As part of its commitment to educating design professionals about the role that its products play in concrete and throughout the construction industry, Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mapei Americas has opened a free online program for architects in the U.S. and Canada. Participants can gain continuing-education units recognized by the American Institute of Architects and Architectural Institute of British Columbia.
The Architectural Educational Program is easily accessible from the Architectural Solutions page of the Mapei Americas websites; courses are available in English and Spanish at www.mapei.us, and in English and French at www.mapei.ca. Once they have entered the portal, architects can select and view the presentation that meets their interests. After completing the accompanying multiple-choice questions, the architect receives an email confirming completion of the course. In the United States, the required information is sent directly to the AIA, while architects in Canada self-report their information to the AIBC.
New courses are continually being added to the Architectural Educational Program, so architects can return to the portal for further CEU. The portal also makes it possible for architects in remote areas to maintain their credentials without extensive travel. The company supports the portal with in-person lunch-and-learn sessions that can be arranged through its staff of architectural representatives.
“[This] architectural support program strives to develop a relationship with architects and designers through educational presentations that keep them up to date on the changes and new technology in the flooring industry,” says Mapei National Manager for Architectural and Commercial Projects Mike Granatowski. “These on-line courses allow us to reach out to many more firms with education. MAPEI has the goal of being our market’s chief resource in designing installation systems.”