At Echelon, we believe obtaining masonry and architecture CEUs should be more than just an annual item on your to-do list. That’s why we design our Lunch & Learn workshops to be a fun way to continue to develop your skill set and learn about the latest innovations in your field. We offer a variety of ways for you to easily obtain continuing education units through pre-approved AIA courses including online masonry articles and the in-person Lunch & Learns below.
Contact our team and see why so many professionals in the architecture, masonry, and construction fields trust the Oldcastle brand to deliver informative, convenient CEU courses.
The recent string of large construction fires across the US has cost billions of dollars in damages to job sites and nearby structures. In this course, learn the root cause of these blazes and how sound design, paired with the use of masonry, can offer fire resistance both during the construction phase and over the life of the building.
Porcelain is an ancient material with incredible properties that make it ideal for modern architectural applications.
This course will explore the key features, characteristics and performance certifications of porcelain veneers and tiles – especially as compared to other materials including natural stone, cultured stone and wood – and explore new options for effectively utilizing porcelain in a variety of indoor and outdoor applications.
Moisture intrusion is a leading cause of structural damage across all building types, and a leading threat to occupant health and wellbeing.
This presentation will cover masonry solutions that deliver superior moisture control and an environmentally sound structure. We will cover proper flashing and masonry installation strategies, discuss water repellant admixture advances for both block and mortars, and review the advantages of complete masonry systems to mitigate water penetration and provide backup moisture management.
Protecting the building’s envelope from water penetration is critical to the architect and design team. This program addresses the specific detail measures that can contribute to a successfully designed building which will help prevent water penetration.
When properly constructed, single-wythe masonry walls offer a myriad of benefits that no other building material can touch from fire to moisture protection, durability to aesthetics, and cost-effective installation This presentation covers how to properly construct a wall using proper design techniques focusing on the prevention of moisture, cracking, and cleaning issues in order to take full advantage of the benefits of masonry construction.
Manufactured stone veneers have come a long way since their introduction, with modern versions delivering the high performance and timeless aesthetics of natural stone at a fraction of the cost.
This presentation reviews the rising trend and use of manufactured stone veneers (MSV) and advancements in the manufacturing process which make new veneers more durable, easier to install and more aesthetically pleasing and delivers the natural aesthetic of real stone.
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW
Glazed concrete masonry units are a safe, clean, and highly durable alternative to glazed brick and ceramic tile.
This course will detail the benefits of glazed masonry units including their contributions to sustainable design, LEED certification, occupant health, as well as their undeniable ability to deliver flexible, stunning aesthetics to architectural projects ranging from schools, hospitals, gymnasiums and beyond
The International Energy Construction Code is leading the charge for increasingly stringent energy code requirements across the nation, requiring ongoing adaptation of design strategies.
This course reviews exterior envelope R-Value requirements and masonry wall compliance options in regards to the latest IECC code as well as several competitive building materials. We will review evolving exterior wall R-value requirements, explore the definition and impact of continuous insulation (CI), and present design opportunities for innovative wall systems that meet and exceed IECC performance standards.