Garco offers Continuing Education Seminars approved by the AIA for architects and we offer lunch and learns for continuing education units or credits.
Metal Building Systems
There is a common misconception that metal buildings are solely used for utilitarian warehouses and rusty barns. But, with the advancement of design capabilities and progressive product solutions, metal buildings are now at the forefront of design in all industries. This course will discuss the versatility in design and retrofit capabilities as well as the durability, longevity and sustainability of metal buildings. Additionally, we will cover why they are an economical solution for end users and how they offer quicker go-to-market times than other construction materials. We will also discuss the numerous structural framing members and architectural details necessary for proper design of metal buildings.
Envelope-Based Solutions for Metal Buidlings
ASHRAE 90.1, the IECC and other building energy codes, standards, guidelines and rules are adopted as part of the larger body of building codes and must be satisfied as a condition for approval to construct and occupy buildings. This course will discuss the impact of more stringent and closely regulated building energy standards and codes on the building process—specifically, as they affect the building envelope for metal buildings. We will consider some of the challenges in adhering to the codes and we also will identify solutions and compliance tools, products and resources that help projects meet code requirements and gain the associated energy benefits.
Taking on the Wind: Metal Building Construction
Many people think of humble warehouses when they hear the term, “metal building,” but metal buildings are not limited to boxy designs. However, metal buildings range in both design and materials used to construct them. This course will introduce you to the elements of metal building systems and the flexible design options that enhance the aesthetic look and feel of the building. In addition, the course will demonstrate how metal buildings are resilient against high-wind events.