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.
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The recent string of large construction fires across the US has cost billions of dollars in damages to jobsites 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. The course also details the destructive force moisture intrusion can present and how new masonry systems are helping meet code, improve performance and deliver energy efficiency - all while battling the elements.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
This presentation covers how to effectively design a masonry wall, using proper design techniques focusing on the prevention of moisture, cracking, and cleaning issues.Learn More
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. We will review installation procedures that assure moisture control and a long building life with minimal maintenance. We will also cover benefits of thin or lightweight veneers versus full-depth veneers.Learn More
High end architectural concrete masonry units can be made in a number of different finishes including glazed, ground face, filled and polished, shot blasted, acoustical sound absorbing and limestone based. In addition, because of its modular nature, different concrete masonry units can be combined within the same wall to achieve variations in texture, pattern and colors. Learn the basics of designing with architectural masonry blocks in this presentation.Learn More
Glazed concrete masonry units are a safe clean alternative to structural glazed facing tile and ceramic tile. This HSW program addresses sustainable design as well as the LEED points that may be achieved using glazed concrete masonry units (CMU).Learn More
This presentation reviews exterior envelope R-Value requirements and masonry wall compliance options in regards to the 2012 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code). We will review exterior wall R-value requirements and define Continuous Insulation (CI) as well as present design opportunities and innovative wall systems that comply with the 2012 IECC.Learn More