conformance with the physical requirements governed by ASTM C955
  • What are the minimum installation requirements for cold-formed structural steel studs as established by ASTM C1007
  • How to evaluate when a fire-rated assembly requires a reduction in load carrying capacity

 

Utilizing Cold-Formed Steel Framing in Mid-Rise Construction

What structural advantages are there when using cold-formed steel framing in lieu of conventional framing systems?
 

Face-to-Face (Lunch & Learn)

This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: CDBS013

Learning Objectives:

  • What environmental benefits are there when using cold-formed steel in mid-rise construction
  • How are mechanical systems such as HVAC, electrical and plumbing incorporated into the design of mid-rise structures when using colf-formed steel framing
  • What are the advantages to the owner/designer/contractor team when cold-formed steel framing is used in mid-rise construction

 

 

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)

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