MAPEI Opens Online Education Program for Architects
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Posted by: Trish Moss
As part of its commitment to educating architects about the role that its products play in the construction industry, MAPEI Americas has opened a free online educational program for architects in the United States and Canada. This program enables architects to gain continuing-education units that are recognized by their associations – the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC).
The Architectural Educational Program is easily accessible from the Architectural Solutions page of the MAPEI Americas Websites. Courses are available in English and Spanish on the U.S. Website (www.mapei.us), and in English and French on the Canadian Website (www.mapei.ca). Once they have entered the portal, architects can select and view the online presentation that meets their interests. Presentations are crafted for architects’ requirements.
After completing the accompanying multiple-choice questions, the architect receives an email confirming completion of the course. In the United States, the required information is sent directly to the AIA, while architects in Canada self-report their information to the AIBC.
New courses are continuously being added to MAPEI’s Architectural Educational Program, so architects can return to the portal for further continuing-education units. This program also makes it possible for architects in remote areas to maintain their continuing-education units without extensive travel. MAPEI supports the portal with in-person lunch-and-learn sessions that can be arranged through its staff of architectural representatives.
“MAPEI has developed an architectural support program that strives to develop a relationship with architects and designers through educational presentations that keep them up to date on the changes and new technology in the flooring industry,” said Mike Granatowski, National Manager for Architectural and Commercial Projects at MAPEI. “These on-line courses allow us to reach out to many more firms with education. MAPEI has the goal of being our market’s chief resource in designing installation systems.”
Established in 1937, MAPEI Group is a privately owned global corporation headquartered in Milan, Italy, with 69 subsidiaries including 65 plants in 31 countries. The company specializes in manufacturing chemical products for building, including waterproofing products, special mortars and admixtures for concrete, products for the restoration of ancient buildings, and special decorative and protective coatings for walls. In addition, MAPEI is today the world leader in the manufacturing of mortars, grouts, adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings.
The Americas are home to 25 MAPEI Group manufacturing and distribution facilities, plus the headquarters locations for MAPEI Corporation and Polyglass USA in Deerfield Beach, Florida. MAPEI is an environmentally conscious manufacturer – the company has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2001 and a member of the Canadian Green Building Council since 2008. MAPEI Americas is a registered provider to the AIA/CES program and also offers training related to ceramic and stone tile, floor coverings and concrete repair through the MAPEI Technical Institute. The majority of MAPEI Americas facilities are certified to the ISO 9001 Standard for Quality Management Systems. Visit www.mapei.com for technical data or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734) for the nearest location.