S-5! Presents AIA CE Courses at Ron Blank’s CE Academy Events in 37 Cities

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, April 10, 2014 — S-5!®, the well-respected international authority on ancillary attachment technology for the metal roofing industry, announces its 2014 continuing education course schedule. S-5! will tour throughout the year with the Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. (RBA) CE Academy to 37 cities in the U.S. and Canada, educating design professionals on reliable snow retention and effective solar attachment on metal roofs. All S-5! courses are accredited by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and qualify attendees for CE credit.

S-5! has been offering free online CE courses for years, but, according to S-5! CEO, Rob Haddock, “There are undeniable benefits of in-person networking and face-to-face dialogue. Because we endeavor to provide easy access to quality education for all metal roofing professionals, S-5! will continue to offer online courses for architects and engineers who are unable to attend RBA’s CE Academy events. However, what we’re experiencing in-classroom is difficult to replicate online. In support of a deeper level of knowledge, we encourage continuing education students to attend their local CE Academy event if at all possible.”

To see the CE Academy S-5! presentation schedule for 2014 (including city locations), or to read course details, visit www.S-5.com/CE. Available courses include “Use of Snow Retention Devices: Science or Fiction?” and “The Solar-Ready Roof: Optimizing Design.”

Architects, to learn more about S-5! Architect Services or to request a Lunch & Learn, contact Harry Lubitz by email at HLubitz@S-5.com.

Successful completion of S-5! CE Academy (and online) courses earn an AIA Learning Unit (LU) and a Professional Development Hour (PDH). The courses also qualify for a Health, Safety Welfare (HSW) credit. State definitions vary so please refer to your licensing board for specific criteria. At present, all states that require continuing education accept the AIA courses for the MCE state requirements.

Many engineers, specifiers, and certified contractors can claim AIA CE credit as well. Please verify with your licensing authority.