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AIA Ongoing Education

In our continued efforts to better serve the architectural community, A.L. Harding & Co. is proud to be partnered with leading manufacturers in the architectural and acoustics industries in providing AIA Approved Ongoing Continuing Education Courses to assist architects in earning credits to meet AIA and State requirements. We offer AIA accredited on site lunch and learn seminars as well non-credit informational courses and self reporting online AIA courses sponsered by Regupol Acoustics, Stonewood™ Architectural Panels, and Vaproshield®.

Acoustic Metal Panels

Acoustic metal panels are pre-engineered high performance versatile acoustic panels that are ideal for spaces requiring noise reduction as well as extreme endurance. Acoustic metal panels are available in aluminum or steel with a variety of sizes and styles, and can be customized and finished to fit, complementing any architecture or interior design.

Architectural Castings

Architectural castings are lightweight, easy to install, and are available in a wide variety of materials and finishes including GRG, (Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum), GFRC, (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete), IMS, (Interior Molded Stone), and FRP, (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyester Resin). Architectural castings are available for both interior and exterior applications, and are ideal for renovation and restoration projects.

Architectural Column Covers

Architectural Column Covers are designed to surround and conceal otherwise unattractive structural supports creating aesthetically appealing focal points. Available in virtually unlimited sizes, shapes, materials, and finishes, architectural column covers allow architects to accommodate any style such as modern, art deco, renaissance, and classical. Architectural column covers are available for both interior and exterior applications, and are low maintenance and highly durable.

Continuous Insulation Systems

Continuous Insulation, (CI) is defined by The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers, (ASHRAE), as "insulation that is continuous across all structural members without thermal bridges other than fasteners and service openings", and has been an energy code requirement since 2007. Thermal bridging occurs when an area or component has higher thermal conductivity than the surrounding material. Continuous insulation systems can dramatically reduce the cost to heat and cool a building, as well as reduce moisture damage.

Fabric Wrapped Acoustic Panels

Prefabricated fabric wrapped acoustic panels are the ideal economical solution for treating noisy reverberant spaces. With a wide array of fabric selections, edge details, and finishes, fabric wrapped acoustic panels offer both aesthetic versatility and acoustic performance making them visually appealing as well as functional. Fabric wrapped acoustic panels can be used on both walls and ceilings in the form of flat panels, curved panels, clouds, and baffles. Today's modern CNC technology allows for fabric wrapped acoustic panels to be cut precisely into various shapes and sizes, allowing for unlimited creativity and design.

Rainscreen Wall Systems

Rainscreen wall systems have attracted serious attention from architects, designers, and engineers seeking to improve moisture management and energy efficiency in building envelopes. A rainscreen wall system is a series of layered components that stand off from a building's exterior wall and weather resistant barrier. The primary component of a rainscreen wall system is a lightweight exterior cladding, (the rain screen), that is the first line of defense in protecting a building's inner wall assembly from exposure to weather.

Stretched Fabric Systems

Acoustical Stretched Fabric Systems have evolved to allow architects to seamlessly combine aesthetics with acoustic functionality, providing a fit and finish appearance that cannot be achieved with standard fabric wrapped acoustic panels. By eliminated the harsh sound reflections that occur in a space with a lot of hard surfaces, speech intelligibility is improved, and noise distractions are reduced creating an acoustically pleasing environment.

Vapor Permeable Barriers

Water Resistive Vapor Permeable Air Barriers installed on the exterior of wall assemblies are critical for protecting buildings from moisture. Effective water resistive vapor permeable air barriers allow vapor to pass through but not air or water, mitigating moisture damage and saving energy for the life of the building.