Architectural Coatings article offers AIA continuing education credits

Licenced Architect Earn 1 LU/HSW continuing education credit by reading Linetec’s Architectural Coatings article in this edition of Licensed Architect.

Achieving a smart synergy of aesthetic, performance and sustainable goals includes carefully selecting high-performance architectural coatings.

Whether building a new facility, renovating an existing one or updating a specific area, thoughtfully choosing the finish for a project’s metal building products and surfaces will ensure the longest lifespan.

Much more than enhancing appearance, a finish specification can be the difference in creating lasting performance and a lasting impression.

For durable, metal building products, the architectural industry most often relies on two types of finishes: anodize and paint. Both offer a long-lasting finish, but each has its own characteristics inherent in its application.

This article explains field performance, application processes, specifications and performances of architectural fluoropolymer (PVDF) paints, baked enamels, powder coating and anodize finishes including strengths, weaknesses, weatherability and environmental considerations.  Read article

AIA/CES online program “Choosing Sustainable Finishes”

As a registered American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) provider, Linetec offers “Choosing Sustainable Finishes.”    1 LU/HSW/SD

This sustainable design presentation includes the informed selection of materials, products and manufacturers to reduce environmental impacts and improve building performance. The program is available as either an in-person presentation or as a self-guided online course accessible at

Upon completing “Choosing Sustainable Finishes” you will gain a full understanding of:

  • Why aluminum is chosen as a building product
  • Sustainable considerations of architectural finishing,
    including anodize, PVDF (Kynar®) paint and powder coat
  • AAMA specifications and warranty information
  • Environmental considerations in choosing a coatings provider
  • How architectural finishing contributes to the U.S. Green Building Council’s
    LEED® Rating System™

Following the short test, you can earn 1.0 Learning Units (LUs) for Health, Safety and

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Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD).

This self-guided programs is available at your convenience 24/7. And, the content remains online for future reference.

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