EDUCATION PROVIDER PROGRAM (EPP)

Interested In Becoming a Course Provider?

New Course Providers are required to submit the following completed documents for review:

Please download the appropriate form(s) for completion and send to EPP@aanb.org

Questions?

  • Please contact EPP@aanb.org if you have questions regarding the Program.
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In person learning sessions

AWMAC: Taking Your Architectural Woodwork To The Next Level

ONGOING - FREE - 1 CORE HOUR - REMOTE OR IN-PERSON (Architectural Office)

ADDITIONAL SESSION INFORMATION OR HOW TO REGISTER - inspector2.atlantic@awmac.com

AWMAC's Free Lunch and Learn Presentation is tailor-made for Architectural & Design firms that specify architectural woodwork for their projects. This one hour presentation gives participants the chance to learn about the standards manual - NAAWS: North American Architectural Woodwork Standards.


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Canada Masonry Design Centre: Intro to Masonry Contracts and Detailing

LUNCH & LEARN 

DATE: TBD

LENGTH: 1HR

An introduction to the basics of masonry that will help build/update specifications and general understanding. Also covers some basics of partition wall detailing and the individual components and functions with a masonry veneer cavity wall.

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CEU Events: An Introduction to Building Product Transparency

This course is an introduction to building product transparency, which is the practice of disclosing detailed information about products and services, including the raw materials they contain, where they came from, and how they were produced. The course will explore the impact of building materials on the environment, drivers of product transparency, and the different transparency tools such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) that can help purchasers understand a product's environmental footprint so they can make more informed product decisions.

Intro and learning objectives (5 mins)

Effects of Excessive Noise on the Human Experience (5 mins)

Fundamentals of Sound (5 mins)

Mechanical Considerations (10 mins)

Sound Absorption (15 mins)

Reverberation (15 mins)

Summary with Q and A (5 mins)

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CEU Events: An Introduction to High Performance Coatings Systems

While larger industrial structures such as power plants, oil rigs and pipelines, and other facilities may come to mind when discussing high-performance coatings, they are by no means the only places these coatings are used. Chances are good that through the course of a day, you have come into contact with several high-performance coating systems without thinking about what the material is or why it is important. This CEU will increase your general awareness of not only what high-performance coatings are and where they are used, but also to introduce factors that influence performance, service life, and selection.

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CEU Events: Ancient Design Principles for the Modern Day

Ancient Design Principles for the Modern Day looks to the past in order to pave way for a more sustainable future. In this course, we’ll investigate the design universality of four historical cultures across space and time. Explore how past relationships to color, wellness and ecology can ignite modern designs that not only sustains future generations, but continues the legacy of timeless inspiration.

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CEU Events: Capturing Light - An Introduction to Lighting Resins

While utilizing principles of lighting in nature, this course will educate participants on creating dramatic, beautiful, and effective illuminated features in the built environment. They will be able to seek appropriate lighting sources and techniques for their applications by understanding lighting color temperatures and color rendering while minimizing power consumption, improving sustainability, and maximizing the evenness of the lighting. They will also have a working knowledge of how material choices and diffusion impact their lighting decisions, and how all elements of the entire feature must work together to accomplish their design vision.

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CEU Events: Color and Paint in Environments for the Aging

This course provides an overview of the changes in color perception because of aging or disease. This course examines the various types of common care environments available for the elderly and features a discussion on the application of low- VOC, durable, high-quality paint, and appropriate color usage to facilitate wayfinding.

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CEU Events: Color Foundations

What is the impact of color on overall design? How can we use it strategically when designing a room? In Color Foundations, we will examine the roots of color theory, master the basic color terminology and explore how colors interact with each other. We will also explore the "superpowers" of color and how to apply them when choosing colors for a project.

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CEU Events: Color Trends Throughout History, Featuring a Look at the Colors of 2020

The social, economic, and cultural climate has an impact on each generation. These events influence the mood, whether it be upbeat, like the roaring 20s or somber as in times of uncertainty. You see it reflected in architecture, interior design, and most notably in color. In this CEU, we will take a step back to evaluate color trends throughout history and discuss how trends tend to resurface in ways that feel new or fresh for the given period.

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CEU Events: Creating Place to Belong: The Value of Culture and Connection

Explore the transformative impact of fostering a culture of belonging in the workplace. This course examines the trends driving the demand for inclusive environments and how a strong sense of belonging can benefit both organizations and their employees. By connecting the dots between organizational culture, human needs, and sensory design, you will learn how to create spaces that not only meet practical requirements but also resonate on a deeper emotional level. Gain insights and strategies to cultivate an atmosphere where everyone feels valued and engaged, leading to improved morale, productivity, and overall well-being.

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CEU Events: Creating Wellness-Focused Spaces Perfect for Entertaining

Home has always been a place where people can find comfort and peace in their day-to-day lives. This is especially heightened with the healing presence of family and friends. With the home acting as a sanctuary for your client and their loved ones, it’s become more important to consider how health and wellness can be designed into the bigger picture of homes now and in the future. This course will explore environmental wellness trends and the ways that wellness, hosting, and design can work hand in hand to create a thoughtful space with the latest products that support these trends, such as refrigeration solutions.

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CEU Events: Designing Rooms for Acoustics

Explore the impact of acoustic design on effective communication and occupant well-being. This course reveals the crucial role of reverberation in establishing optimal conditions and examines the significance of the Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) in attaining acoustic excellence. Gain insights into how the strategic utilization of acoustic materials and configurations can enhance NRC values, highlighting the nuanced measure of absorption per square foot to create functional and comfortable spaces.

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CEU Events: Discovering the Power of Transformational Leadership

In a global, competitive world, it’s not the strongest or most intelligent that survive, but the one most adaptable to change. However, in our work organizations most people are resistant to change. The good news is that each of us has the ability to drive change regardless of our position because transformational leadership is about choice. Through this course, you will learn how to lead change and become a transformational leader. It all starts with creating a vision and learning how to influence support from team members. You will then learn how to lead by example, which will drive commitment and accountability from your team members. By the end of this course, you will discover how improving your thinking positively impacts your behavior, which ultimately leads to extraordinary results and culture change.

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CEU Events: Exploring Exteriors: The Use of Ultra Compact Surfaces

ONGOING - IN PERSON

DATE & LOCATION: TBD

This course focuses on Ultracompact surfacing for hardscape projects as its versatility and durability make them a practical choice for a wide range of residential and commercial applications. With technological advances in manufacturing, this superior material is a must to consider with its improved aesthetic and durability benefits. This course will uncover green manufacturing strategies that promote sustainability to our environment. Finally, participants will review case studies understanding application usage while learning the performance attributes.

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CEU Events: Exterior Grade Design: An Architect's Guide to Using Polymers Outdoors

The course provides an overview of engineered resins utilized for exterior building projects and applications. Important details on the evolution, the performance characteristics and the design options that resins bring to an exterior project are discussed and demonstrated. The program contains a selection of example applications where resins have been employed to complete high-performing and high-design exterior projects that are difficult to achieve with traditional building materials.

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