AIA/CES Classes

Martin/Martin is a Registered AIA Continuing Education Provider

Architects can earn 1.0 Learning Unit per class. Martin/Martin reports attendance to AIA and delivers certificates within 10 days of your presentation.

For your convenience, our presenters will come to you! We also offer all classes virtually. Each class lasts about one hour. Martin/Martin will coordinate and provide gourmet lunches for all in-person attendees at no cost to your firm.
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AIA/CES Classes

Martin/Martin is a Registered AIA Continuing Education Provider

Attendees will earn 1.0 learning unit (LU) per class. We will report attendance to AIA and deliver certificates of completion to your office after the class.

Focusing on your convenience, our engineers will come to your office and provide gourmet lunches to all attendees.
Please contact us to Get More Information

Current classes offered:

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

1 LU|HSW

This course outlines issues and processes that affect the finish and aesthetic qualities of structural steel. A review of the standard of practice, fabrication, preparation, painting, and cost premiums will be covered.

Cold-Formed Steel Systems for Residential Construction

1 LU

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of various structural systems in use today in residential construction. The focus will be on cold-formed steel bearing wall systems as a viable alternative to traditional systems.

Composites in Architecture

1 LU

Composite materials have found wide applications in many industries due to their high strength, durability, and design flexibility. We will discuss examples of where composites have been used in practice and will also consider their historical roots and the ingredients used in manufacturing.

Exposed Wood Architecture

1 LU|HSW

This course explores different aspects of wood as a building material, including its unique properties resulting from natural evolution, member types, connections, sustainability, and fire resistance. We will discuss the past and future of timber construction.

Façade Access and Fall Protection

1 LU|HSW

Façade access and fall protection systems have been used for hundreds of years. We will discuss the national standards that govern these systems and how they are incorporated in the design and retrofit of new and existing buildings.

Innovative Site Design with Colorado Water Law

1 LU|HSW

Using examples of successful dual-use spaces, with an eye toward legal, beneficial use of storm water, we will review drainage facility designs, noting their opportunities and challenges. The class will assess current Colorado water laws, how they were derived, and how they have evolved.

Mass Timber Architecture

1 LU|HSW

This course provides a deep dive into designing with mass timber. A real-world project example is presented in which the mass timber gravity and lateral framing systems are described. Specific construction details are presented which highlight both internal mass-timber connections and how the timber frame connects to exterior wall and foundation assemblies. Future revisions to the 2021 IBC are discussed along with other innovative uses for mass timber elements such as long span trusses and architecturally exposed columns.

Lessons Learned from Building Envelope Failure

1 LU|HSW

This class will review the building envelope failure mechanisms encountered in a residential complex. The failures included deterioration of the cladding materials, deteriorated sheathing, studframing and mold growth caused by water infiltration, and roofing assembly deficiencies.

Optimizing Entitlement Management

1 LU|HSW

Navigating the entitlement process can greatly impact the project schedule and design requirements of municipal or jurisdiction projects. Gain an understanding of the importance and intent of the entitlement process and how it can affect projects.

Security by Design and Blast Effects

1 LU|HSW

Designers can help clients with security planning and blast mitigation for buildings. Learn the basic concepts behind blast resistance, blast resistant glazing, progressive collapse, and how architectural layout and site configuration can improve performance.

Structural Design of Healthcare Facilities

1 LU|HSW

Design for healthcare often focuses on issues such as patient comfort, future flexibility, sensitive equipment, special architectural features, and other areas not always approached in typical design. Learn the unique challenges presented to the design team of healthcare facilities.

Structural Form and Architectural Concrete

1 LU

There are various forms, costs, and components of architectural and structural concrete. Learn the differences and become familiar with model specifications, standard publications, and recent advances in architectural concrete technology.

Structural Glass and Specialty Glazing

1 LU|HSW

Obtain an in-depth understanding of structural glass, the differences in manufacturing and performance between common types, and rules that can minimize the overall cost of glass and supporting structure. Learn how a stairway can be constructed entirely of glass and metal hardware.

Structural Pathology:
Diagnosis of Problems in Existing Structures

1 LU|HSW

This course builds on a metaphor of a damaged or distressed existing structure as a patient being treated by a care team of engineers and other consultants to prescribe a remedy. Attendees will learn strategies in the diagnosis and remedying of problems in existing buildings.

Sustainable Design

1 LU|HSW

This class will provide a deeper understanding of sustainable practices, designs, tools, and materials for civil and structural engineering projects. It will also outline sustainable civil and building certifications and provide an update on relevant local legislation for future public projects.

The Engineering of Art

1 LU

Special structural engineering project types, such as large-scale sculptures or public art, offer designers unique opportunities to work with advanced materials, diverse structural systems, and complex geometric shapes. Learn how these opportunities often lead to creative solutions.

Thermal and Moisture Analysis of Building Envelopes

1 LU|HSW

Learn the mechanisms that cause mold growth, not only to identify them in investigative work, but to avoid them in design work. We cover basic fluid- and thermo-dynamic principals, relevant codes, and how to quantify the risk of microbial growth.