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Metal Roofing and Siding Learning Center

On Demand, Webinars, and In-Person Lunch & Learns offer continuing professional development in an engaging, interactive format. AEP Span offers courses to educate you on current topics as well as AIA Certified CES Learning Units/HSW/SD courses.

AIA Continuous Education System – Earn Learning Credits!

  • On Demand (1-hr; Self-paced) – available online through AEC Daily.
  • Webinar (1-hr; Hosted online) – Interact directly with experienced industry specialists. Requires a minimum of a 2-week advanced notification, subject to group minimum size (5) and presenter availability. See Professional Development Courses below to sign up.
  • Virtual Lunch & Learn (1-hr; Hosted Zoom Meeting) – Interact virtually with experienced industry specialists. Requires a minimum of a 2-week advanced notification.  See Professional Development Courses below to sign up.
  • In-Person (On-site) – Interact directly with experienced industry specialists. Requires a minimum of a 2-week advanced notification, subject to group minimum size (5) and presenter availability. Lunch and Learns are conducted at your location in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. States outside our service area are dependent on the number of attendees and availability of staff. See Professional Development Courses below to sign up.

Professional Development Courses

Course Description:
Learn how quality material and product attributes of single skin metal siding contribute to successful project requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand material inputs and performance attributes for architectural single skin metal siding
  2. Learn the environmental impact and sustainability of single skin metal siding
  3. Understand the types of single skin metal siding and the specification considerations related to installation
  4. Learn the design and installation considerations that facilitate a successful single skin metal siding solution

AIA CES Learning Units:
1.0 AIA/CES Learning Units/HSW/SD

Course Description:
As the market continues to transform the way sustainable buildings are designed, metal roof and siding products continue to contribute to a healthier built environment.  This course breaks down the material inputs and green performance attributes of metal roof and siding products and identifies how metal panels can contribute to LEED v4.1 and Living Building Challenge, making it easier for architects to design green and specify with metal.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the material inputs and green performance attributes of metal roof and siding products
  2. Understand how metal roof and siding products can contribute to LEED v4.1 BD+C
  3. Understand how the various material transparency documents are valued under LEED v4.1
  4. Understand how metal roof and siding products can contribute to Living Building Challenge

AIA CES Learning Units:
No AIA CES Learning Units at this time; however Certificates of Completion may be requested.

Course Description:
Designing to accommodate thermal movement is just one of the many critical details for the long-term success of a metal roof installation. Students will learn design and specification considerations as well as architectural details that impact project requirements. In addition, we’ll cover the components and the energy efficient features of metal roofing assemblies. Curriculum presented is AIA approved and contributes toward CES Learning Units.

Course Objectives:

  • List the advantages and disadvantages of architectural roofing versus industrial roofing.
  • State the specification considerations related to a metal roof installation.
  • Discuss the environmental impact of metal roofs versus alternative roofing materials.
  • List the design and installation issues that help facilitate a successful metal roof solution.

AIA CES Learning Units:
1.0 AIA/CES Learning Units/HSW/SD

AIA CES Nano Courses

Have a compressed schedule, or just looking to learn design tips one step at a time? AEP Span has you covered. AEP Span’s series of 15 minute short courses succinctly summarizes a range of topics related to metal roofing and siding.

Each course consists of video and written material and a short assessment at the end. Designed to take approximately 15 minutes to complete, students must achieve 100% in the three-question quiz to pass. Each short course is AIA approved and offers 0.25 Learning Units.

AIA CES Nano Course: Metal Roof Penetrations
AIA Course Number: AEPNANO1
Credit: 0.25 LU/HSW

Course Overview:  This course explores some of the different types of metal rooftop penetrations, concerns dealing with improper installation or failures, and associated details and installation practices to ensure a properly performing and long-lasting rooftop penetration.

Course Instructions:  Watch the AIA CES Nano Course, score 100% on the three-question quiz to receive 0.25 LU/HSW.

Duration of NANO course 15 minutes.