EDUCATION > AIA & GBCI Approved Courses



ATAS International Inc., is an AIA/CES and GBCI continuing education provider.

Qualified instructors conduct the seminars and encourage a question and answer session. Training can be held at an architect's office, an industry association chapter meeting (such as AIA, CSI or USGBC), or at another convenient location.
If your office cannot hold a large group, or you would like to combine the seminar with other firms, ATAS will rent a meeting room at a hotel or other large gathering space to accommodate groups of 20 people and over.

ATAS offers three online courses, available below. 

Course Titles and Learning Objectives:

Demystifying Rain Screen Systems Utilizing Metal Wall Panels

Provider # J447 | AIA/CES Course # ATA018 | 1 LU/HSW
  • Understand various types of rain screen wall systems
  • Identify importance of critical nature of air and water resistance barriers in energy efficiency
  • Discover and define the importance of integrating continuous insulation
  • Simplifying energy efficiency of rain screens utilizing insulated metal panels

Designing for the Effects of Wind on a Building – Tests and Reality

Provider # J447 | AIA/CES Course # ATA017 | 1 LU/HSW
  • Identify the types of metal roof panels and their performance capabilities and understand the test methods
    established for metal roof systems
  • Create specifications that identify the proper test methods to be included for the various roof products,
    styles and application
  • Recognize proper code requirements for metal roof and perimeter edge systems
  • Discover how actual field performance of products relates to test methods and procedures, and implement best practices

Sustainable Building Envelopes

Provider # J447 | AIA/CES Course # ATA010 | GBCI Course # 0920001083 | 1 LU/HSW & 1 GBCI CE Hour
  • Learn how metal walls can use sunlight to provide the building with solar air heating
  • Discover how metal cladding on roof and walls can contribute to green building objectives, including LEED Certification
  • Explore cutting edge cool roof technologies, including UV reflective pigments and above sheathing ventilation
  • Understand how metal roofing can provide a solar ready platform for photovoltaic systems

Design & Testing of Perimeter Edge Metal for Low-Slope Commercial Roofs

Provider # J447 | AIA/CES Course # ATA016 | 1 LU/HSW 
  • Identify on drawings or in the field the three roof conditions that utilize perimeter edge metal, and name the ANSI/SPRI standards written for those conditions
  • Use ANSI/SPRI ES-1 to calculate the vertical and horizontal negative pressures on perimeter edge due to wind
  • Specify in Division 7, Thermal and Moisture Protection, the three perimeter edge metal test methods required by code (IBC)
  • Recognize, when designing or specifying perimeter edge metal, three common perimeter edge metal design and installation errors, and explain how they can be avoided

Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels - High Performing Systems in Design, Sustainability, and Operation

Provider # J447 | AIA/CES Course # ATA015 | GBCI Course # 0920008173 | 1 LU/HSW & 1 GBCI CE Hour
  • Have a better understanding of insulated metal panels and components
  • Explain how insulated metal panels prevent air and vapor infiltration, increase thermal comfort for building occupants and improve building performance through increased energy efficiencies.
  • Compare insulated metal panels to traditional systems based on attributes, aesthetics, and performance.
  • Recognize the durability, thermal performance and energy efficiencies gained when using insulated metal panels vs. traditional systems and how they reduce their environmental impact.
  • Understand the criteria, attributes and sustainability benefits of Insulated Metal Panels and how they may qualify for credits under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Metal Coil Coating Technology - Processing and Performance of Prepainted Metal in the Building Products Industry

Provider # J447 | AIA/CES Course # ATA011 | 1 LU/HSW
  • Understand how a continuous coil coating line operates and the different processes which are involved
  • Recognize the importance of proper cleaning, pretreatment, primer and paint to achieve a quality coated metal coil
  • Discover the different test methods that are employed for quality control in the coil coating process
  • Realize the advantages that prepainted metal offers, including the energy and environmental benefits

Solar Air Heating

Provider # J447 | AIA/CES Course # ATA014b | GBCI Course # 0920004680 | 1 LU/HSW & 1 GBCI CE Hour
  • Understand solar air heating and drying technology
  • Explain how transpired solar collectors function
  • Realize the features and benefits of transpired solar and the design considerations for feasibility
  • Describe the system components and installation of a transpired solar collector

Understanding Metal Roofing

Provider # J447 | AIA/CES Course # ATA005 | 1 LU/HSW
  • Observe and recognize the history of metal roofing and the different types of metal used
  • Explain the manufacturing process and the importance of finish coatings
  • Describe the difference between low slope roof systems and steep slope roof systems
  • Understand the environmental benefits, sustainable technology and the features of metal roofing