AIA/CES Classes

Martin/Martin is a Registered AIA Continuing Education Provider

Attendees will earn 1.0 learning unit (LU) per class, We will report attendance to AIA and deliver certificates of completion to your office after the class.

Focusing on your convenience, our engineers will come to your office and provide gourmet lunches to all attendees.
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Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

This course outlines issues and processes that affect the finish and aesthetic qualities of structural steel. A review of the standard of practice, fabrication, preparation, painting, and cost premiums will be covered. Projects such as Bangkok International Airport and Coors Field will also be discussed.

Cold-Formed Steel Systems for Residential Construction

1 LU
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of various structural systems in use today in residential construction. The focus will be on cold-formed steel bearing wall systems as a viable alternative to traditional systems.

Composites in Architecture

1 LU
Composite materials have found wide applications in many industries due to their high strength, durability, and design flexibility. We will discuss examples of where composites have been used in practice and will also consider their historical roots and the ingredients used in manufacturing.

Exposed Wood Architecture

This course explores different aspects of wood as a building material, including its unique properties resulting from natural evolution, member types, connections, sustainability, and fire resistance. We will discuss the past and future of timber construction.

Façade Access and Fall protection

1 LU
Façade access and fall protection systems have been used for hundreds of years. We will discuss the national standards that govern these systems and how they are incorporated in the design and retrofit of new and existing buildings.

Historic Adobe Evaluation

1 LU
Soil is an ancient and ubiquitous building material. Adobe is often mistreated and damaged by well-meaning individuals applying modern materials and techniques to this historic building method. This class will describe how to identify the common causes of adobe structure failure.

Investigative Tools for Remodels and Renovations

It can be difficult to determine the capacity and condition of existing structural systems, especially when drawings are not available. This course introduces tools used to determine existing conditions so that design can be more efficient and better utilize the existing structure during a renovation or remodel. The course will cover different testing and monitoring methods and when they should be used.

Optimizing Entitlement Management

Navigating the entitlement process can greatly impact the project schedule and design requirements of municipal or jurisdiction projects. Gain an understanding of the importance and intent of the entitlement process and how it can affect projects.

Security by Design and Blast Effects

Designers can help clients with security planning and blast mitigation for buildings. Learn the basic concepts behind blast resistance, blast resistant glazing, progressive collapse, and how architectural layout and site configuration can improve performance.

Structural Design of Healthcare Facilities

Design for healthcare often focuses on issues such as patient comfort, future flexibility, sensitive equipment, special architectural features, and other areas not always approached in typical design. Learn the unique challenges presented to the design team of healthcare facilities.

Structural Form and Architectural Concrete

There are various forms, costs, and components of architectural and structural concrete. Learn the differences and become familiar with model specifications, standard publications, and recent advances in architectural concrete technology.

Structural Glass and Specialty Glazing

Obtain an in-depth understanding of structural glass, the differences in manufacturing and performance between common types, and rules that can minimize the overall cost of glass and supporting structure. Learn how a stairway can be constructed entirely of glass and metal hardware.

The Engineering of Art

1 LU
Special structural engineering project types, such as large-scale sculptures or public art, offer designers unique opportunities to work with advanced materials, diverse structural systems, and complex geometric shapes. Learn how these opportunities often lead to creative solutions.