SMI Releases Six AIA-Approved Continuing Education Nano Courses

Check out this release announcing the release of six new 15-minute AIA-approved Nano courses, which are all available as online learning and in-person presentations.

Sheffield Metals Releases Six AIA-Approved Continuing Education Nano Courses: Banner

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE, OH – Sheffield Metals International (SMI), an AIA Continuing Education Provider and a leading distributor of coated and bare metal coil and sheet products, is set to launch six new American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved continuing education Nano courses to the architectural and design community.

Available on March 23, 2020, these power-packed and energizing Nano courses each deliver 15 minutes of focused video and written content related to metal roof and wall panel systems.

The topics covered by the six Nano courses include:

  • Metal material types
  • Warranties for metal panel systems
  • Standing seam vs. exposed fastener panels
  • Galvalume® vs. galvanized metal
  • Clips & cleats
  • Underlayment

The courses are digitally hosted on the Sheffield Metals website for ease of access to any member of the architectural community.

Best of all, because these are AIA-approved learning modules, participants can earn 0.25 Learning Units relevant to HSW (Health, Safety, and Welfare) per completed Nano course for both AIA members and non-members. To receive Learning Unit credit, online attendees must score 100% on the brief three-question quiz following the course.

Additionally, the SMI Architectural Department is offering these same courses as in-person programs covering the same topics for architects, designers, specification writers, project managers, and beyond. The in-person program provides the same LU/HSW credit and serves as an opportunity for firms to receive a more interactive, high-energy, and personalized presentation.

“Everyone today is maxed out being inundated with emails and meetings, so the option to choose a time-sensitive method of professional advancement is key for us,” says Lori Reynolds Morrow, Architectural Project Manager at Sheffield Metals. “Our AIA CES Nano courses may be accessed as an online study or delivered in-person. It’s 100% your call. And even better, you can select any four of them, and then you have your 1.0 LU/HSW covered.”

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion, have their attendance recorded with the AIA, and have the applicable LU/HSW credit applied to their record. The course is also applicable to state MCE (mandatory continuing education) licensure.*

To register for any of the continuing education Nano courses, sign up for in-person presentations, or to learn more, please visit the course page at


About Sheffield Metals International

Sheffield Metals International, a member of Mazzella Companies, is an industry leader in the distribution of coated and bare metal products, as well as engineered standing seam metal roof systems. The company specializes in providing painted Galvalume® and aluminum for the architectural metal panel industry. Sheffield Metals stocks 50 colors continuously in both Galvalume and galvanized steel, several popular colors in aluminum coil, and can also match virtually any color to suit a particular project. For more information, visit Sheffield Metals online at

Business Contact:

Lori Reynolds Morrow, CSI, CDT

Media Contact:

Julianne Calapa

*Some jurisdictions do not recognize partial credit (i.e., 0.25 LU/HSW) or Nano learning programs for mandatory continuing education requirements for license/registration renewal. Architects should confirm with their respective licensing state.