Two continuing education programs are available from Chicago Metallic: "Designing with Metal Ceilings" and "Seismic Requirements for Suspended Ceiling Systems."

"Designing with Metal Ceilings" is approved for both Interior Design Continuing Education Council and American Institute of Architects continuing education credits (AIA/CES). This credit will be accepted by the AIA, the American Society of Interior Designers, the International Interior Designers Association and the Interior Designers of Canada.

Participants will learn about the development of commercial ceilings in the U.S., the construction and finish options for metal ceilings, the applicable ASTM standards regarding metal ceilings (corrosion, acoustics and life safety), and product applications for different project types.

Members who successfully register and complete the course can earn 0.1 IDCEC CEU for course number 30309, subject code 5.4 Ceiling Treatments - General Knowledge; or 1.0 AIA/CES Health, Safety, Welfare Learning Unit (HSW LU) for course number MC9/2011-MC.

"Seismic Requirements for Suspended Ceiling Systems" participants may earn 1.0 AIA/CES HSW LU for course number MC9/2011-SC. The presentation will discuss commercial building components, seismic activity and risks in the U.S., how earthquakes have affected suspended ceilings, U.S. seismic codes, and the primary issues involved in designing ceiling components and installation methods for commercial buildings in seismic areas.

Both are in-person presentations where attendees will have the opportunity to ask general questions, as well as to address specific issues for their commercial building projects and local geographies. To schedule a presentation, please contact or call (800) 323-7164.