AIA Continuing Education Course | Simpson Door Company

AIA Continuing Education

AIA Continuing Education

Simpson Door Company is an AIA Passport partner, supporting the AIA Continuing Education program. We currently offer our CEU courses in distance learning and face-to-face formats. If you are interested in scheduling an in-person presentation, please contact us at SimpsonCustomerService@brandner.com.

The Battle Against Moisture


Course Overview

This course consists of a presentation in a PDF format followed by a brief test and offers an in-depth look at exterior wood doors and the battle against moisture. The course qualifies for 1 HSW (health, safety, welfare) learning unit hour from the American Institute of Architects.

Topics will include:

  • Use of wood doors in architectural designs
  • Key components of stile and rail wood doors
  • Moisture protection

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Specify how wood doors can be incorporated into a range of architectural styles for homes and light construction
  • List the key components of stile and rail wood doors
  • Describe common points of moisture vulnerability in exterior wood doors
  • Explain manufacturing materials and techniques that can protect wood doors against water infiltration
  • Discuss methods for designing building overhangs, and selection of wood finished, that further enhance wood door weatherability

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Achieve Your Design Vision


Course Overview

This course consists of a presentation in a PDF format followed by a brief test and offers an in-depth looks a ways to design a door that reflects creativity and personality to fit any architectural style. The course qualifies for 1 learning unit hour from the American Institute of Architects.

Topics will include:

  • Personalization trends in building products
  • Design Flexibility – wood, glass, size options
  • Creating welcoming entryways with wood doors
  • Crafting visually engaging interiors with wood doors

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how wood doors can be incorporated into a range of architectural styles for homes
  • List 3 or more ways wood entry doors can be personalized to achieve a design vision
  • Articulate how wood doors are manufactured compared to molded materials such as steel and fiberglass doors
  • List 3 door mounting alternatives to traditional swing hinges
  • Discuss 3 or more ways wood doors can be used to enhance interior design

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