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AIA/CES Programs

Two American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) programs are available from Special-Lite. These programs are developed specifically for architects and specifiers that are involved in selecting doors for commercial applications. Attendees receive one Health, Safety & Welfare (HS&W) Learning Unit Credit. Special-Lite is an AIA/CES Registered Provider.

Our Programs

FRP-101: Heavy-Duty Flush Doors for Commercial Entrances
  • What is Fiberglass (FRP)?
  • A brief history of fiberglass and the architectural benefits of fiberglass.
  • Material components and methods used in manufacturing fiberglass.
  • Different types of fiberglass door and frame construction and their performance characteristics.
  • The different cores used in fiberglass door construction.
  • Available surface textures and finishes.
  • Refinishing of a fiberglass surface.
  • Corrosion and abuse resistance.
  • Fire Rating
FRP-401: FRP Entrances: The Science Behind the Door
  • How an entrance functions as a system of interdependent components
  • How a door’s operating environment affects performance, durability, and lifecycle costs
  • Key design and construction differences among flush door alternatives
  • Basic scientific principles and material properties affecting entrance system service life
  • How to evaluate door performance criteria to choose the right entrance supplier
To schedule one of these programs for your firm, please contact your local Special-Lite Sales Representative