New Curtainwall Engineering Short-course for Architects and Engineers with 150 AIA CEU Credits

Augsburg University has announced a new curtainwall engineering compact program designed for the architect or engineer practicing internationally. The program qualifies for 150 AIA CES LUs.

Lichtlabor an der Hochschule Augsburg

The opportunities for advanced training in building facade engineering are unfortunately limited, and at a time that escalating demands on facade performance challenge even seasoned practitioners. European universities have led the way in providing building facade education, including advanced degree programs. Augsburg University has offered a short-course certificate in specialized facade engineering for German-speaking practitioners since 2007. This is the first time the course is offered to English-speakers. The program is an opportunity for international practitioners to tap into European facade technology, widely recognized as industry-leading in the international building marketplace.

An impressive lineup of lecturers includes Winfried Heusler of Schüco International KG, James O’Callaghan of Eckersley O’Callaghan, and Werner Sobek of the Institute for Lightweight Structures at the University of Stuttgart.

The course also includes field trips and guided tours, and promises to provide:

  • the knowledge to define climate-based and site-specific facade performance criteria
  • understanding of how to select and adapt an appropriate facade system to project-specific requirements
  • an overview of facade design and delivery phases from concept through installation
  • the expertise to evaluate design team processes and inputs on a complex building skin
  • the skills to interface with facade design and build teams

The course will be conducted at the University in Augsburg, Germany, over two non-consecutive weeks in May and June of 2017. The period between the two University sessions involves a self-paced study project.

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