New AIA CES Approved Courses Available Now

Ronstan Tensile Architecture is pleased to announce we are now offering three new AIA CES approved courses to be taught in person, at your location. All courses are AIA CES Approved 1 LU/HSW Hour each. Let us bring your group together for lunch and education.
Choose from:

  • A Fresh Look at Green Facades and Trellises 
    • Taught by one of our experts at your location with a visual presentation and time for questions
      • Course Description: Using plants as a façade treatment brings forward a number of potential social, environmental and health benefits, as well as a few challenges. This course will give you some ideas on what is possible and then, using real world examples, provide you with the tools you need to develop and then define a potential façade greening or trellis project. At the completion of this course you will have a better understanding of how to incorporate a green facade or trellis into your project, the factors to be considered in the design, and the process for developing, specifying and justifying project containing façade greening.
      • Learning Objectives:
        • Upon completion, participants will be able to list some the benefits of greening systems in the urban environment
        • Upon completion, participants will have an understanding of the different forms that that greening/trellises can take, based on project examples.
        • Upon completion, participants will have an understanding of the factors which need to be considered during the design of greening systems. Participants will gain a better understanding of the steps involved in developing greening project using the project examples provided.
        • Upon completion, participants will have an understanding of How to Overcome Resistance to this Concept, Justify Costs, and Identify Pay Back

 

  • Creating Open and Well Lit Spaces with Catenary Lighting 
    • Taught by one of our experts at your location with a visual presentation and time for questions
      • Course Description: Catenary lighting is the use of cables to suspend lighting elements, instead of more traditional poles or rigid building connections. By using cables to span across open spaces, it is possible for lighting to be provided in areas where there is no support present. It also makes it possible to create open and inviting spaces, while still maintaining appropriate lighting levels, by allowing the supports to be positioned remotely to the area being lit.  This course will give you some ideas on what is possible and then, using real world examples, provide you with the tools you need to develop and then define a potential catenary lighting system.  At the completion of this course you will have an understanding of how Catenary lighting can be used, the factors to consider to ensure that the system is properly defined, and the process for developing and then executing a potential project.
      • Learning Objectives:
        • Participants will be able to define at least 4 possible economic, environmental and aesthetic benefits of catenary lighting systems over traditional lighting systems from the examples provided.
        • Participants will be able to list at least 3 the different types of catenary lighting configurations, and the benefits of each different type from the examples provided.
        • Participants will be able to define factors/considerations which influence the design of a catenary lighting systems from the examples provided.
        • Participants will have a better understanding of the steps involved in developing a catenary lighting project using the project example provided.

 

  • Designing with Cables and Rods as Structural Elements
    • Taught by one of our experts at your location with a visual presentation and time for questions
      • Course Description: When used effectively, tension elements such as cables and rods allow designers to develop lightweight and elegant, yet stable structures. This course will introduce the basic principles and components needed to incorporate cables and rods into your next project.  At the completion of this course you will be able to identify when and how rods and cables can be used in structures, the factors to be considered in the design, and the process for developing and specifying a project containing tension elements. You will also understand the advantages of partnering with a specialty contractor to design and install a tensile structure.
      • Learning Objectives:
        • Participants will have an understanding of ‘what is a tension element’ and when it is possible to use tension elements, and the benefits using the examples provided.
        • Participants will have an understanding of the elements used in a tension cable and rod system and their functions.
        • Participants will understand why rods are used in some situations and cables are used in others.
        • Participants will have an understanding of the factors which influence the design of a system using tension elements and the steps involved in developing a project using Cable or rod, using example projects.

Contact us today to set up your appointment for a continuing education course hosted at your location

 

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