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Continuing Education

Adams Products is a leading provider of AIA/CES approved programs. Select one of our comprehensive courses to learn more and begin earning credits.


NEW! Green Building Design with Concrete Masonry Units

Program #: TREN-12
AIA/CES Learning units: 1 SD HSW

This Sustainable Design and Health, Safety and Welfare presentation discusses Green Building Sustainable Design benefits including life-cycle costs. Changes in LEED 3.0 and how building with concrete masonry contributes to Green Building and Sustainable Design are also addressed. Attendees will learn how concrete masonry can contribute to specific LEED 2009 credits and the health, safety and indoor comfort of the occupants.

The Concrete Benefits of Glazed Masonry

Program #: TREN-1
AIA/CES Learning units: 1
AIA approved course. This course for 1.0 HSW/LU hours

Glazed concrete masonry units (CMU) are a safe, clean alternative to structural glazed facing tile (SGFT) and ceramic tile. This HSW program addresses sustainable design as well as the LEEDŽ points that may be achieved using glazed CMU. Architects will understand why concrete masonry units have a high impact on their safety objectives. In addition, this program enables architects to effectively understand why glazed CMU is "the healthy choice" in terms of how it impacts both building inhabitants and the environment. This presentation meets the AIA requirements for a one-hour Health, Safety and Welfare credit.

Designing with Innovative Architectural Blocks for Buildings

Program #: OSKA-01
AIA/CES Learning units: 1
AIA approved course. This course for 1.0 LU hours

Concrete blocks are not just for foundations and basements. Architectural masonry units are animating the facades of schools, supporting columns of healthcare facilities and gracing the arches of shopping malls. This program will cover the vast range of masonry units available and their potential uses. Designing and building masonry structures to look good for the life of the building enquires a fundamental understanding of the enemies of masonry and proper detailing to protect your walls. This discussion on critical detailing and project management will ensure lasting beauty of masonry units.

Designing with Concrete Masonry Units for a Healthier, Safer Building Environment (HSW)

Program #: TREN-03
AIA/CES Learning units:1
AIA approved course. This course for 1.0 HSW/LU hours

Concrete masonry is an effective solution for the ever-changing design environment. In this HSW program, the importance of test reports and their relevance to design and sound construction of the building envelope is explained. This program also addresses how good masonry practices can assist designers in achieving the objectives of Green Building and Sustainable Design. Also addressed are the proper techniques to create effective results with building acoustics, the importance of Fire Ratings and the impact on public safety. This presentation meets the AIA requirements for a one-hour Health, Safety and Welfare credit.

Design Tactics for Stone Masonry Products (HSW)

Program #: TREN-10
AIA/CES Learning units: 1
AIA approved course. This course for 1.0 HSW/LU hours

This one-hour HSW program will explore how to effectively design masonry walls using proper design techniques focusing on the prevention of moisture, cracking and cleaning issues. This building design focus is on planning and designing sound masonry walls using proper architectural structural components based on industry guidelines and specifications. Attendees will learn why walls crack and how to design to eliminate unnecessary repairing and cleaning of masonry walls. This presentation meets AIA requirements for a one-hour Health, Safety and Welfare credit.

Adams Products Plant Tour:

Touring Adams Products's manufacturing facilities in Illinois can earn AIA Continuing Education credit. Each plant tour earns one AIA credit.


To schedule an AIA or NCMA Continuing Education presentation at your architectural office, call us today.

Additional Education Info

Our online courses can be taken on AECDaily.com at any time.

Excellence in Single-Wythe Concrete Masonry Course - This course is designed to provide an overview of the proper design of single-wythe concrete masonry units.