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AIA Continuing Education
DMI is committed to providing you with high-quality expert-level education in accordance with the AIA/CES standards. The courses we offer are designed to meet the needs of architects and typically run one hour in length. All Attendees will earn 1 Learning Unit and some of the courses we offer will meet the Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) requirements and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) credits.
DMI is pleased to offer the following AIA CEU accredited presentations for your consideration:
- Understanding Todays Metal Roofing (AIA LU)
- This course is an overview of standing seam metal roofing, from its early and historic uses to today’s modern roll forming capabilities. The course will investigate the metal substrates available and the finishing process of those substrates. The course will identify typical modern applications for standing seam metal roofing and the associated engineering, testing and watertightness warranties.
- Building Green with Metal Roofs and Walls (AIA LU, HSW, GBCI)
- This course will explore in depth the concept of cool metal roofs and walls while explaining their relationship to current energy code and guideline compliance. The environmental benefits of metal roofs and walls will also be explained, including contributions to numerous LEED® points. Additional case studies of various cool metal roof materials will be presented to illustrate how they can help lower energy use in a building.
- Retrofit with Metal Roof and Wall Systems (AIA LU, HSW, GBCI)
- This course is an overview of re-roofing using metal roofing supported by an engineered framing or sub-framing system, also known as retrofit. The course will cover typical applications for metal roof and wall systems during the retrofitting process, identify building characteristics in which metal can resolve retrofitting issues of utility and design and explain the overall benefits of metal roof and wall systems for existing buildings, including energy savings.
- Metal Roofing: The Perfect Platform for Solar Technologies (AIA LU, HSW, GBCI)
- A new metal roof installed over an existing roof, or a roof retrofit, provide the opportunity to add a photovoltaic (PV) system to a roof. This course will cover the basics of metal roofing and photovoltaics, as well as the synergy between solar technologies and metal roofing. Performance and environmental benefits, life cycle costs and retrofitting opportunities will be discussed. It’s important for a building owner to consider the roof and a PV system together as a single asset, rather than as separate components of a roof. With that approach, the total cost of ownership over the life of the asset can be assessed.
- Metal Roofs and Walls from A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc) (AIA LU)
- This course will give you an understanding of the different types of metal roof and wall systems used in commercial buildings. It will examine different roof slopes, wall configurations and materials and how they present design opportunities for architectural elements. The course will also discuss the sustainability of metal roof and wall systems, as well as their economic impact. The end of the course will focus on a study that compared metal roof systems to other types of products in terms of life cycle costs, maintenance costs and owner satisfaction.
- Use of Snow Retention Devices (HSW)
- Discover the art and science of snow control and its effects, such as snow migration on rooftops of structures. Learn about the common myths and misperceptions regarding snow retention, as well as the do’s and don’ts of retention devices, product selection and site specifics.
Dimensional Metals has been setting the standard for Architectural Sheet Metal detailing for three decades. We are often the source design professionals turn to for the best in watertightness detailing and to solve difficult or challenging roof and wall conditions. Our Engineering Department utilizes these details in producing shop drawings in conjunction with our manufacturer issued Watertightness Warranties.
For your convenience, we offer over 2400 details for download. Our SSMR details are cataloged into five categories pertaining to the roof deck condition and the slope of the roof. Please select the appropriate deck condition the roof panels will be installed over: Polyiso Insulation, Wood Decking (plywood) or Purlin (open framing).
Furthermore, we separate the deck conditions into both Architectural and Hydrostatic detailing. Generally, Architectural details are utilized on Standing Seam Metal Roofing with a slope of 3:12 and greater. Hydrostatic detailing is utilized for roof conditions on open purlins; roofs with less than a 3:12 slope; as well as, other difficult watertightness conditions and conditions requiring special attention to expansion and contraction.
We offer our Metal Wall Details in both Horizontal and Vertical applications.
DMI total system warranties protect “all aspects” of your metal envelope system. Whether that be the watertightness, the material or the finish. When looking at the warranties for your system it is important to note that not all warranties are created equal. Be sure to read the fine print to find out about any limits or exclusions. Are you truly getting a warranty or is it just a glorified maintenance agreement? Is the warranty covering all aspects of your Metal Envelope system? Is it guaranteeing that your project is being installed with the best quality? With DMI Total System Warranties you can feel confident that you are getting the best quality and guarantee in the industry.
In today’s society with energy costs continuing to rise there is a movement to build more efficient building structures. These structures are able to reduce cooling load costs and contain environmentally sustainable friendly materials.
Whether you are a homeowner or a commercial building owner Dimensional Metals, Inc.’s metal roofing can help your project meet these green building practices. Our roofing’s durability and installed longevity make it a highly sustainable material. Our roofing material is not only produced with recycled material it is 100% recyclable which prevents material from going into landfills.
Our DynaClad® “Cool Metal Roofing” finishes help reflect solar radiation from the roof surface lowering surface temperatures to help reduce energy consumption by lowering cooling loads. In addition, there are programs in place that may allow your project to qualify for a tax credit such as Energy Star® and LEED.
What is Energy Star®?
ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Why DMI ENERGY STAR® rated reflective metal roofing?
DMI ENERGY STAR® metal roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays back into the atmosphere. This can lower roof surface temperature by up to 100°F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building structure.
- DMI ENERGY STAR® pre-painted metal roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent.
- DMI ENERGY STAR® pre-painted metal roofs can qualify for a 30% tax credit up to $1,500.00
- The roof must be expected to last a minimum 5 years.
- For tax purposes, receipts should be saved along with the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement
- Manufacturer’s Certification Statement is required
- Homeowner does not have to submit a copy with tax returns
- What DMI Metal Roof Products Meet ENERGY STAR® Qualifications
- DMI Metal Roofing products that meet the specifications listed below are ENERGY STAR® qualified.
- Steep Slope roofs must have an initial solar reflectance of <= 0.25. After 3 years, the solar reflectance must be >= 0.15.
- Steep-Slope Roofs: Surfaces with a slope greater than 2:12 inches. (As defined in ASTM Standard E 1918-97)
- Low-Slope Roofs: Surfaces with a slope of 2:12 inches or less. (As defined in ASTM Standard E 1918-97)
What is LEED?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
Who Uses LEED?
Architects, real estate professionals, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and government officials all use LEED to help transform the built environment to sustainability. State and local governments across the country are adopting LEED for public-owned and public-funded buildings; there are LEED initiatives in federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Energy, and State; and LEED projects are in progress in 41 different countries, including Canada, Brazil, Mexico and India.
How is LEED Developed?
LEED Rating Systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees. Each volunteer committee is composed of a diverse group of practitioners and experts representing a cross-section of the building and construction industry. The key elements of USGBC’s consensus process include a balanced and transparent committee structure, technical advisory groups that ensure scientific consistency and rigor, opportunities for stakeholder comment and review, member ballot of new rating systems, and a fair and open appeals process.