CONTINUING EDUCATION

GRECO offers architects and designers AIA continuing education courses through free Lunch & Learn presentations and online video courses. Our courses are designed for all architects and firms that have an interest in learning about commercial architectural railing and metal products. All our courses are accredited for 1 AIA Learning Unit for Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

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Glass Railings for Commercial and Multi-Family Projects


Course Credit:
AIA One Learning Unit (HSW)

Learning Objectives:

1) Learn about glass guardrails and handrails, the differences, and their purpose for safety and guidance related to interior and exterior applications.

2) Learn about safety glass options for railings, comparing tempered, PVB laminated glass, and SGP laminated glass.

3) Learn about frameless and framed glass railings, various design options, critical structural components, and selecting the correct safety glass.

4) Learn about wind loads and the building codes related to glass guard railings and handrails.

VIDEO COURSE: Click on the video above to view the AIA on-demand course. Once you have completed the video course, you will need to take the 10 question test by clicking  on the  “Take Video Course Test” button below. Once you complete the test and score 80% or higher, you will receive your certificate of completion and AIA credit if you are an AIA member. To view a transcript of this course, click here.

Coatings and Finishes for Architectural Metal Products


Course Credit:
AIA One Learning Unit (HSW)

Learning Objectives:

1) Describe Powder Coatings’ process, performance, aesthetics, environmental performance, and key features

2) Describe Liquid Coating’s process, performance, aesthetics, environmental performance, and key features

3) Describe Anodized finish process, performance, aesthetics, environmental performance, and key features

4) Review ASTM testing standards and performance criteria for coatings and finishes

5) Review coating specifications and select the right finish based on the project requirements, environment, and related performance.

VIDEO COURSE: Click on the video above to view the AIA on-demand course. Once you have completed the video course, you will need to take the 10 question test by clicking  on the  “Take Video Course Test” button below. Once you complete the test and score 80% or higher, you will receive your certificate of completion and AIA credit if you are an AIA member. To view a transcript of this course, click here.

Designing Code-Compliant Railing Systems


Course Credit:
AIA One Learning Unit (HSW)

Learning Objectives:
1) Provide an overview of various building codes, regulations, and industry standards that are related to handrails, guardrails, and glass railings.

2) Understand the International Building Code key requirements for commercial handrails and guardrails.

3) Review OSHA, NFPA, & ADA guidelines related to handrails and guardrails

4) Understand how codes contribute to commercial designs for handrails and guardrails

VIDEO COURSE: Click on the video above to view the AIA on-demand course. Once you have completed the video course you will need to take the 10 question test by clicking  on the  “Take Video Course Test” button below. Once you complete the test and score 80% or higher you will receive your certificate of completion and AIA credit if you are an AIA member.

Commercial Railing Designs & Stainless Steel

Course Credit: AIA One Learning Unit (HSW)

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand the various commercial railing types and designs.

2) Understand safety features and product design options for Stainless Steel railings

3) Understand the critical design performance criteria and options with Stainless Steel

4) Understand the essential building codes and industry standards for commercial railings

VIDEO COURSE: Click on the video above to view the AIA on-demand course. Once you have completed the video course you will need to take the 10 question test by clicking  on the  “Take Video Course Test” button below. Once you complete the test and score 80% or higher you will receive your certificate of completion and AIA credit if you are an AIA member.

Designing with Aluminum Railings in Commercial Applications

Course Credit: AIA One Learning Unit (HSW)

Learning Objectives:
1) Designing with Aluminum Railings in Commercial Applications.

2)Designing with Aluminum Railings in Commercial Applications.

3) Understand the various design options and benefits of welded aluminum railings.

4) Understand the various design options and benefits of welded aluminum railings.

VIDEO COURSE: Click on the video above to view the AIA on-demand course. Once you have completed the video course you will need to take the 10 question test by clicking  on the  “Take Video Course Test” button below. Once you complete the test and score 80% or higher you will receive your certificate of completion and AIA credit if you are an AIA member.