The Metal Construction Association (MCA) announced the launch of the 2022-2023 Metal Architecture Academy. Part of Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center, the new academy is comprised of eight courses including an on-demand webinar, a multi-media course and six written courses. A total of eight continuing education credits are available in a variety of categories including AIA/HSW, GBCI, IIBEC and others. Those who complete all eight courses are eligible to earn a badge.

The course list includes:

  1. New on-demand panel webinar: Insulated Metal Panels and the Protective Barrier Concept. TVA Architects’ Eric Li and Tyrone Marshall of Perkins+Will will present projects that have achieved key environmental goals using insulated metal panels. Amanda Karns, Kingspan Insulated Panels’ Director, Project Services will provide a detailed overview of insulated metal panels including speed of installation, energy-savings, air and water protection, and design possibilities.
  2. New written course: Enduring Metal – How Durability Became Sustainability.
     Durability is defined as the power to withstand wear, pressure, and damage. Within the built environment, durability holds an even deeper meaning: it implies the building’s power to resist the forces of nature all around it over time without losing its structural integrity, essential function, and aesthetic goals.
  3. Written course: Cladding Safety with Metal Composite Material (MCM) and the NFPA 285-19.
  4. Written course: Architectural Excellence with Insulated Metal Panels.
  5. Written course: To Code…and Beyond. Using insulated metal panels to future-proof buildings.
  6. Written course: Individual Parts Bring a Greater Whole. A primer on MCMs
  7. Multi-media presentation: Modern Metal Walls and Roofs: Colorful, Evocative, Innovative. 
  8. Written course: Put the Pedal to the Metal.  

“Collaborating with Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center, makes it convenient for architects to earn CE credits and helps MCA fulfill its mission to educate and inform the design community on the benefits of metal,” says Jeff Henry, executive director of the Metal Construction Association. “It’s a great partnership.”

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