CertainTeed gets into continuing education

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania-based CertainTeed Corporation is sharpening its skills via the launch of its new Academy of Continuing Education.

The Academy, which was developed in conjunction with McGraw Hill Construction, will provide high-level training in building science expertise, taught by subject matter experts and via live events.

"For nearly 20 years, CertainTeed has been educating architects and design professionals on the latest trends, building and product innovations," said Jill Betters, manager, commercial and architectural programs for CertainTeed. "The Academy of Continuing Education takes education delivery to a whole new level by making it easy and efficient for busy professionals who need more dynamic ways of learning in their ever-changing professions."

Coursework is aimed at drawing connections between need-to-know industry subject matter and relevant products and solutions from CertainTeed. Examples include "Understanding and Improving Indoor Air Quality," "Understanding LEED 2009 vs. LEED Version 4: Driving Transparency in the Marketplace" and "Creating Superior Acoustic Environments in Schools with Evidence-Based Design."

The courses are accredited by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), with many also bearing the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) stamp of approval.

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