FSA AIA Course
Architectural Fabric Structures – a design background

As a member of FSA, a division of IFAI, you can be involved in The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). FSA, has a course that you may present to architects in your area.

AIA plays an active role in the continuing education of its members. The AIA offers valued opportunities for AIA members to maximize their professional skills through effective learning partnerships with firms, continuing education providers, and all AIA components.

The AIA makes specialized information available to registered CES providers as well as to AIA members. FSA provides this opportunity by being a division of IFAI, an official provider of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES).

Architects will receive credits for the courses and learn more about the advantages of incorporating shade systems into their designs. To maintain accreditation, architects are required to attain 24 credit hours of continuing education every 2 years. Below is FSA’s AIA-accredited course that architects can attend to obtain credits to help fulfill architect certification, as well as create mutually beneficial one-on-one relationships with architecture and design firms.

Course Description:
Experience the art of designing fabric/membrane structures. The course examines design and engineering of tensile structures, the form finding process, water flow, and offers an overview of detail development. Architects will learn how to apply the basic principles of design to a project, become familiar with different design elements and features and get details of developing fabric structures into complete designs.

Learning objectives:

  1. Review basic divisions or types of tension membrane structures
  2. Learn the basic principles of membrane structure design / form finding
  3. Learn aspects of detailing for development of architectural fabric structures
  4. Define fabrication of architectural fabric structures
  5. Discover installation methods for architectural fabric structures
  6. Identify advantages and takeaways of architectural fabric structures

As a member of ATA’s Fabric Structures Association this course is available for you to present to your local architectural firm.

Jill Newman
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