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AIA/CES Registered Programs Offered by PPG Industries

At PPG Industries, Inc., we are committed to providing quality continuing education courses across all of our product categories. We know that product integration is the key to meeting your design goals, and we are here to help. Please review the listing below for information about all of our current AIA/CES registered programs.

Or, access our current AIA/CES Registered Program brochure

PPG Architectural Glass Continuing Education Courses

Glass Production, Processing and Performance
Glass Production, Processing and Performance provides an introduction to the different types of glasses that are available, such as clear, tinted, and low-iron. Significant emphasis is placed on coated glasses, including the common types of low-e application processes and the consequent impact on energy and environmental performance. The different types of flat glass processing and fabrication methods, as well as thermal breakage, wind load, sound attenuation and size limitations as they relate to specifying glass are also covered.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW
Available on Hanley Wood University
Available on AECDaily

How Low-e Coatings Improve Building Performance
How Low-e Coatings Improve Building Performance provides in-depth information on the solar energy spectrum and common glass performance measures. The manufacturing processes for "passive" and "solar control" low-e coatings, how those coatings impact glass performance and improve energy efficiency, as well as the definition of spectrally selective glazings are also discussed.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW
Available on Hanley Wood University
Available on AECDaily

Introduction to Glass
Participants will gain a better sense of how glass is made; know the different methods for processing glass; understand the different types of glass and their intended use; know the basic design criteria in selecting and specifying glass.

Credits: 1 LU

Energy Efficient Glazing
Participants will learn how low-e coatings work; learn the differences between "passive" and "solar control" low-e coatings; learn how the energy, environmental and economic benefits of low-e glass have been quantified; understand the energy impact of various low-e coated glasses through simulation modeling.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW

Specifying Glass
Participants will get an understanding of the types of architectural glass; learn the types of glass processing and fabrication; understand the impact of glass specification on building performance, occupant comfort and the environment; become familiar with safety and performance issues to thermal breakage, sound attenuation, wind load and glass size.

Credits: 1 LU, SD

Spectrally Selective Glazings for Architectural Glass
Participant will gain and understanding of the three major types of architectural glass and the impact of their specification on building performance, occupant comfort and the environment. Participants will also become familiar with safety and performance issues related to glass specification, including thermal breakage, sound attenuation, wind load and glass size.

Credits: 1 LU

PPG Metal Coatings Continuing Education Courses

Managing Expectations on Exterior Colors and Coatings
Participants will be able to identify the practical color limitations of coating processes as they relate to architectural products including color selection, application, building component profiles, coating manufacturing and installation; understand the best practices and procedures to minimize color variation on building components.

Credits: 1 LU

High Performance Fluoropolymer Coatings
Participants will have a clearer understanding of fluoropolymer coatings and their intended uses; understand the different types of pigments used in fluoropolymer coatings; understand the different AAMA performance specifications and how it relates to durability; have a better understanding of factory vs. field-applied application of these types of coatings.

Credits: 1 LU

Arch Applications for Liquid & Powder Fluoropolymer Coatings
Participants will gain an understand the advantages of liquid and powder coatings for use on architectural aluminum building components; learn about the environmental considerations, as well as the performance requirements of liquid and powder coatings; gain a better understanding of color availability, gloss restrictions and cost considerations for liquid and powder coatings.

Credits: 1 LU
Hanley Wood University

Cool Coatings for Metal Roofing
Participants will be introduced to cool roofing and be familiar with key terms and definitions that relate to cool roofing; gain an understanding of how cool roofing works and learn about the benefits and attributes of cool roofing; understand current specifications, codes, regulations and guidelines in the U.S. for cool roofing; learn about the research that validates the cool roof concept.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW
Hanley Wood University

PPG Architectural Coatings Continuing Education Courses

VOC's: What are They?
Participants will learn the definition of VOC; understand why VOC's are harmful; outline what laws govern VOC limits.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW

Surface Preparation: Building a Solid Foundation
Participants will understand ASTM Visual Standards to determine degrees of rusting; understand the different methods of preparing steel and concrete for painting; be able to specify appropriate surface preparation for steel and concrete; understand surface preparation requirements based on the high performance coatings specified; be able to reference appropriate standards from ASTM and NACE for surface preparation requirements.

Credits: 1 LU

Protecting Surfaces from Corrosion
Participants will learn about the goal of surface preparation and the result when it is successful; learn about SSPC and their corrosion protection guidelines; learn about the length of service of coatings when various surface preparation techniques are used; learn about several types of coating systems and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW

Basic Paint Applications
Participants will get an in depth look at the components of paint including: pigments, binders, solvents and additives; learn about surface preparation of substrates prior to the application of paints and coatings; identify types of paints and coatings such as acrylics, alkyds, epoxies, urethanes, floor coatings and intumescent fire protective coatings.

Credits: 1 LU

Introduction to Coatings
Participants will learn what paint is and its basic composition; learn what the various types of paint are; learn the basic performance characteristics of paint; understand the difference between perceived aesthetics and measurable standards as a basis for paint selection.

Credits: 1 LU

Selecting Quality Paints and Coatings using MPI
Participants will learn how U.S. standards used for specifying paint have developed; understand how to apply specification methods of the Master Painters Institute (MPI) and learn how to integrate MPI methods and product specifying into AIA Masterspec.

Credits: 1 LU
Available online at ArchitectCES.

Minimizing Mold, Mildew and Fungus with Good Paint Specs
Participants will gain a better understanding of mold, mildew and fungus species (food sources & toxic byproducts); using NIST software - moist 3.0 to determine vapor barrier placement in warm versus cold climates; provide suggested edits to Div 1 and 9 sections for new construction & renovation projects; commercial products/ systems comparisons.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW

Color Destinations
Participants will learn how sociological trends and events shape the selection of meaningful colors for trends; obtain an understanding of the profound shift towards Conscious Living and the move to an Age of Meaning where there is an increased appreciation and respect for all things organic, authentic and meaningful in all the products we choose and the environments we create; understanding the science of choice and how this relates to the universal yet personal nature of color selection, and how we respond to it emotionally.

Credits: 1 LU

Paint Specifications and the Effects on Green Building
Participants will learn how VOC criteria can contribute to green building; understand what governs the classification of paint as "green"; receive an overview of LEED and the credits affected by paint; learn about the design and specification considerations involved with "green" paint.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW
Available online at ArchitectCES.

Intumescent Fire Protective Coatings
Participants will learn about the reasons to specify intumescent coatings; understand the difference in fire tests – cellulose vs. hydrocarbon; learn about epoxy (thick film) vs. thin film coatings; be familiar with the descriptions and requirements of explosion testing.

Credits: 1 LU, HSW

A Unique Painting of Fallingwater
Participants will gain a historical perspective on Fallingwater; learn about the challenges involved with the aging of Fallingwater; see an overview of the techniques used to restore this architectural jewel; learn how paint was used to preserve and conserve Fallingwater.

Credits: 1 LU