AIA CES Courses For Metal Roof & Wall Panel Systems

AIA CES Nano Courses (15 Minutes Each):

Each one of the AIA CES Nano Courses below provide design professionals with the opportunity to rapidly gain succinct insights into various topics of successfully designing for metal roofing and wall systems. All of these 15-minute courses (worth 0.25 LU/HSW each) include both video and written content, which is then followed by a three-question quiz. 

Please note: You must earn 100% on each course quiz to receive 0.25 LU/HSW and a Certification of Completion from Sheffield Metals International. 

AIA Nano Course - Underlayments of Metal RoofingSpecifying the wrong underlayment for a metal roof or wall can cause the system to prematurely fail. Learn about the uses and differences between synthetic vs. asphalt felt paper underlayment.

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AIA Nano Course - Standing Seam vs Exposed Fastener Metal RoofingIs standing seam or exposed fastener metal roofing the right system for your design? Know the advantages, drawbacks, and various applications for these two roof types.

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Clips for Metal Roofing & Walls AIA CE Nano CourseNearly all standing seam metal roof systems require a clip to serve as an attachment point of the panel to the roof deck below. Let’s take a look at the various clip and cleat types to include in your spec.

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AIA Nano Course - Galvalume vs GalvanizedGalvalume and galvanized are two coatings applied to a steel core for use as metal roofs/walls. However, there are critical differences, such as warranty coverage, properties, etc. to be aware of.

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AIA Nano Course - Metal Roofing Material TypesAll five of the most common metal materials used in roofing, Galvalume (steel), aluminum, zinc, copper, and stainless steel, come with specific design considerations to keep in mind. 

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AIA Nano Course - Warranties of Metal Roofs & WallsWarranties protect the investment of your client and ensure the metal panel products are high-quality and properly installed. Discover more about paint, substrate, and weathertight warranties.

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Portable Rollforming Course (60 Minutes):

AIA Course - Portable Rollforming & Engineering
During this one hour online course, design professionals will gain insight into the benefits of portable rollforming including efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability. We will review applicable engineering, testing standards, and installation details and conclude the course with a brief 10-question quiz.

Please note: A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a Certificate of Completion from Sheffield Metals International.

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In-Person & Video Conference Learning Is Available!

In addition to the online courses, all of our AIA-approved courses are available as in-person/face-to-face presentations. Choose any four of Nano courses or pick the one-hour Portable Rollforming course to have your 1.0 LU/HSW delivered directly to you! Or, choose a live class via video conferencing to get your AIA credits from the comfort of your home.

To schedule an in-person program, please contact:

Lori Reynolds Morrow – CSI, CDT
SMI Architectural Project Manager
(802) 431-7878

About the Provider


Sheffield Metals International is a leader in the distribution of coated and bare metal products, as well as engineered standing seam metal roof systems.

We specialize in providing painted Galvalume® and aluminum for the architecturally driven metal panel industry. A large portion of Sheffield’s business includes military, government, and municipal architectural projects where technical knowledge is essential.

With full-time, in-house Architectural, Technical, and Sales Departments, combined with our 40-year PVDF paint and optional 5- to 35-year weathertight warranties, we are able to provide the complete package and support for our customers throughout the most complicated projects.