Skip to main content

CE|STRONG, a continuing education platform hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper and AN Interior offers AIA-approved courses on an online platform easily accessed from both computers and mobile devices.

The leading interior and exterior product manufacturers lead our courses; ranging from the design and detailing of insulated metal wall panels to the high-performance benefits of laminated glass, amongst many other subjects. All of our courses are approved AIA Learning Units—some count towards HSW credits—and will provide a certificate of completion following the workshop.

AN’s CE|Strong workshops reach practitioners and manufacturers across the continental United States to bring cutting-edge materials and tech solutions to bear on local challenges.

The CEU-accredited workshops are organized thematically, spanning interior applications to building envelopes, and range in duration from one hour to a full day. Expert instructors oversee each workshop, guiding attendees toward a greater understanding of how to balance design aims with efficient material use.

Designing interiors requires an excellent grasp of aesthetics, code, and safety, particularly at a time when health concerns are at their peak. AN’s CE|STRONG Interior workshops will provide participants with the know-how to meet these and other challenges head-on. Over four IDCEC-accredited workshops, experts will lead tutorials on the most recent material strategies and product innovations in the world of interiors, highlighting applications in workplace, kitchen and bath, surfaces, and lighting contexts.

For CEU courses or sponsorship opportunities, contact us.

AN’s Live Webinars reach you wherever you are. Easily accessed from any device, each interactive webinar delivers the latest in building products, with an onhand expert to walk attendees through all potential applications.

Have a question about a product’s suitability for your site or project? Wondering about its compatibility across building systems? Go to the source for the answers.

For more than a decade, AN has successfully programmed hundreds of live conferences, connecting thousands of leading professionals in the process.

Unmatched in their depth of knowledge and scope of engagement, these events aggregate expert panels, workshops, and product expos, not to mention networking opportunities. And in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AN has seamlessly pivoted its signature Facades+ and Tech+ series online, while also expanding its offerings. New to this conference roster is Mass Timber, which already promises to be a tentpole industry event as the material gains wider application in the years ahead.

For CEU courses or sponsorship opportunities, contact us.

Online Courses

Designing Automated Shading Systems

In this course, you will learn to identify the impact automated window shading can have on building design, be able to design for the aesthetic requirements of a building, and create occupant well-being (comfort) through automated shading design. This course will help identify the main approaches to automation design to understand what drives cost and technology for the specification of automated systems.

Utilizing Window Wall Glazing Solutions for Performance and Versatility

We will feature aluminum framing products that can integrate with window wall systems in this month’s webinar, along with installation and fabrication options for different types of applications. Attendees will learn the key characteristics and attributes of curtain walls, window walls and storefront systems, and we will discuss the pros and cons of each.


Transformations with BIM | Ford Model T Factory & Monterey Colonial Residence

Adaptive reuse and renovation projects offer the opportunity to combine old-world character with contemporary design. Such is the case with two examples we’ll review – the landmark Ford Factory building which was reimagined as Warner Music Group’s new headquarters and the repurposing of an early twentieth-century Monterey Colonial home into a residence that fuses modern indoor-outdoor living with historic charm. What both projects have in common is a technology solution that helps the design team and clients visualize the transformation of an existing building while managing the renovation process.

Building Envelope Systems: Achieving High Design and Optimizing Performance on an Accelerated Construction Schedule

The building envelope makes a significant impact on the overall success of new building projects. Project teams are striving to achieve iconic and high performing designs, with the challenge of accelerated schedules and tighter budgets. As performance requirements become more stringent, supply chain issues persist and construction costs explode, it is becoming a real challenge to deliver on these demands.

Case Studies: Facade Projects Shaping Parking Design Today

Review a series of case studies to explore new facade technologies that improve the user experience, elevate the design of parking structures, and facilitate their evolving role in the cities of tomorrow. Embark on an in-depth study of a new multi-story carpark in Chicago to reveal the key elements of its design-assist process and the resulting high-end, economical facade solution.