AIA CES Approved Course: Catenary Lighting


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 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.

Ronstan Tensile Architecture AIA CES Approved courses are taught by one of our experts at your location with a visual presentation and time for questions.

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