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New Training from Serge Ferrari Qualifies as AIA CEU, Available by Live Webinar

AIA CEU Provider

Serge Ferrari, manufacturer of flexible composite materials, has released a new training module. “An Introduction of Fabrics in Architecture” (SF2020-1) has been approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and qualifies for 1.0 LU | HSW (health, safety and welfare) of continuing education. Available via Live webinar, this seminar will outline the different types of performance textiles currently used in building design, and how each can be applied in a variety of architectural applications to solve challenges including occupant health and safety.

Learning objectives of this course include, to:

  • Gain an understanding of how solar protection performance textiles, applied on the interior and exterior of a building, can help address occupant wellness, energy efficiency, occupant comfort and thermal performance for integrated building design.
  • Learn the effects that acoustics have on occupants and how performance textiles enhance the acoustic performance of a space thus making occupants more comfortable and productive.
  • Understand the many factors that go into performance textiles on facade applications including thermal and visual protection, increased airflow, smog prevention, and aesthetic benefits.
  • Learn how the light weight and flexibility of performance textiles offer tensile structures freedom of design while simultaneously providing UV, weather and acoustic protection
  • Garner a deeper understanding of safety, sustainability, and environmental benefits as it relates to fabric in architecture.

This is an introductory course requiring no prerequisites, and no cost to attend. Architects may join an upcoming training by sending a request to Private trainings for groups of 10 or more are also available.

AIA CES Provider statement
Serge Ferrari is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J567. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.