Protective Industrial Polymers is an AIA CES Approved Provider of educational courses for AIA members. AIA members who attend these courses receive Learning Unit (LU) credit toward their AIA membership requirements. Listed below are our current course offerings. If you would like to learn more about our AIA CES Approved Provider status, or if you are interested in attending a course, please contact us at 800-361-3331, or via email at info@protectpoly.com.
Current AIA CES Course Offerings
Achieving Deep Substrate Antimicrobial Protection Building A Comprehensive Antimicrobial Floor System PIPAIA002/2011
Description: This course will discuss antimicrobial trends in food/bev and pharmaceutical industries. Additionally, this course will instruct attendees on how to specify a comprehensive, deep-substrate penetrating antimicrobial floor system in process areas. Learning Units:  2 Credit Designations:   LU Course Format:  Instructor-led face-to-face Learning Objective 1: Discussion of industry trends with regard to antimicrobial requirements and protection methods. Learning Objective 2: Building/specifying a comprehensive antimicrobial flooring system for food/bev and pharmaceutical process areas. Learning Objective 3: Treating and densifying concrete substrate – materials and methods. Learning Objective 4: Discussion of bacteria, molds, mildew and fungi and how it relates to these industries.  
Protective Polymer ESD Floor Finishes Materials & Methods PIPAIA001/2011
Description: This course explains various ESD polymer floor technologies, industry trends, common myths and compliance testing of the floor material. Learning Units:  2 Credit Designations:   LU Course Format:  Instructor-led face-to-face Learning Objective 1: Attendees will learn about various ESD floor coating technologies and how these technologies affect performance characteristics. Learning Objective 2: Attendees will learn about ESD market trends and how they relate to new and existing construction projects. Learning Objective 3: Attendees will learn about current ESD industry best practice standards and how they relate to specifications of an ESD flooring system. Learning Objective 4: Attendees will learn/observe an overview of ESD floor performance testing methods and procedures.
Antimicrobial Building Envelope Protection Floors & Walls PIPAIA003/2013
Description: This course discusses and presents current industry trends and guidelines with regard to antimicrobial requirements in various industries (F&B, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare/Medical). Furthermore, current methods of antimicrobial floor and wall coatings will be presented, with insight on how to properly achieve redundant antimicrobial protection for building envelope surfaces. Learning Units:  1 Credit Designations:   LU Course Format:  Instructor-led face-to-face Learning Objective 1: Attendees will gain insight on various health & safety regulations/guidelines for food & beverage, pharmaceutical and medical processing facilities. Learning Objective 2: Discussion of various antimicrobial floor & wall coating treatments currently in use. Learning Objective 3: Attendees will learn about antimicrobial colloidal concrete treatments and how they can provide a redundant safety measure for such facilities. Learning Objective 4: Discussion of “antimicrobial” additives and various testing methods.
ESD & Ignition-Control Flooring Specifying the Right System PIPAIA004/2013
Description: This course will educate architects with regard to end-user expectations when it comes to specifying and ESD or Ignition-Control floor. This course will touch on current industry guidelines and standards, as well as provide an overview of various ESD flooring/coating options. This course will also delve into some of the finer points of understanding an end user ESD-Control Program specification. Learning Units:  1 Credit Designations:   LU Course Format:  Instructor-led face-to-face Learning Objective 1: Current control standards discussion. Attendees will learn about current industry guidelines and standards for ESD-controlled environments (ESDA, ANSI, NFPA) Learning Objective 2: Conductive vs. Static Dissipative: What does this mean and why is it important to know and understand? Learning Objective 3: ESD flooring options discussion: Features and benefits of various ESD flooring product types and technologies. Learning Objective 4: Designing and specifying an ESD-Control or Ignition-Control Flooring System. Meeting an end-users ESD program specification.