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AAMA takes aim at architect education

Continuing education for architects is at the forefront of activities in 2007 for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill.

AAMA’s Marketing Steering Committee met Feb. 11 at the association’s annual meeting to discuss details of current and future courses the association will offer through the American Institute of Architects continuing education program.

“The role of this association should be how to educate our clients,” said Raj Goyal, vice president and general manager of the Blast Mitigation Division, Graham Architectural Products, York, Pa. Goyal also serves as co-chairman of the Marketing Steering Committee.

Architects earn AIA continuing education credit for taking AAMA’s online and classroom seminar courses, including Architects of a Better Mind held annually at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.

The association plans to build its educational programs in the new year, said Janice Charletta, AAMA’s marketing and membership manager. “We went from having two or three courses for a number of years, and in a couple of years, we’ll have 10 or more,” she said.

One new offering includes a blast educational course, Charletta said.

The Glass Marketing Committee also is developing a course, said Pete Chojnacki, director of marketing and IT for GED Integrated Solutions in Twinsburg, Ohio. Chojnacki led the committee’s meeting Feb. 11.

The course will expose architects to uses of glass, types of glass, fabricating glass solutions and glass performance, Choijnacki said.

The annual meeting runs Feb. 11-14 at the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Fla. See next week’s e-glass weekly for more information about the meeting.

 

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