Continuing Education

At Arriscraft, we strive to help Architects, Designers, and Trade Professionals achieve a better understanding of masonry design and construction.

Proud to be an AIA/CES Continuing Education Provider, Arriscraft offers a variety of AIA Learning Units. All presentations are available by appointment as a Box Lunch. Our courses can also be used towards OAA, ARIDO and ASID learning credits.

To learn more about the educational programs available from Arriscraft, or to book an appointment, please contact us at solutions@arriscraft.com, or at 1-800-265-8123.

Stone Designs
AIA Program Number: SD
LU Hours 1.00 / HSW

Participants will learn about calcium silicate masonry unit composition and properties and how they influence design decisions; proper masonry detailing techniques; movement joint requirements when using different building materials; at grade design options, overall design versatility of full bed stone, review examples of designs in stone.

Stone Designs is also available as an online presentation. Participants are required to complete an open-book quiz upon completion of the program to promote increased retention of the information.

The Poetry of Walls – Unique Brick Detailing (NEW)
AIA Program Number: GSB34
LU Hours 1.00 / HSW

This program will discuss brick manufacturing, sustainability and unique brick detailing. Brick allows for an almost endless array of creativity using sizes, colors, patterns, etc. to design walls. Also discussed will be how brick fit into sustainable building designs and how to detail these unique cladding designs incorporating brick.

The Poetry of Walls is also available as an online presentation. Participants are required to complete an open-book quiz upon completion of the program to promote increased retention of the information.

Changing Landscape of Thin Adhered Masonry Veneers
AIA Program Number: CLAVI2
LU Hours 1.00 / HSW

We will discuss Thin Adhered Masonry Veneer and the wide variety of potential uses for them including new and renovation applications. We will cover how to meet the requirements of the Energy Code when utilizing these assemblies.

Proper Masonry Detailing (NEW)
AIA Program Number: PMD3
LU Hours 2.00 / HSW

Building envelope design and construction issues as they pertain to moisture management and the control of differential movement within masonry veneer walls are discussed. Design guidelines and quality of work issues are presented.

Design guidelines include consideration of the foundation-to-wall junction, wall openings, movement-control joint design, shelf angles, and parapet wall design.

Quality of Work issues include consideration of material storage and handling, environmental requirements, masonry accessories, mortar materials and mixing, wall protection, and masonry cleaning.

Proper Masonry Detailing is also available as an online presentation.P articipants are required to complete an open-book quiz upon completion of the program to promote increased retention of the information.

Thin-Brick – An Exploration of Unlimited Options and Potential (NEW) 
AIA Program Number: GSB-40
LU Hours 1.00 / HSW

This program will discuss thin brick manufacturing, sustainability and unique brick detailing when thin clay brick is employed in building design.  Discussions will be on how brick are formed which allow for an almost endless array of creativity using sizes, colors, patterns, articulation, etc. to design walls.  The many ways in which thin brick can be installed will also be discussed including thin brick embedded into precast concrete panels, adhered thin brick veneers, floors, ceiling barrel vaults and other unique features.

Just Hanging Out on the Wall – Masonry Rainscreens
AIA Program Number: JHMR2
LU Hours 1.00 / HSW

To discuss Masonry Veneer Rainscreens and the wide variety of potential uses for them including new and renovation applications. This course covers how to meet the requirements of the Energy Code when utilizing these assemblies.

Pushing The Envelope – Continuous Insulation Solutions for Thin Adhered Masonry Veneers
AIA Program Number: PTEICB
LU Hours 1.00 / HSW

We will discuss and explore Engineered and Tested Continuous Insulation (CI) solutions for thin adhered masonry veneers to meet the requirements of the Energy Code anywhere in North America.

Proper Thin-Adhered Masonry Veneer Detailing for the Modern Age and Energy Codes 
AIA Program Number: PTAMD
LU Hours 2.00 / HSW

We will expand on previously presented detailing concepts and look at how to properly detail exterior wall assemblies with continuously insulated thin adhered masonry veneers that meet the requirements of the Energy Code.

In this presentation we will consider concepts like moisture movement (wind driven, capillary, condensation) and related details, such as “At Grade” details, Window sills, heads and jambs, deflection joints, movement joints, and parapet details as well as some other special details.

Look to the Interior – Thin Masonry for Internal Beauty and Design 
AIA Program Number: LITMIB
LU Hours 1.00 / HSW

This program will discuss the many ways thin masonry can bring a sense of warmth and dynamic aesthetics to any interior. We’ll explore how thin masonry can range from classic and traditional to sleek, contemporary and modern.  While many people think of masonry as an intriguing and thought-provoking exterior cladding material, thin masonry can continue that theme to the interior.  With so many different options for thin masonry including Thin Brick, Thin Natural Stone, and Thin Calcium Silicate, the world is your oyster when it comes to creating beautiful and stunning interiors.