New Educational Course Offered by ATAS International

August 11, 2022

ATAS International has added a new educational course titled “Insulated Metal Panels – Creating the Perfect All-In-One Barrier Back Up Wall System.  Insulated metal panels (IMPs) provide superior insulating properties and can be installed quickly.  They attribute to the thermal comfort of a building’s occupants not only upon completion, but even during construction.  Using IMPs as a barrier back up wall system incorporates water, air, thermal, and vapor control as an all-in-one wall, over which other components can be attached, such as decorative metal panels and other exterior building finish materials.  Energy performance of a building is optimized with the use of IMPs, and their use can contribute toward sustainable building goals.

The learning objectives for this new course include:

  • Recognize the key elements of the perfect wall and understand how the primary control layers enhance a building’s sustainable design
  • Identify the different types of wall assemblies and understand the energy efficiency of each
  • Review the different components and performance of an insulated metal panel barrier back up wall system and recognize how they contribute to green building and energy savings
  • Identify the key benefits, including thermal performance, of an insulated metal panel barrier back up wall system
  • Distinguish green building/LEED contributors of an insulated metal panel barrier back up wall system

This new course is not only approved by the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Continuing Education System for 1 LU/HSW (learning unit in health, safety, and welfare), but is also approved by the Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) for 1 GBCI CE (continuing education) hour, and by the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants’ (IIBEC) Continuing Education System for 1 IIBEC CEH (continuing education hour).

ATAS now offers 11 different courses which can be given in a firm’s office, or other location, in-person, as well as virtually.  All 11 courses are approved for 1 LU/HSW by the AIA.  Ten of the 11 courses are approved for 1 IIBEC CEH, and four courses are approved for 1 GBCI CE hour.  To learn more about all the courses offered, and to schedule one, you can visit

Three online courses are available.  “Testing and Specifying Metal Roofs in High Wind Areas” can be found in BNP Media’s Continuing Education Center at  “Using Technologically Advanced Metal Building Products in LEED, Net Zero, and Passive Buildings” and “Designing with Metal Wall Panels” are hosted in Hanley Wood University and can both be found at

Lee Ann Slattery, Sales Support Manager, stated “In addition to introducing a new course, we recently updated all ten of our existing courses, to ensure that the content is accurate and current.  Although we love to provide education in-person, we realize that sometimes a virtual seminar is preferred, and that is certainly an option.  As well, with the three online courses, we’re trying to make it as convenient as possible to learn about metal in design and construction.  Along with the courses, we can offer two in-person plant tours for continuing education credits:  one of a facility which manufactures building envelope components from metal (located in Allentown, PA and Mesa, AZ) and the other of a metal coil coating facility (located in Morrisville, PA).”