AAC Releases Educational Course for Architects

Anodizing 101: Building, Construction & Design is approved for continuing education units by the AIA, the GBCI and NARI.


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The Aluminum Anodizers Council's online learning course for architects, designers, engineers, building developers and professionals is available on AEC Daily, a continuing education website for building and construction professionals.


The course, Anodizing 101: Building, Construction & Design, was approved for continuing education units (CEU) by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the USGBC's Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and 20 other building and construction organizations. The Anodizing 101 course provides an overview of the characteristics, technical information and benefits of aluminum anodizing as used in building and design, as well as an overall understanding of the use of aluminum as a building material, alternative finishing methods, sustainability and application possibilities.


Developed by a subgroup of the AAC Promotion Committee, the course includes material that:


  • Provides technical information regarding the benefits of aluminum and anodized aluminum used as a building material in terms of strength and durability
  • Outlines the sustainable characteristics of aluminum & anodized aluminum building products
  • Presents solutions on how to address some of today's building design challenges in light of the increasing demand for green buildings
  • Showcases various building and construction applications and innovations using anodized aluminum
  • Provides specific details on how to properly specify these materials as part of the design process.

“This educational course has been in development for some time, so we are glad to be able to provide architects and designers with detailed information that will help them understand and consider the use of anodized aluminum for their projects,” says Paul Laurin, president of A & D Prevost in Quebec and current AAC chairman. “We have been told that there are many design professionals that are not familiar with the excellent characteristics that make anodized aluminum one of the best material choices for functional, aesthetic, sustainable and efficient designs. This course will provide these professionals with a better understanding of the many benefits anodized aluminum offers in building and construction applications.”


Please visit anodizing.org for more information.