Hubble Middle School Masonry: Continuing Education with Echelon

CEU Credits for Masonry & Architecture

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. 

Lunch and Learn

Modern Masonry: Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance

CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

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. 

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Discuss the factors involved in the recent rash of construction fires around the nation.
Explain masonry’s ability to resist fires and assure safe buildings both during the construction phase and after completion.
Identify the ways in which masonry can resist moisture intrusion and protect buildings from moisture damage over the life of the building.
Describe three masonry systems that have been upgraded to meet codes, resist fires, and boost building performance and energy efficiency. ​
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Porcelain Veneers: Performance, Application, and Inspiration (LU)

CEU Credits: 1 LU 

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.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Explain the key features, characteristics, and certifications of porcelain veneers. 
Compare the performance of porcelain veneers relative to other materials including natural stone, cultured stone, and wood. 
Organize and create effective specifications for porcelain veneers, including key installation considerations, in order to deliver successful projects. 
Effectively utilize porcelain veneers in both indoor and outdoor design applications.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Controlling Moisture in Masonry (LU)

 
 
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

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.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Discuss flashing and other proper masonry installation strategies to manage moisture in a masonry wall. 
Explain the advantages of complete masonry systems that mitigate water penetration and provide backup moisture management. 
Describe water repellent admixture advances and uses in concrete block and mortar that help control moisture and meet green building codes. 
Specify a masonry solution that delivers superior moisture control and an environmentally sound structure.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Concrete Masonry Walls for Mold and Moisture Prevention (LU/HSW)

CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

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.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Identify successful methods in detailing masonry so that moisture and mold are minimized in building design. 
Describe sustainable efforts to eradicate mold and moisture in building design. 
Explain what mold is, and how it develops in buildings.
Discuss and diagnose with architects the moisture problems that have occurred in their projects.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Excellence in Single Wythe Masonry (LU/HSW)

 
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

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.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
Understand why and where masonry walls begin to crack. 
Understand updates to energy codes in relation to single-wythe wall design 
Plan and design a sound single-wythe wall. 
Eliminate unnecessary repairing and cleaning of masonry walls.
 
This course is applicable to all structural masonry product lines except veneers.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Enhancements to Manufactured Stone Veneers (LU)

 
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

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.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Define the difference between the dry and wet cast, as well as lighting and full-depth veneers in terms of aesthetics, cost considerations, ease of installation and maintenance. 
Describe veneer installation procedures that ensure moisture control and a long building life with minimal maintenance. 
Educate peers on how veneers contribute to a building’s durability and integrity. 
Effectively specify and detail well-constructed masonry veneer.
 
This course is applicable to all veneer product lines.
 
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Lunch and Learn

The Concrete Benefits of Glazed Masonry (LU/HSW)

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

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Understand the potential LEED considerations that might be obtained by specifying and using glazed CMU. 
Discuss the proper moisture detailing required for glazed masonry. 
Explain the manufacturing process of glazed masonry. 
Discuss the utilitarian and aesthetic benefits of using glazed masonry.
 
This course is applicable to Astra-Glaze-SW+® glazed masonry units.
 
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Lunch and Learn

IECC Energy Review and Masonry Compliance Options (LU/HSW)

CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

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.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Understand IECC requirements for exterior walls. 
Describe the principles behind continuous insulation (CI).
Develop effective specifications that incorporate continuous insulation into masonry systems. 
Understand the benefits and limitations of “new” & “old” wall systems.
Effectively apply this knowledge to future projects in order to meet increasingly aggressive energy performance goals.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines, especially for InsulTech and EnduraMax
 
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