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Training & Seminars

Real Cedar Training & Seminars

Earn AIA Continuing Education credits and improve your knowledge of Western Red Cedar through our various training programs and seminars below.

Online Training

For Who

Professionals throughout the building materials supply chain, architects, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, builders, and installers.

Benefits

  • Increase your knowledge of Western Red Cedar.
  • Provide your clients with the best advice on incorporating this WRC in their project.
  • 1 hour AIA/CES Learning Unit Hour for AIA member architects.

Click here to view the AIA Training video.

Certification

Please click on the following link to be taken to our online test. Once completed a certificate will be emailed to you and the WRCLA will submit your AIA/CES Learning Unit.

Click here to take the test.

Have a question? Click here to contact us.

AIA/CEU Training

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD CEU Training

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Design and construction professionals earn AIA Continuing Education learning units by reading designated articles and sponsored sections in Architectural Record website, and answering test questions at the end of each course.

Please click on one of the links below to access the various CEU courses:

Using Western Red Cedar in Commercial and Multifamily Buildings

Shakertown Training

Fire Resistive Construction using Western Red Cedar Shingles

Summary:
Fire Resistive Construction Using Western Red Cedar Shingles
Earn 1.0 HSW Learning Unit

WRCLA Member Shakertown offers a one-hour course covering various test standards, application methods, and spec writing for beautiful Western Red Cedar shingles and shakes.

Curriculum Detail:
Course: Fire Resistive Construction Using Western Red Cedar Shingles
Provider: Shakertown (www.shakertown.com)
Program Number: Shak01
Length: 1 hour
Credit: 1LU
HSW Credit: Yes
Learing Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of Cedar’s versatility and architectural significance through the course history and product review.
  2. Identify four fire-resistive test standards applied to cedar roofing and siding product for current code requirements.
  3. Design roofing and siding systems of Western Red Cedar Shingles and Shakes that conform to code requirements for fire resistance.
  4. Write specifications for fire resistance assemblies to assure accurate product detail and subsequent code compliance.

For more information contact Mark Rutledge:

mark@shakertown.com

AIA/CES Seminars

1.0 Sustainable Design Credits

Architect Advisory Services
WRCLA4 – Western Red Cedar Distinctive Sustainable Design

For Who
Architect / Designer Community

Benefits

  • Increase your knowledge of wood products in general and particularly with Western Red Cedar.
  • Provide your clients with the best advice on incorporating this unique and remarkable species in their project.
  • 1 hour of AIA/CES Sustainable Design Credits for AIA member architects.

Subject Areas
Gain knowledge in these important areas:

  • Increase awareness of Western Red Cedar its properties and performance characteristics.
  • Grade and product specification requirements.
  • Cedar’s versatility and enhanced appeal it brings to a project.
  • Proper installation, finishing and maintenance of Western Red Cedar.

Certification
Following completion of the training, WRCLA will post the 1.0 Sustainable Design Credits with AIA.

Registration
For more information or to organize a training session, please contact the WRCLA by clicking here

1.0 Learning Unit Credits

Natural Winner: Western Red Cedar and Nonresidential Building

For Who
Architect / Designer Community

Benefits

  • Increase your knowledge of wood products in general and particularly with Western Red Cedar.
  • Provide your clients with the best advice on incorporating this unique and remarkable species in their project.
  • 1 hour of AIA/CEU/HSW Design Credit for AIA member architects.

Subject Areas
Gain knowledge in these important areas:

  • Describe the benefits of using western red cedar in terms of major green-building standards and forestry industry programs.
  • List the main performance attributes of western red cedar and how they differ from other forestry products.
  • Explain how red cedar materials were employed in a high school new construction projects, with details on assemblies and finish treatments.
  • Discuss the kinds of western red cedar products available and their typical architectural applications, with attention to environmental benefits.

Certification
Following completion of the training, AIA will post the 1.0 HSW Credits with AIA.

Registration
http://continuingeducation.bnpmedia.com/article.php?L=202&C=1127

For more information or to organize a training session, please contact the WRCLA by clicking here

2.0 Learning Unit Credits

WRCLA2 – REAL CEDAR SPECIALIST TRAINING SEMINAR

For Who
Architect / Designer Community

Benefits

  • Increase your knowledge of wood products in general and particularly with Western Red Cedar.
  • Provide your clients with the best advice on incorporating this unique and remarkable species in their project.
  • 2 hours of AIA/CES Learning Unit Hours for AIA member architects.

Subject Areas
Gain knowledge in key important areas:

  • Introduction to WRCLA
  • Renewable resource
  • Environmental impacts of wood
  • WRC range and production
  • Basic of wood structure and tree growth
  • Unique Characteristics of WRC
  • WRC products and grading
  • Siding Installation
  • Finishing and maintenance
  • WRC marketing tools

Following completion of the training, WRCLA will post the 2.0 Learning Unit Credits
with AIA.

Registration
For more information or to organize a training session, please contact the WRCLA by clicking here