AIA approves Sika Sarnafil’s continuing education courses offering sustainable design credits

October 01, 2009 |

Two continuing education courses offered by Sika Sarnafil have been approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and are now certified to fulfill the AIA’s new Sustainable Design continuing education requirements. As a leader in engineered, long-term solutions for roofing and waterproofing, Sika Sarnafil products and initiatives have been a hallmark of sustainability in commercial and industrial buildings for over 45 years. The two Sika Sarnafil courses, ‘Green Roof Education’ and ‘The Facts About PVC’, are now available to all AIA members by calling your local Sika Sarnafil regional sales representatives, or Sika Sarnafil directly at 800-576-2358.

“Selecting roofing and waterproofing systems that will meet sustainability goals is an important component of sustainable construction,” said Brian J. Whelan, Senior Vice President of Sika Sarnafil. “We are pleased to be able to offer AIA members critical information on selecting roofing and waterproofing systems that will help them meet their sustainability goals of energy efficiency, environmentally preferable products, greenhouse gas reduction and waste reduction while helping them achieve their required continuing education credits in Sustainable Design.”

Attendees of ‘Green Roof Education’ will learn the benefits of installing a green roof, why waterproofing is the most important part of a green roof system, and how to obtain points towards LEED certification with a green roof. ‘The Facts About PVC and the Environment’ provides an overview of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which around the world is the most commonly used plastic in the construction industry. Materials made of PVC are tough, resilient, require little maintenance, are esthetically pleasing and provide excellent fire resistance. Does its extensive use impose a burden on the environment? Can PVC be recycled? How does it behave in a fire? These questions and many more are answered during this comprehensive one-hour presentation.

Free Courses, Invaluable Knowledge

These courses are free and presented in person by a Sika Sarnafil Technical Sales Representative as a “Lunch and Learn”, with pictures and charts that show thermoplastic production as well as products and installations. For more information contact your regional sales representative, or Sika Sarnafil directly at 800-576-2358. 

About Sika AG

Sika AG, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, is a globally active company supplying the specialty chemicals market. It is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures in construction (buildings and infrastructure construction) and in industry (vehicle, building component and equipment construction). Sika’s product lines feature high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring and roofing and waterproofing membranes. Sika AG has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Canton, MA and approximately 11,000 employees link customers directly to Sika and guarantee the success of all of its business relationships. With this business structure, Sika generates annual sales of CHF 4 billion.

Find more information about Sika Sarnafil here.

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