Short Courses Deliver Big Ideas! New AIA-Approved Nano Courses
Want to be better prepared when designing with metal? Steelscape has you covered.
Steelscape is proud to launch two nano courses in the newly revamped learning center. The AIA approved nano short courses explore design concepts in short fifteen-minute blocks, with each block eligible for 0.25 AIA learning units. These courses are not just useful for earning credits. Unlike some nano courses which focus solely on products, Steelscape’s nano courses have been specially developed to focus on prevalent design concepts, how they relate to metal, and to outline strategies for addressing these concepts specific to metal. These courses explore topics that impact the visual aesthetic of exterior metal applications, namely roof and wall surfaces.
The first course, SSNAN01, explores the topics of gloss and sheen. Metal is visibly shinier than some building products, including naturally occurring elements such as wood and stone. This course educates designers or building users on what makes surfaces comparatively shinier, how to interpret and compare gloss and sheen information, and strategies for reducing these factors on metal roofs and walls.
Depth is a visual phenomenon than many architects, specifiers, and homeowners seek to add to their designs due to the additional allure it can provide. The second course, SSNAN02, explores the concept of depth. Traditional metal colors may lack the depth and dynamic properties of naturally occurring finishes. This course explores the impact of surface depth in design and the finish options available to enhance depth on metal roof and wall surfaces.
These are the first courses in a series of short courses that Steelscape will be launching over the coming months. Continue checking out the Steelscape Learning Center for new course material or the Steelscape learning blog for other useful insights on designing with pre-painted metal. Have a question about pre-painted metal but can’t find an answer? Let us know! We can either address it directly or use your feedback to help educate the broader design community.
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