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Did You know Steelscape also offers two full-hour AIA accredited courses, available in live, or on demand format.

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Steelscape’s AIA CES Nano Courses Provide Great Metal Design Tips, Fast

(15-30 Minutes | 0.25-0.5 LUs)

Have a compressed schedule, or just looking to learn design tips one step at a time? Steelscape has you covered. Steelscape’s NanoMet, a series of 15 or 30 minute short courses, succinctly summarizes a range of topics related to exterior design with metal.  Courses include managing gloss and sheen, and improving perceived depth on metal roof and wall surfaces.

Each course consists of video and written material, and a short assessment at the end. Designed to take approximately 15 or 30 minutes to complete, students must achieve 100% in the assessment to pass. Each short course is AIA approved and offers either 0.25 or 0.5 Learning Units.

 

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Course Overview

Gloss and sheen are two important elements to consider when selecting an exterior building surface. This course educates designers on how to interpret and compare gloss and sheen information and strategies for reducing these factors on metal roofs and walls.

Watch the AIA CES Nano course, score 100% in the assessment and receive 0.25 LUs.

Covered in 15 minutes

  • What is gloss and sheen
  • How to measure gloss and sheen
  • Why it is important to be aware of gloss and sheen
  • Strategies for reducing gloss and sheen on exterior metal surfaces

Additional Course information

  • AIA Course Number: SSNAN01
  • Credit: 0.25 LU/HSW
  • Delivery Format: Video, Presentation & Written Content
  • Assessment: 3 Multiple Choice Questions. Must achieve 100% in the assessment to pass.

Course Overview

An advantage of metal is its ability to be produced in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. However, traditional metal colors may lack the depth and dynamic properties of naturally occurring finishes. This course explores the impact of surface depth and some of the finish options available to enhance depth on metal roof and wall surfaces.

Watch the AIA CES Nano course, score 100% in the assessment and receive 0.25 LUs.

Covered in 15 minutes

  • Depth and dynamic light play overview
  • The impact of perceived depth
  • Metal Depth and dynamic light play
  • Metal finish options for adding depth
  • Cautions and considerations

Additional Course information

  • AIA Course Number: SSNAN02
  • Credit: 0.25 LU/HSW
  • Delivery Format: Video, Presentation & Written Content
  • Assessment: 3 Multiple Choice Questions. Must achieve 100% in the assessment to pass.

Course Overview

Color and design trends are always evolving, so what are the upcoming trends for 2021 and beyond? In this session we interview global color expert Dee Schlotter to identify emerging color themes, trends, and exterior palettes.

The session provides an overview of external factors influencing color and design themes, how these themes translate to color trends and palettes, and how these color trends apply to exterior building design.

Watch the AIA CES Nano course, score 100% in the assessment and receive 0.5 LUs.

Covered in 30 minutes

  • External factors influencing color and design trends
  • Emerging themes driving exterior design
  • Emerging color palettes and design features
  • Residential exterior roof and wall color trends

Additional Course information

  • AIA Course Number: SSNAN03
  • Credit: 0.5 LU/HSW
  • Delivery Format: Video and presentation slides (30 minutes)
  • Assessment: 3 Multiple Choice Questions. Must achieve 100% in the assessment to pass.

Course Overview

Accelerated corrosion can be a concern when installing metal roofing and siding in marine environments. In this course, we review the harsh characteristics of marine environments and the performance enhancement options available to designers and installers. This course also outlines other design considerations, such as which materials to avoid mixing, to avoid unintentional corrosion on metal roofing and siding surfaces.

Watch the AIA CES Nano course, score 100% in the assessment and receive 0.5 LUs.

Covered in 30 minutes

  • Definition of what constitutes a marine environment
  • Modification and enhancement options to improve metal’s performance
  • Review of substrate options for marine environments
  • Review of warranty implications of marine environments
  • Discussion of important design and installation consideration when installing metal in marine environments
  • Checklist of items to review when considering a marine installation

Additional Course information

  • AIA Course Number: SSNAN04
  • Credit: 0.5 LU/HSW
  • Delivery Format: Video and written material
  • Assessment: 3 Multiple Choice Questions. Must achieve 100% in the assessment to pass.

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