We offer architects and designers the opportunity to earn professional development credit via a series of accredited educational courses presented by a qualified 3form Rep.
An Introduction to Lighting Resins
Credits | AIA (HSW), USGBC, IDCEC (HSW)
This course provides an education on the principles of effective light design in relation to translucent polycarbonate applications. You’ll learn specific techniques for overcoming inherent problems when lighting resins. This program reviews environmental considerations for feature lighting applications and shows how resins specifically contribute to the overall sustainability of a project.
The Science of Translucent Materials
Credits | AIA (HSW), IDCEC
This course puts translucent materials to the test, helping you make informed decisions and selections for your next architectural and interior design project. This course brings you into the lab to compare the characteristics of polymers and glass and their performance properties. Explore real-world applications and the challenges you are faced with in design like fire safety, weather-ability, energy efficiency, and durability. 'Finding Clarity' will aid in understanding the life cycle analysis and certification process of these materials and the impact they have on our environment and human well-being.
Credits | AIA (HSW), IDCEC (HSW)
This course reviews the history and exciting future of acoustics with the focus on creating favorable experiences for occupants in built environments. You’ll learn about the technological advancements in acoustic design. This course illustrates techniques for successful acoustic design, including integration with non-acoustic materials.
Trace it Back
A Course in Transparency
Credits | AIA (HSW), ASLA, USGBC, IDCEC (HSW)
This course offers an overview of materials transparency and how it relates to green building and socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing. You’ll learn about product life cycles, associated health and environmental impacts, and how to use transparency to determine best material choices for a healthier built environment.
Exterior Grade Design
Using Polymers Outdoors
Credits | AIA (HSW), USGBC
This course covers the use of engineered resins in exterior building projects. You’ll learn about the evolution, proven performance characteristics, and design options of resins in exterior projects. View examples where resins were used in high-performing, high-design exterior projects that are difficult to achieve with traditional building materials.